Lou Gehrig's #4 was the first number to be retired in any sport. The Yankees initiated that honor with Lou.
Now another PALS, the late Coach Scott LeClair, is having his number #23 honored in a different way ...
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Senior first basemen Brandon Henderson will wear East Carolina’s honorary No. 23 jersey during the 2009 season according to an announcement made by Head Coach Billy Godwin during the program’s annual “Meet the Pirates” fan session, which was held inside the Murphy Center Saturday afternoon.
The No. 23 jersey, which was the number worn by the late ECU Head Coach Keith LeClair throughout his coaching and playing career, became an honorary number for the Pirate baseball program in 2003.