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MLB: Alex Rodriguez and a History of Seven Numbers

867-5309 For History

Baseball has a love affair with history.  It also has a love affair with numbers.  Baseball has more numbers than stairs in Manhattan, and some of them happen to be extremely famous. 

While not to the same magnitude as Major League Baseball, music has some pretty famous numbers as well. “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins and “99 Luftballons” by Nena, to name a few, but most memorable of all would have to be the maddeningly catchy “867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone.  Sadly enough, 8675309 may sound more like a player’s annual salary than a phone number these days.

Tommy Tutone’s beloved numbers once pushed him to the top of the charts back in the early 1980’s.  ...

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