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Today’s Magic Number: Gary Sheffield

Deadspin editor Will Leitch has come up with an admirable way to pay tribute to the former players of his favorite franchise while avoiding a jinx on their chance at a division crown.

The St. Louis Cardinals hold a 9.5 game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central. With 18 games remaining in the season, that puts their magic number at 11.

Rather than stating his team's daily number, Leitch substitutes the name of a former Cards player who wore that day's magic number on his uniform. I am stealing this idea.

Five facts about Gary Sheffield:

He's all the way black. He grew up living with his uncle, Dwight "Doc" Gooden, who is just four years Sheffield's senior. He played in the Little League World Series when he was 11. ...

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