What number will Anthony Volpe wear? Yankees rookie's jersey in 2023

What number will Anthony Volpe wear? (Image via anthonyvolpe7 on Instagram)
What number will Anthony Volpe wear? (Image via anthonyvolpe7 on Instagram)

What number will Anthony Volpe wear? Volpe turned a red hot spring into a berth on the New York Yankees Opening Day roster. After turning heads with his play at the plate and in the field, the Yankees had no choice but to promote him to the main roster for the regular season.

He will be given the uniform number 77, which was most notably worn by another former top prospect in Clint Frazier. Frazier didn't pan out due to health issues so Volpe will hope to change the aura around the uniform number.

Volpe officially made the big league roster after yesterday's Spring Training game. He's hitting over .300 in spring with an OPS of more than 1.000. Combine that with the fact that neither Oswald Peraza nor Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a good spring and Anthony Volpe has his roster spot.


What number will Anthony Volpe wear? Why Yankees star settled on 77

The Yankees have a ton of established stars up and down their lineup. Those players already have numbers, which means 99 (Aaron Judge), 26 (DJ LeMahieu), 45 (Gerritt Cole) and others were already taken.

Derek Jeter's number is retired so what number will Anthony Volpe wear? 77
Derek Jeter's number is retired so what number will Anthony Volpe wear? 77

Additionally, the team has a very long history of iconic players. Many numbers are retired. Anthony Volpe probably dreamed of wearing the pinstriped number two jersey, but Derek Jeter had that retired.

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As a result, he ends up with number 77. Perhaps one day it will be retired.

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Edited by Zachary Roberts