Outfielder James “Ducky” Holmes of the Detroit Tigers and pitcher John “Mule” Watson of the Philadelphia Athletics played baseball before the numbering of jerseys became a common practice. But surely each would have observed that a cool number font is essential to a great-looking uniform.
That brings us to the Number Style of the Week: Elementary. Available in Pre-Cut Numbers, its simple rounded style is perfect for baseball uniforms, as you can see in the picture below. Had the A’s and Tigers been looking for a number style, the players’ choice would be clear. As Holmes might have said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”