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Scooter Gennett uses a Dale Earnhardt sticker on his bat knob

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: Scooter Gennett #3 of the Cincinnati Reds poses during Photo Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scooter Gennett (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth, Bronko Nagurski and Dwyane Wade are just some of the most famous athletes to wear No. 3. But among NASCAR fans, there is only one: Dale Earnhardt. Count Reds infielder Scooter Gennett among that group. 
The Reds gave Gennett No. 4 last season after Brandon Phillips went to Atlanta, but Gennett opted for No. 3 in 2018 (even if he did hit four dingers in a single game last year). With No. 3 on his back, Gennett opted to use a Dale Earnhardt sticker for his bat-knob decal: 

"It's my favorite number," Gennett told's Mark Sheldon this spring. "I was a big Dale Earnhardt fan when I was younger, still am. I didn't really like No. 4. I had the four home runs [in one game] and all of that. I think three homers a game wouldn't be too bad."
Earnhardt's son and current NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. approves: