Taijuan Walker faced Hyun-Jin Ryu in the first pitching duel of No. 99s
The man with No. 99 who grabs the most headlines these days is
Both starting pitchers also wear No. 99, so the pitching matchup was the first to feature two pitchers wearing No. 99. Unless baseball expands to the triple-digits, no matchup will ever have a jersey combination with a higher number.
Since this was a National League game, there was an added bonus -- No. 99 batter/pitcher matchups, too:
That's the good stuff. Both pitchers held their counterparts hitless in two at-bats, with Walker fanning Ryu twice. His D-backs went on to win, 8-7 in 15 innings.
Numerous position players have donned No. 99. Judge and
Pitchers, though? The only prominent names are Mitch Williams and Turk Wendell, unless you want to count Ricky Vaughn.
Here's to Ryu and Walker keeping the legacy alive.
h/t Christopher Kamka