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It occurred to me that after the Rangers retire Bathgate and Graves’ jerseys, there will be two #9 Ranger jerseys hanging from the ceiling at MSG.  But this will not be the only duplicate retired jersey pairing to hang at MSG.

The 2 #9 jerseys will be across the room from the retired #15 Knicks jerseys of Earl Monroe and Dick McGuire.  Monroe played in the 1970’s and had his number retired in 1986, while McGuire played in the 1950’s but didn’t have his number retired until 1992.

I always thought the Knicks #15 anomaly was one-of-a-kind, but never really looked into it.  Now, two teams that share the same building will have the same unusual retired number situation.  I wonder if there are other teams out there that have the same issue…

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The Rangers have announced that the Adam Graves jersey retirement ceremony will take place prior to the February 3rd game against the Atlanta Thrashers.

The Rangers also announced that they will be retiring Andy Bathgate’s No. 9 and Harry Howell’s No. 3 in one ceremony prior to the Rangers game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 22nd.

You can read the full article here.

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