In 1929, uniform numbers appeared on the back of baseball jerseys for the first time, thanks to the Indians and the Yankees. By 1937, numbers finally appeared across all uniforms, both home and away, across both major leagues. Since that time, 81 distinct numbers have been worn by members of the White Sox, while the Cubs boast 76.
Today, we continue our look at those players, picking our favorite, if not the best, player to wear each uniform number for both Chicago teams with #59. 15 players have donned #59 while playing in Chicago, 6 for the White Sox and 3 for the Cubs.
Acquired in 1984 from the Mariners for Salome Barojas, Gleaton put up good numbers in Triple A for the White Sox and was eventually called up to the big leagues, appearing in 11 games. Gleaton again split the 1985 season between Triple A and the White Sox, with more success in Triple A. He made it in to 31 games for the White Sox, but put up a 5.76 ERA. He then spent all of 1986 in Triple A before leaving the White Sox organization as a free agent.
On the north side of town, Rodney Myers donned #59 from 1996 through 1999, putting up a 5-2 record with a 4.90 ERA, before being traded to the Padres for Gary Matthews Jr.