Dayn Perry, our intrepid NotGraphs moral center, broke a story yesterday. At CBS Sports Eye on Baseball (the home for all baseball fans), Mr. Perry pointed out that the winning Powerball numbers from the recent drawing matched with a veritable who’s-who of former Royals greats, and one of the winners is from the Kansas City area. It has yet to be seen if the winner was actually a Royals fan, but I found it to be a cool story nonetheless.
This led me wonder; who are the best six players who have uniform numbers matching the winning Powerball digits?
Based off of FanGraphs WAR, here’s what was discovered:
5 – Joe DiMaggio (91.9)
16 – Hal Newhouser (62.9)
22 – Roger Clemens (145.5)
23 – Ryne Sandberg (62.6)
29 – John Smoltz (82.5)
6 – Stan Musial (139.4)
Total WAR for the Powerball team – 584.8
Total Powerball Jackpot – $587.5M
Totally freaky? No. Pretty freaky? Yeah.