He's Number 2!

by Alex Vratsanos / Edited by George Barany

This "mid-week level" sports-themed tribute puzzle, celebrating one of the great careers in the history of major league baseball, was released to coincide with the publication of another puzzle with an unrelated theme—by the same constructor—in the New York Times, coincidentally on the same day as its subject's very last home game. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), you may enjoy learning more (statistics, appreciations, videos) about the puzzle's honoree by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, and/or here. Enjoy!

Click here to view or download the puzzle in PDF format; here to download it as a puz file; here to download it as an ipuz file [requires the free Puzzazz app to solve]; here to solve the puzzle interactively (thanks to Jim Horne); here for the solution. We thank Brent Hartzell and Martin Herbach for vetting the puzzle.

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More puzzles here (all), here (sports), and here (tributes).

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