Marlon Byrd will wear jersey No. 3 with the Philadelphia Phillies this year. No player for the Philadelphia 76ers will be allowed to wear that number after Saturday, as it is being retired to honor Allen Iverson. Byrd decided to pay tribute to Iverson from spring training on Saturday.
That’s a pretty cool gesture from Byrd, who began his MLB career with the Phillies when Iverson was in his prime. At that time, Iverson was the biggest thing in Philly. That probably made an impression on the 36-year-old veteran outfielder.