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The Durham Bulls might have retired the wrong jersey number last week in a tribute to Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan.

"There are very few definable sources," Bulls general manager Al Mangum told The Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C., last week. "We went to the ones that were most obvious. It's a natural mistake. It happened 30 years ago."

A fan produced evidence the day after No. 18 was retired Thursday suggesting that Morgan actually wore No. 8 during his three months with the Class A Carolina League team.

Hubert Deans of Durham said he saved a typed roster from 1963 listing infielder Tommy Murray with No. 18 and Morgan with No. 8. A scorecard from the final game of that season lists both Morgan and pitcher Tom Willwerth as No. 8.

"I didn't miss a game that year in 1963," Deans told The News & Observer of Raleigh. "From that time on, that was my favorite number _ No. 8."

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