The Rays will retire three special numbers before Friday night's game against the Orioles: K-2, S-23 and 143-Bravo.
Those are the radio call-signs of the three St. Petersburg police officers who died in the line of duty this year: K-9 Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz (K-2), Sgt. Thomas J. Baitinger (S-23) and Officer David S. Crawford (143-Bravo.) All three will be honored by the Rays at a pregame ceremony before the 7:10 p.m. game Friday.
Read Times staff writer Jamal Thalji's full story here.
Posted by fpastor at 6:42:17 pm on May 11, 2011