Do you know what the number 17,736 signifies?
Well, that's how many players have played Major League baseball. Unfortunately I'm not one of them.
How do I know that many players played in the majors, whether just one game or a 20-plus year career? Easy, I counted them all.
No, actually I didn't count them all at all. I just went to my favorite website: www.baseball-reference.com and the total of Major League players is on the home page. Simple.