9 is a important number to for Geoff Blums' major league debut. He made his major league debut with the Montreal Expos on 9/9/99. He was drafted by the Expos in the 7th round of the 1994 draft. In 2002 he was traded to the Astros for Chris Truby. In 2003 he was traded from Houston to Tampa Bay for Brandon Backe. In December of 2004 he signed as a free agent with the Padres and played there until he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. As part of the White Sox he played in the 2005 World Series hitting a tie breaking home run in the 14th inning of game 3. In November of 2005 he signed as a free agent with the Padres, in November of 2007 he signed a free agent with the Astros' and played 2008 in Houston. He has played in 309 games for the Padres over 2 and a half seasons. I got this signed through the mail during the 2007 season, I remember because I sent him the purple sharpie.