If you think about it, the number nine is ubiquitous with baseball. For example, there are nine innings in a game, nine positions on the field, and nine well-placed strikes can retire a side. And who can forget the uniform number of the legendary Ted Williams, perhaps the game's most-feared hitter? ``Prime 9'' celebrates this distinctive numeral by selecting assorted topics in baseball (center fielders, pinch hitters, rookie seasons, base stealers, comebacks, etc.) and naming ... you guessed it ... the nine greatest examples of each.