Major League Baseball’s Retired Numbers by Team

Jackie Robinson, No. 42

Jackie Robinson, No. 42

All together, 187 “numbers,” mostly for players, have been retired by major league baseball clubs.

In 1997, on the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season, MLB retired his No. 42 for every team.

The New York Yankees have the most retired numbers – a flat out 16 players and managers.  The Giants franchise (including the New York years), in second, has retired 11 player and manager numbers – but also two broadcasters’.

In parentheses beside each team below is the number of retired players and managers.  In some cases, as with the Giants above, a broadcaster, executive, owner, proponent, coach or even the fans have had their “numbers” retired. In those cases, the first number is the number of retired player and manager numbers, followed by the whole total for the team.

Several players have their numbers retired by more than one team, led by Nolan Ryan, whose jersey hangs in the rafters of three different ballparks: Astros, Angels and Rangers.  Then, you have nine others retired by two teams: Carlton Fisk (Red Sox, White Sox)…Casey Stengel (Yankees, Mets)…Frank Robinson (Reds, Orioles)…Greg Maddux (Braves, Cubs)…Hank Aaron (Braves, Brewers)…Reggie Jackson (A’s, Yankees)…Rod Carew (Twins, Angels)…Rollie Fingers (A’s, Brewers)…and Sparky Anderson (Reds, Tigers).

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YANKEES (16)  
#1 Billy Martin MGR
#3 Babe Ruth LF/RF
#4 Lou Gehrig 1B
#5 Joe DiMaggio CF
#7 Mickey Mantle CF
#8 Bill Dickey C
#8 Yogi Berra C
#9 Roger Maris RF
#10 Phil Rizzuto SS
#15 Thurman Munson C
#16 Whitey Ford SP
#23 Don Mattingly 1B
#32 Elston Howard C
#37 Casey Stengel MGR
#44 Reggie Jackson RF
#49 Ron Guidry SP
     
GIANTS (11/13)  
CM Christy Mattewson SP
JM John McGraw MGR
LS Lon Simmons Broadcaster
RH Russ Hodges Broadcaster
#3 Bill Terry 1B
#4 Mel Ott RF
#11 Carl Hubbell SP
#20 Monte Irvin LF
#24 Willie Mays CF
#27 Juan Marichal SP
#30 Orlando Cepeda 1B/LF
#36 Gaylord Perry SP
#44 Willie McCovey 1B
     
CARDINALS (10/12)  
JB Jack Buck Broadcaster
RH Rogers Hornsby 2B/SS
#1 Ozzie Smith SS
#2 Red Schoendienst 2B
#6 Stan Musial 1B/LF/RF
#9 Enos Slaughter RF
#14 Ken Boyer 3B
#17 Dizzy Dean SP
#20 Lou Brock LF
#42 Bruce Sutter RP
#45 Bob Gibson SP
#85 August Busch, Jr. Owner
     
REDS (9/12)  
JN Joe Nuxhall Broadcaster
MB Marty Brennaman Broadcaster
WH Waite Hoyt Broadcaster
#1 Fred Hutchinson MGR
#5 Willard Hershberger C
#5 Johnny Bench C
#8 Joe Morgan 2B
#10 Sparky Anderson MGR
#13 Dave Concepcion SS
#18 Ted Kluszewski 1B
#20 Frank Robinson RF/LF
#24 Tony Perez 1B
     
DODGERS (10)  
#1 Pee Wee Reese SS
#2 Tommy Lasorda MGR
#4 Duke Snider CF
#19 Jim Gilliam 2B/3B
#20 Don Sutton SP
#24 Walter Alston MGR
#32 Sandy Koufax SP
#39 Roy Campanella C
#42 Jackie Robinson 2B
#53 Don Drysdale SP
     
WHITE SOX (9)  
#2 Nellie Fox 2B
#3 Harold Baines RF/DH
#4 Luke Appling SS
#9 Minnie Minoso LF
#11 Luis Aparicio SS
#16 Ted Lyons SP
#19 Billy Pierce SP
#35 Frank Thomas 1B/DH
#72 Carlton Fisk C
     
PIRATES (9)  
#1 Billy Meyer MGR
#4 Ralph Kiner LF
#8 Willie Stargell LF/1B
#9 Bill Mazeroski 2B
#11 Paul Waner RF
#20 Pie Traynor 3B
#21 Roberto Clemente RF
#33 Honus Wagner SS
#40 Danny Murtaugh MGR
     
ASTROS (9)  
#5 Jeff Bagwell 1B
#7 Craig Biggio 2B
#24 Jimmy Wynn CF/RF
#25 Jose Cruz LF
#32 Jim Umbricht RP
#33 Mike Scott SP
#34 Nolan Ryan SP
#40 Don Wilson SP
#49 Larry Dierker SP
     
BRAVES (8)  
#3 Dale Murphy CF
#6 Bobby Cox MGR
#21 Warren Spahn SP
#31 Greg Maddux SP
#41 Eddie Matthews 3B
#44 Hank Aaron RF/CF
#47 Tom Glavine SP
     
PHILLIES (7/8)  
CK Chuck Klein RF
HK Harry Kalas Broadcaster
PA Pete Alexander SP
#1 Richie Ashburn CF
#14 Jim Bunning SP
#20 Mike Schmidt 3B
#32 Steve Carlton SP
#36 Robin Roberts SP
     
TIGERS (7/8)  
EH Ernie Harwell Broadcaster
TC Ty Cobb CF
#2 Charlie Gehringer 2B
#5 Hank Greenberg 1B
#6 Al Kaline RF
#11 Sparky Anderson MGR
#16 Hal Newhouser SP
#23 Willie Horton LF
     
RED SOX (7)  
#1 Bobby Doerr 2B
#4 Joe Cronin MGR
#6 Johnny Pesky SS/3B
#8 Carl Yastrzemski LF
#9 Ted Williams LF
#14 Jim Rice LF/DH
#27 Carlton Fisk C
     
TWINS (7)  
#3 Harmon Killebrew 1B/3B
#6 Tony Oliva RF
#10 Tom Kelly MGR
#14 Kent Hrbek 1B 
#28 Bert Blyleven SP
#29 Rod Carew 2B
#34 Kirby Puckett CF
     
INDIANS (6/7)  
#3 Earl Averill CF
#5 Lou Boudreau SS
#14 Larry Doby CF
#18 Mel Harder SP
#19 Bob Feller SP
#21 Bob Lemon SP
#455 The Fans Consecutive Sold Out Games
     
PADRES (5/7)  
JC Jerry Coleman Broadcaster
RK Ray Kroc Owner
#6 Steve Garvey 1B
#19 Tony Gwynn RF
#31 Dave Winfield RF
#35 Randy Jones SP
#51 Trevor Hoffman RP
     
CUBS (6)    
#10 Ron Santo 3B
#14 Ernie Banks SS/1B
#23 Ryne Sandberg 2B
#26 Billy Williams LF
#31 Ferguson Jenkins SP
#31 Greg Maddux SP
     
     
ORIOLES (6)  
#4 Earl Weaver MGR
#5 Brooks Robinson 3B
#8 Cal Ripken, Jr. SS
#20 Frank Robinson RF/LF
#22 Jim Palmer SP
#33 Eddie Murray 1B
     
A’s (5)    
#9 Reggie Jackson RF
#24 Rickey Henderson LF
#27 Catfish Hunter SP
#34 Rollie Fingers RP
#43 Dennis Eckersley RP
     
BREWERS (4/5)  
BU Bob Uecker Broadcaster
#4 Paul Molitor 3B/2B
#19 Robin Yount SS/CF
#34 Rollie Fingers RP
#44 Hank Aaron DH
     
ANGELS (4/5)  
GA Gene Autry Owner
#11 Jim Fregosi SS
#29 Rod Carew 1B
#30 Nolan Ryan SP
#50 Jimmie Reese Coach
     
NATIONALS (4/5)  
CB Charles Bronfman Owner
#8 Gary Carter C
#10 Rusty Staub RF
#10 Andre Dawson CF/RF
#30 Tim Raines LF
     
METS (3/4)  
SHEA William A. Shea Proponent
#14 Gil Hodges MGR
#37 Casey Stengel MGR
#41 Tom Seaver SP
     
ROYALS (3)  
#5 George Brett 3B
#10 Dick Howser MGR
#20 Frank White 2B
     
RANGERS (2)  
#26 Johnny Oates MGR
#34 Nolan Ryan SP
     
DIAMONDBACKS (1)  
#20 Luis Gonzalez LF
     
BLUE JAYS (1)  
#12 Roberto Alomar 2B
     
RAYS (1)    
#12 Wade Boggs 3B
     
MARLINS (0/1)  
#5 Carl Berger Executive
     
MARINERS (0)  
     
ROCKIES (0)  

Posted on April 17, 2012, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Must be a typo … You list Carlton Fisk retired # 26 with the Boston Red Sox. He wore # 27 … Just letting you know

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