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On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig became the first Major League Baseball player to have his number, 4, retired by his team. Since then, over 120 other people have had their numbers retired. The Yankees were the first team to retire a number. Number 4, Lou Gehrig was the first player to have his number retired

Jackie Robinson

Lou Gehrig (#4)

There are 16 number retired by the New York Yankees. #1Billy Martin Number retired in 1986. #3 Babe Ruth Number retired in 1948. #4 Lou Gehrig Number retired in 1939. #5 Joe DiMaggio Number retired in 1952. #7 Mickey Mantle Number retired in 1969. #8 Yogi Berra & Bill Dickey Number retired in 1972. #9 Roger Maris Number retired in 1984. #10 Phil Rizzuto Number retired in 1985. #15Thurman MunsonNumber retired in 1979. #16 Whitey Ford Number retired in 1974. #23 Don Mattingly Number retired in 1997. #32Elston Howard Number retired in 1984. #36 Casey Stengel Number retired in 1970. #44 Reggie Jackson Number retired in 1993. #49 Ron Guidry Number retired in 2003. Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams in honor of Jackie Robinson. Mariano Rivera still wears this number, and I'm sure number 42 will also be retired in his name.

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Yes. They have retired the jersey number of Jackie Robinson.

The Diamondbacks have retired Luis Gonzalez' number 20 in August, 2010. The other retired number is Jackie Robinson's, which is retired through all of baseball

Nobody. That number is retired.

Yes it is except for Mariano Rivera since he had the number before it was retired from MLB.

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his # is already retired because 42 is retired major league baseball wide.

No. The #42 is only retired by all Major League Baseball teams.

On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig became the first Major League Baseball player to have his number, 4, retired by his team. Since then, over 120 other people have had their numbers retired. The Yankees were the first team to retire a number. Number 4, Lou Gehrig was the first player to have his number retired

Jackie Robinson

Lou Gehrig (#4)

Nobody, it was Jackie Robinson, whose number was retired throughout baseball in 1997. The only player who still wears #42 is Mariano Rivera, The New York Yankees closer, who had the number before it was retired.

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