Who was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired?
#5647. Asked by billfay. (Sep 03 00 7:07 PM)
Lou Gehrig was the first MLB player whose uniform number was retired. He played for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939 and his number 4 was retired when he left the game in 1939. The first National League player whose number was retired was Mel Ott. In 1949, the player/manager's number 4 was retired by the New York Giants.
Sep 03 00, 9:35 PM
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