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Who was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired?

Question #5647. Asked by billfay.
Last updated Nov 27 2021.

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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.

link https://baseballhall.org/discover/retired-numbers-date-back-to-lou-gehrig-day





Response last updated by gtho4 on Nov 27 2021.
Sep 03 2000, 9:35 PM
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