Retired Numbers: #21 & #22
Four Hall of Famers, three of them first-ballot*.
Bob Lemon, Cleveland Indians
Lemon was overshadowed throughout his short career by teammate Bob Feller, but his brilliance was clear to all who saw him pitch. He won 20+ games seven times in thirteen seasons, leading the league in complete games five times. He was not inducted into the Hall of Fame until his twelfth time on the ballot in 1976. His uniform was retired in 1998 by the Indians.
Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates
Warren Spahn, Boston/Milwaukee Braves
Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles
* Spahn received a vote for the Hall of Fame while he was still active, prior to the establishment of rules governing one’s eligibility for the Hall of Fame. In his first year of eligibility following retirement, he was elected with 83.2% of the vote.