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.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on December 16, 2011, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As a scrolled down I at first thought Bob Lemon was Tom Hanks.

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