Retired Numbers: #24

Two Hall of Fame managers, three Hall of Fame players, and one of Houston’s first star players make up the retired #24’s in the majors.


Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals

Herzog, whose full name is Dorrel Norman Elvert Herzog, led the Cards to the World Series title in 1982 and NL Pennants in 1985 and 1987. He finished with a .530 winning percentage for the Cardinals from 1980 to 1990. He was named NL Manager of the Year in 1985, edging out Pete Rose by one point, and finished 3rd for the award in 1987 behind Montreal’s Buck Rodgers and the Giants’ Roger Craig.


Jimmy Wynn, Houston Colt .45’s/Astros


Rickey Henderson, Oakland A’s


Tony Perez, Cincinnati Reds


Walter Alston, Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers


Willie Mays, New York/San Francisco Giants

About JT

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

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