Retired Numbers: #36 & #37

Gaylord Perry, San Francisco Giants

Perry is best known for his spitball, though he was not ejected for throwing the illegal pitch until 1982, his 21st season in the bigs. That is perhaps the reason he was made to wait until his third year of eligibility before gaining induction into the Hall of Fame. Perry was the first pitcher in history to win the Cy Young Award in each league (1972 with the Indians and 1978 with the Padres). He compiled a 134-109 record and a 2.96 ERA for the Giants, who retired #36 in his honor in 2005.

Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies

Casey Stengel, New York Yankees

Casey Stengel, New York Mets

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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