Retired Numbers: Unnumbered
According to Wikipedia, the Tigers have honored Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann, Hughie Jennings, George Kell, and Heinie Manush by displaying their names in right field, but B-R‘s page for Detroit shows only Cobb as a pre-numbered honoree.
Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillies
Not all of these players are entirely from the “pre-number” era. Klein wore seven different uniform numbers for the Phillies between 1933 and 1944, and none of those numbers for more than three seasons. He did, however, play four seasons prior to the use of uniform numbers.
Christy Mathewson, New York Giants
Pete Alexander, Philadelphia Phillies
Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis Cardinals
Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers
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