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

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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