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Retired Numbers: #3

Uniform #3 is retired by six teams for four Hall of Fame players and two players who have not (yet) been inducted into Cooperstown.


Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves

Murphy is one of the most popular players not named Hank Aaron to ever wear the Braves uniform. In the early 1980s it seemed that the mild-mannered Murph was a surefire future Hall of Famer. Back-to-back MVP seasons, two other top-ten finishes in MVP voting, seven-time All-Star, five Gold Gloves, and 398 lifetime home runs. He is similar to Duke Snider and new Hall of Famer Ron Santo, and from age 28-35 he was most similar to Reggie Jackson. The question is, will he garner support from the Veterans Committee to finally get his due when his name is added to their ballots?


Babe Ruth, New York Yankees


Bill Terry, New York Giants


Earl Averill, Cleveland Indians


Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins


Harold Baines, Chicago White Sox

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