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Retired Numbers: #20

Eight players have been honored with their #20 retired by nine teams; Robinson gets double the glory from both the Reds and the Orioles.


Monte Irvin, New York Giants

Irvin was a 1973 inductee into the Hall of Fame via the Negro League Committee. He played with Larry Doby on the champion Newark Eagles team of 1946, and continued playing in the Negro Leagues through 1948. In 1949, he got his shot with the New York Giants, debuting July 8 as a pinch hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Irvin batted .293 in his 8-year major league career.


Don Sutton, Los Angeles Dodgers


Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles


Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds


Frank White, Kansas City Royals


Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals


Luis Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks


Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies


Pie Traynor, Pittsburgh Pirates

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