The retired number is in honor of Casey Stengel.
Casey Stengel wore uniform number 37 as a manager for the New York Yankees, His number was retired in 1970.
The late Casey Stengel, who managed both the Yankees and the Mets, wore No. 37. Both teams have retired the number.
He didn't have a number. Stengel retired as a player in 1925, several years before numbers were put on a player's uniform.
his # is already retired because 42 is retired major league baseball wide.
Lou Gehrig's #4 was retired by the New York Yankees shortly before his death.
Technically, Jackie Robinson's number has been retired on all 30 MLB teams. Amongst players that have had their numbers retired by more than one team are Hank Aaron (Braves & Brewers), Reggie Jackson (Athletics & Yankees), Carlton Fisk (Red Sox & White Sox), Casey Stengel (Yankees & Mets), and Nolan Ryan (Angels, Rangers, & Astros).
Lou Gehrig was the first Yankee to have his number retired. The #4 was retired by the Yankees in 1939.
There are 16 number retired by the New York Yankees. #1Billy Martin Number retired in 1986. #3 Babe Ruth Number retired in 1948. #4 Lou Gehrig Number retired in 1939. #5 Joe DiMaggio Number retired in 1952. #7 Mickey Mantle Number retired in 1969. #8 Yogi Berra & Bill Dickey Number retired in 1972. #9 Roger Maris Number retired in 1984. #10 Phil Rizzuto Number retired in 1985. #15Thurman MunsonNumber retired in 1979. #16 Whitey Ford Number retired in 1974. #23 Don Mattingly Number retired in 1997. #32Elston Howard Number retired in 1984. #36 Casey Stengel Number retired in 1970. #44 Reggie Jackson Number retired in 1993. #49 Ron Guidry Number retired in 2003. Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams in honor of Jackie Robinson. Mariano Rivera still wears this number, and I'm sure number 42 will also be retired in his name.
NY Yankees No. 37 Casey Stengel, Tommy Shopay, Buck Harris (coach). Nobody. Shopay wore #s 17 and 27 for the Yankees and not #37. In addition to Stengel and Harris, Herb Karpel and Gus Niarhos were the only other Yankees to wear #37.
Lou Gehrig of the NY Yankees did. His number has since been retired.
Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey both had their number 8 retired by the Yankees.