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Unless a current player already wearing the number; if a number is retired by the franchise, no player in that franchise can wear that jersey number and if the jersey number is retired by the league no one can wear that number again in the league. for example, no one in MLB can wear 42 because of Jackie Robinson except Mariano Rivera because he already wore the number before it was retired.

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