The number 42 is actually a retired number. It was worn by Connie Hawkins.
Number 42 is retired by all major league baseball teams because, this was the number of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African-American to ever play mojor league baseball. Jackie went to collage at UCLA, he played baseball, football, basketball, and he ran track. At all four sports he was the best at the collage.
The Dodgers retired Robinson's #42 in 1972 and MLB retired the number permanently in 1997.
He wore #42. His number was also retired by ALL the MLB teams.
No. All MLB teams have at least one retired number: Jackie Robinson's #42.
By order of the Commissioner of Baseball, number 42, Jackie Robinson's number with the Dodgers, has been retired from all Major League teams, although players who wore "42" prior to the Commissioner's order have the option of continuing to wear that number.
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.
The number 42 was worn by Jackie Robinson and is retired throughout major league baseball. Only older players, such as Mariano Rivera on the Yankees still wear the number 42 since they wore it before it was retired. This year however for some reason all blue jays are wearing the number 42... I would like to know why :S
None. It is retired by all 30 teams for Jackie Robinson.
Yes it is except for Mariano Rivera since he had the number before it was retired from MLB.