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Yes, MLB retired the number on April 15, 1997 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game in MLB. However, anyone who was wearing #42 at that time could continue to wear it until they retired. There were a few players that continued to wear the number that included Mo Vaughn of the Red Sox and Mariano Rivera of the Yankees.

In the 2009 season, only one player wears the #42 and that is Rivera. Once he retires no other MLB player will wear the #42.

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When Jackie Robinson's number retired?

The Dodgers retired Robinson's #42 in 1972 and MLB retired the number permanently in 1997.


What number did Jackie Robinson have for the Brooklyn Dodgers?

He wore #42. His number was also retired by ALL the MLB teams.


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No. All MLB teams have at least one retired number: Jackie Robinson's #42.


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Yes it is except for Mariano Rivera since he had the number before it was retired from MLB.


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MLB has retired one number, the #42 of Jackie Robinson. Individual teams have retired numbers, but none are recognized by the rest of the league. For example, no one on the St. Louis Cardinals can wear Bob Gibson's retired #45, but no one in the league can wear the MLB's retired #42. what is said up there is not true. mariano rivera where's #42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, but Rivera was wearing #42 when they retired it. He was grandfathered in.


Why was the number 42 retired by all teams?

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5 retired jerseys or 6 counting Jackie Robinson 2,5,6,16 and 23 and if you want to count 42 retired by all of mlb


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