Wayne Gretzky's #99 was retired in 1999 by the NHLJackie Robinson's #42 was retired by the MLB
The Dodgers retired Robinson's #42 in 1972 and MLB retired the number permanently in 1997.
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.
Yes it is except for Mariano Rivera since he had the number before it was retired from MLB.
Jackie Robinson in baseball. They retired his jersey for every team in the mlb.
No. All MLB teams have at least one retired number: Jackie Robinson's #42.
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.
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
He wore #42. His number was also retired by ALL the MLB teams.
MLB permanently retired the #42 in 1997. However, they allowed anyone who was wearing #42 at the time to continue to wear it. Mariano Rivera of the Yankees is the only player wearing #42 currently as he was in MLB at the time of its retirement. Once he retires, no one will ever again wear the #42 in MLB.
MLB retired the #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson at the start of the 1997. However, anybody who was wearing #42 at that time was allowed to continue to wear it. Rivera is the last active player who was wearing #42 at the time it was retired. Once Rivera retires, no one will wear the #42 again.
Mo Vaughn was the last before MLB retired the number in honor of Jackie Robinson.