Lou Gehrig 1940
There is no set time for a Hall of Fame player's jersey be retired. That decision is up to the team or teams with which the player played. One exception is the retirement of number "42" worn by Jackie Robinson which was retired by the baseball commissioner in honor of Robinson, who was the traditional first player to break the so-call color line in baseball.
Ace Bailey #6 retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1934.
The first Giants jersey to be retired, which was also the first jersey ever retired by an NFL team, was the #1 of offensive/defensive end Ray Flaherty in 1935.
Lou Gehrig (#4)
Defensive tackle Ernie Stautner had his #70retired by the Steelers. That has been the only number they have retired.
The first (and last) jersey number to be retired by the Steelers is #70 for Ernie Stautner. While his is the only one officially retired, many are "unofficially" retired.
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig became the first Major League Baseball player to have his number, 4, retired by his team. Since then, over 120 other people have had their numbers retired. The Yankees were the first team to retire a number. Number 4, Lou Gehrig was the first player to have his number retired
Baseball Jackie Robinson was 37 years old when he retired. He is the first African American Major league baseball player.
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Ernie Banks had his Number 14 retired by Cubs in 1982.