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The first number in professional sports to be retired was the number 1. It was worn by Ray Flaherty of the New York Giants football team, and was retired in 1935.

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Q: What was the first number in all of sports to be retired?
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Is number 42 retired in all sports?

No. The #42 is only retired by all Major League Baseball teams.

Why is 42 retired by all baseball teams?

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.

Is Jackie Robinsons jersey number retired from all of baseball?

Yes. They have retired the jersey number of Jackie Robinson.

What players number was the first number retired in Texas Rangers History?

The only uniform number of a Texas Rangers player that has been retired is Nolan Ryan's #34, which was retired by the team on Sept. 15, 1996. In 1997, all major league teams retired uniform #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.

What are the retired numbers for the Arizona Diamondbacks?

The Diamondbacks have retired Luis Gonzalez' number 20 in August, 2010. The other retired number is Jackie Robinson's, which is retired through all of baseball

How many numbers are retired by the New York Yankees?

There are 16 number retired by the New York Yankees. #1Billy Martin Number retired in 1986. #3 Babe Ruth Number retired in 1948. #4 Lou Gehrig Number retired in 1939. #5 Joe DiMaggio Number retired in 1952. #7 Mickey Mantle Number retired in 1969. #8 Yogi Berra & Bill Dickey Number retired in 1972. #9 Roger Maris Number retired in 1984. #10 Phil Rizzuto Number retired in 1985. #15Thurman MunsonNumber retired in 1979. #16 Whitey Ford Number retired in 1974. #23 Don Mattingly Number retired in 1997. #32Elston Howard Number retired in 1984. #36 Casey Stengel Number retired in 1970. #44 Reggie Jackson Number retired in 1993. #49 Ron Guidry Number retired in 2003. Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams in honor of Jackie Robinson. Mariano Rivera still wears this number, and I'm sure number 42 will also be retired in his name.

Why was the number 42 retired by all teams?

Jackie Robinson

Who was the first person to have there number retired by the Utah jazz?

I would have to say "Pistol" Pete Maravich. His number 7 jersey was retired by the Utah Jazz in 1985. All of the other numbers retired by the Jazz continued their playing careers past that date. It could very well be Karl Malone.

Why is Jackie Robinson's number retired from all Major League Baseball teams?

Jackie Robinson's jersey number are retired from all MLB teams because Robinson was the first African American baseball player in MLB history.His number was not retired because he was one of the best players but, because of the reason stated above.Most experts do not believe that he was not among the top players in history; some even say he is not the best to wear his jersey number, 42.

What sports professional retired this week?

Michael Phelps officially retired this week. He is the greatest Olympian of all-time in terms of medals, having won 28 medals with 23 being gold.

Does an Major League Baseball team have no retired numbers?

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

What is bo jackon famous for?

Bo Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an all star in two major American sports and he won the Heisman trophy in 1985.

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