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    Retired numbers: Chipper Jones is latest MLB honoree

    The  Braves retired Chipper Jones’ No. 10 on June 28.
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    The Braves retired Chipper Jones’ No. 10 on June 28.

    The Braves retired Chipper Jones’s No. 10 last week, making him the 167th player, manager, team official, broadcaster, or fan base to be honored by today’s 30 teams, according to

    That doesn’t include the 29 teams who have hung up No. 42 but does include the Dodgers’ No. 42 -- their own Jackie Robinson. The Yankees, the first team to permanently adopt the practice of wearing numbers, was also the first to start retiring them, hanging up Lou Gehrig’s No. 4 in 1939.

    A look at some of the details about retired numbers around MLB:



    16 -- Yankees

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    14 -- Cardinals

    13 -- Giants


    10 -- Braves


    10 -- Dodgers


    0 -- Rockies

    0 -- Mariners

    0 -- Nationals

    1 -- Rays (Wade Boggs)


    1 -- Blue Jays (Robbie Alomar)

    1 -- Diamondbacks (Luis Gonzalez)

    1 -- Marlins (Carl Barger, first team president)

    Players with numbers retired with multiple teams

    Nolan Ryan -- 34 Astros, Rangers; 30 Angels

    Hank Aaron -- 44 Braves, Brewers

    Rod Carew -- 29 Twins, Angels

    Rollie Fingers -- 34 Athletics, Brewers

    Greg Maddux – 31 Cubs, Braves

    Frank Robinson -- 20 Reds, Orioles

    Players honored without numbers

    Ty Cobb (Tigers)

    Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals)

    Christy Mathewson (Giants)

    Chuck Klein (Phillies)

    Pete “Grover” Alexander (Phillies)


    455 -- The Indians saluted the fans by “retiring” 455, the number of consecutive sellouts at Jacobs Field from 1995-2001. The record streak was later broken by the Red Sox.

    Broadcasters -- Three of the Reds’ 13 honorees were men behind the mic -- Joe Nuxhall, Marty Brennaman, and Waite Hoyt. Six other teams have also honored broadcasters.

    Wade Boggs -- He batted .338 in 11 seasons with the Red Sox, won a World Series in five seasons with the Yankees, but his No. 12 is hanging at Tropicana Field, where he played two pedestrian seasons with the Rays to end his career.

    Marlins’ No. 5 -- The Florida Marlins originally retired the number in honor of their first team president Carl Barger, whose favorite player, Joe DiMaggio, wore the number. In 2012, outfielder Logan Morrison got the OK to wear the number in honor of his father, whose favorite player, George Brett, had also worn No. 5. The team has since honored Barger with a plaque.

    Note: includes four Expos players and owner Charles Bronfman on its list. Since the franchise moved to Washington it has reinstated the numbers.