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Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Players by Jersey Number
Can you name the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Players by number they primarily wore?
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Only players voted into the hall of fame by the BBWAA are considered. The players primary number is considered, in a case where the primary number is not clear the player is listed in multiple spots.
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A player is only considered to have worn "no number" if that player never wore a number in any season. Finally, for some of the numbers with lots of answers, only last names are accepted due to lack of space.
Hall of Famer(s)
There are twelve players voted into the Hall Of Fame who never wore a number.
Two players, one wore no number for the majority of his career, the other played mostly in the 1980's
No player has primarily worn #2, the only player who has, split between 2 numbers but mostly never wore one.
Six players have worn number 3.
Eight players have worn number 4.
Six players have worn number 5.
Both players who wore 6 played for only 1 team and played in the 50's and 60's.
These three players combined for over 1000 home runs despite 2 of these players playing, mostly, before 1940.
Eight players have worn number 8
Of these four players, two only wore number 9 for a portion of their career.
Neither player wore 10 his entire career, one played a large chunk of his career with no number and the other also wore a single digit.
Of these six players, one played in the 1990's.
Of these three players, only one, a second baseman, wore it for the vast majority of his career.
Both of these players played their entire career for one team.
Of these three players, only one, a pitcher for the Red Sox and Yankees, wore it for the majority of his career.
Of these four players, two wore 16 for the vast majority of their careers, both pitchers.
No player has primarily worn #17, but 3 pitchers from the 20's and 30's wore it for a number of years.
No player has primarily worn #18, but a pitcher from 20's did wear it for a few years.
Four players have worn #19 including 2 position players from the 1980's
Five players have worn #20 spanning most years from the 20's through the 80's.
This list of four players includes a pitcher in the 350 win club and a hitter in the 3000 hit club.
Both players who wore 22 were pitchers, one in the 30's and one in the 60's and 70's.
The only player to wear #23 manned 2nd base.
Hall of Famer(s)
These three players peaks represent the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Of the two players to wear 26 the only one who primarily wore it was a left fielder in the 1960s.
Of these three players, two are pitchers who once won 25 games in a season, one in the 60's and one in the 70's.
When he retired only two players had more strikeouts than him.
The only player to wear 29, an infielder, is one of the best hitters of all time.
Most people associate this pitcher with a different number; however, he had most of his best seasons wearing #30.
Two of the three players who wore 31 wore it for the majority of their career. One hitter of the 70s and 80s and a pitcher of the 60s and 70s.
Both players who wore 32 were dominating pitchers.
This member of the 500 HR club never hit more than 33 in one season.
Perhaps the most famous number 34 only wore 34 for a little over half his career. The other two players wore 34 for the majority of their careers.
This pitcher ended his career with over 300 wins and over 3000 Ks.
Both players who wore 36 were pitchers, one won 28 games in 1952 and the other twice completed 29 games in the 1970's.
This player was a 3 time NL MVP.
The two players who wore 41 are members of the 500 HR Club and the 300 Win/3000 Strikeout Club.
There are actually 2 players who have worn 42, can you name the pitcher who played from 1976-1988
This pitcher has a Cy Young and an MVP.
These are three of the hardest hitters of all time.
This pitcher won 2 Cy Young awards and an MVP.
This pitcher wore 49 for the 5 years he played for the New York Giants.
This pitcher had a hall of fame rotation-mate.
This player has been very outspoken against players who have used PEDs.
This catcher wore this number for the last half of his career.
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