Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Aa
Retired numbers and putting people into whatever Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, Monument Park or whatever a team honors it’s past performers can be a bit of an interesting topic. In several situations numbers are not retired until the player in question has taken his rightful place in Cooperstown, for example, with the exception of long time player and coach Jim Gilliam and retiring #24 for Walter Alston upon the longtime skipper’s retirement, the Dodgers have such a strict policy since the day Sandy Koufax was put into Cooperstown. And so his number, along with Jackie Robinson’s and Roy Campanella’s were retired on June 7th, 1972. And so on with Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Don Drysdale, Tom Lasorda and Don Sutton. Then again, some teams tend to honor their soon to be Hall of Famers, sometimes as soon as they retire. For example, the Cardinals are a bit of a hybrid of this and the Dodgers’ policy, retiring Stan Musial’s #6, Bob Gibson’s #45 and Ozzie Smith’s #1 after a...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL QB

Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

Buffalo Bills name Tyrod Taylor their starting QB

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson: My goal is to go undefeated

Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

Jay Gruden: RG3 benched for performance, not concussion

Judge: No settlement in Brady against NFL, decision by Friday

Wozniacki: Media should move on from McIlroy relationship

Hogan contemplated suicide after racist rant went public

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker