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Trivia: What Do These MLBers Have in Common? #3

Trivia time: What do the following former MLBers have in common? Think about it as you scroll through and try to come up with an answer. See my answer at the end of the post.

1987 TCMA, Card #1-1957; and 1972 Topps, card #299.

1970 Topps, Card #181; and 1981 Donruss, Card #370.

1983 Fleer, Card #179; and 2000 Fleer Tradition, Card #150.

1970 Topps TSN AL AS, Card #453; and 1985 Leaf, Card #132.

1992 Ziploc, Card #3; and 1984 Fleer, Card #199.

1973 Topps, Card #193; and 1988 Donruss DK, Card #7.

1970 Topps Booklets, #10; and 1981 Donruss, Card #468.

1987 Donruss, Card #52; and 1998 Donruss Studio, Card #199.

1961 Topps, Card #360; and 1988 Topps Traded, Card #96T.

1987 Nestle (Topps), Card #24; and 2011 Topps - Value Box Chrome Refractors, Card #MBC2.

1974 Topps, Card #20; 1982 Donruss DK, Card #13; and 1989 Donruss DK, Card #665.

1977 TCMA Galasso, Card #13; and 1989 Pacific, Card #218.

Hint: Yes, they're all Hall of famers, but that's not the answer I'm looking for.

Have you guessed?

Clue: Eight Ten with 2; One with 3; and One with 30.

Last chance...

Here's my answer:

All of these baseball greats have had their uniform number retired by two or more teams!

These gents have their uniform number retired by two franchises:

Hank Aaron #44 (Braves, Brewers),
Sparky Anderson (Reds #10, Tigers #11),
Wade Boggs (Red Sox #26, Rays #12),
Rod Carew #29 (Twins, Angels),
Rollie Fingers #34 (A's, Brewers),
Carlton Fisk (Red Sox #27, White Sox #72).
Reggie Jackson (A's #9, Yankees #44),
Greg Maddux #31 (Braves, Cubs),
Frank Robinson #20 (Reds, Orioles), and
Casey Stengel #37 (Yankees, Mets).

This guy has his uniform number retired by three franchises:

Nolan Ryan (Angels #30, Rangers #34, Astros #34).

This guy has his uniform number retired by all of the current franchises:

Jackie Robinson #42.

LMK if you guessed correctly.

Hope you enjoyed!

My favorite card from this post: I love the 1974 Topps Nolan Ryan card!

What's yours?

Stay safe,

CinciCuse Bill


  1. Yeah... I'd probably go with the 74T Nolan Ryan too. I had no idea... other than that they were all hall of famers. And I definitely had no idea that the Rays retired Boggs' number. I wonder what the story is behind that.

  2. I'm terrible with sports trivia, and as such I had no clue what the answer was going to be.


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