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Tigers Retired Numbers

Charlie Gehringer - #2

Charlie Gehringer No. 2 retired June 12, 1983
Known for his quiet efficiency, Michigan native Charlie Gehringer was not only the best fielding second baseman of his time, but he also hit for power and average. Ty Cobb, who managed the Tigers during Gehringer’s first three seasons, called him, aside from Eddie Collins, "the greatest second baseman (he) ever saw."
Charlie Gehringer's career stats »

Hank Greenberg - #5

No. 5 retired June 12, 1983
A fearsome run producer and home run hitter, "Hammerin' Hank" Greenberg made the most of a career interrupted by four years of military service during World War II and another season lost to injury to capture two MVP awards and a pair of World Series titles.
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Al Kaline - #6

No. 6 retired August 17, 1980
If any player defined the Tigers during the last half-century it was Al Kaline, and in 1980, he became just the 10th player ever elected to the Hall in his first year of eligibility. At the time of his retirement, Kaline and Ty Cobb were the only Tigers ever to play 20 or more seasons in a Detroit uniform.
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Hal Newhouser - #16

No. 16 retired July 27, 1997
The only pitcher in major league history to win back-to-back league MVP awards, Hal Newhouser, Detroit born-and-raised, was one of the most dominant pitchers of the 1940s.
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Willie Horton - #23

No. 23 retired July 15, 2000
The "hometown hero" and former Tigers great was named special assistant to the president on the Tigers in January of 2002. The 18-year veteran played 14 seasons with the Tigers after signing with the team at age 18 in 1961 following an outstanding baseball career at Detroit's Northwestern High School.
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Jackie Robinson - #42

No. 42 retired throughout baseball in 1997
In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American man to play in the Major Leagues. Played for Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56.
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