Top 10 Best Baseball Jersey Numbers

The Top Ten
1 42

Tribute to a great player, a very important one. Jackie Robinson "re-broke" the color barrier (don't believe me? Look it up), and was a great player. Mo Rivera wore 42, and it took some guts to keep wearing it so his number couldn't be retired. Rivera was a great player and the last to ever wear No. 42.

I don't know why, but this suddenly jumped out at me. Hands down the best. Like in football, honestly, who cares about soccer?

This number belongs to Jackie Robinson. MLB has retired this number, and it hasn't been used since.

2 2

Catchers in kokoyakyuu (High School Baseball in Japan) wear this number. And I'm a catcher, so put two and two together.

Charlie Gehringer for the Tigers is one of the greatest hitting second basemen of all time. Derek Jeter as well.

I totally agree with this choice. Derek Jeter wore it and was Mr. Right Field.

3 24

So many great players wore 24. One of the hardest debates to have in baseball is who was the greatest 24? Griffey, Mays, Henderson? Many more greats weren't as good.

Mays, Henderson, Mays, Barry Bonds with the Pirates, Mays, Griffey Jr. Did I mention Willie Mays?

So many great 24s! And Willie Mays, the greatest of them all!

4 3

This has been my number ever since I started to play sports. I also know that this number represents the best baseball player to ever play.

My number for baseball this year hopefully gives me good luck. Babe Ruth was the best player in MLB history!

Ruth wore that number because back in those days, your number was your spot in the batting order.

5 11

This is the best number because my awesome son proudly wears it!

I have worn many numbers, but for some reason, 11 was just my favorite.

Jimmy Rollins is the all-time Phillies hit leader.

6 23

23 is a great number. My two favorite numbers are in it! They're both from the Bronx Bombers: Derek Jeter and Babe Ruth.

Mattingly wore 23. His career was cut short by an injury, but he was good at his peak.

This number is the best because it's underrated. Nobody wears it, but I'm going to be the first to represent it in the majors.

7 34

Papi, Felix, and BRYCE HARPER (Google him if you don't know him). Hit a 570-foot home run as a freshman, which wasn't a fluke. Can throw 96, throw runners out from his knees as catcher (his primary position), and had the fastest bat speed ever.

Bryce Harper, Felix Hernandez, Nolan Ryan, David Ortiz, Paul Abbot, Jake Arrieta (with the Orioles), AJ Burnett, and Kirby Puckett... the list goes on and on. This is a great number for any position.

This number is awesome because it belonged to major league players Nolan Ryan, Papi, and Felix. And it also belonged to a Single-A player for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Jonathan Martinez.

8 7

Craig Biggio, Kenny Lofton, Joe Mauer, and Matt Holliday were all greats who wore #7. But the greatest was Mark Belanger, who was the greatest fielding shortstop by defensive metrics of all time!

My grandson just started playing at 6 years old, second base, and he wanted number 7. So far, so good on luck. He got the last 3 outs in his last game.

I think it's the most popular because it's my baseball number. Everyone likes it, and Matt Holliday wore it.

9 22

I play with this number. Plus, you have McCutchen with it, Kershaw with it, and even Cano with it.

Jimmy Key, Blue Jays - the reason I wear the number.

HEY! What about Cano? He's better.

10 25

I recently wore this number. It gave me good luck, just like #8 did.

The best number for first basemen - and my number.

Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, Mark McGwire, and of course, Ken Griffey Sr.

The Contenders
11 99

Manny Ramirez made some mistakes but owned up to them like a man and turned a better path. Plus, he is also the batting coach for the Cubs. Cubs World Series winners 2016!

That's my number in baseball, but you have to include 16 - my all-time favorite number.

It's unique. Not everyone can pull off wearing 99.

12 44

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Adam Dunn. He was my favorite Reds player.

The great Reggie Jackson wore that number proudly for the New York Yankees.
It's Joeysworld

Hank Aaron was the best player to wear 44. Willie McCovey also wore 44.

13 27

We got Stanton, who should be the NL MVP if he didn't break his face. Altuve, small but good, is leading the NL in batting average with .341. And Trout, the AL MVP. Most numbers don't even have one good player.

There are also players like Kemp, Berkman, Kevin Brown, Carlton Fisk, Catfish Hunter, and many more. Vote for #27. It's the greatest. By the way, it also looks like an awesome number.

A lot of great baseball players. As an Angels fan, I have had the pleasure to watch two future Hall of Famers wear this number: Vlad and Trout (who most likely will be at this pace).

14 33

My number. I take after Trent Richardson, though.

That's always been my number too.

15 4

Look at the players who wear this number. It's a great hybrid number worn by all positions. More notable players are catcher Yadier Molina, Brandon Phillips, and the Royals outfielder with the cannon, Alex Gordon. Also, the Astros' young star George Springer!

I love Alex Gordon! Gehrig wore #4 because back in the ancient days, your number was your spot in the batting order.

Yadier, Lou Gehrig, Brandon, Alex Gordon, and George Springer. This number needs no introduction.

16 32

Steve Carlton's number (one of the best left-handed pitchers of all time).

17 21

Clemente! The best all-around person. An awesome player on the field and an even better person off the field. An example to be followed. Retire #21.

18 51

How is 51 so unpopular? The only good player who wore the number is Ichiro when he was a Mariner.

19 19
20 9
21 13

Manny Machado, at least with the Orioles.
Max Muncy with the Dodgers in 2018 (probably not given to Manny then).
Billy Wagner.

22 15

Because it's my basketball number!

15 is a great number. Tim Hudson, Dustin Pedroia, old Carlos Beltran.

23 8

Gary 'The Kid' Carter... an awesome catcher. After leaving the Expos for the Mets, he led the team to a World Series victory. Called a great game, a true general of the field.

Though I've never had 8 as a jersey, it's my favorite number.

One of the best athletes of all time, Bo Jackson, wore #8 on the White Sox.

24 69
25 14

It's a great number. My daughter's jersey in all her sports, and she's awesome. The coach's kid is #1. Totally tacky.

Pete Rose... hit king, enough said.

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