The Angels have shown admirable restraint
by ShermanOaksND (2019-02-08 21:37:50)

In reply to: Reggie Jackson (A's, Yankees, Angels) ?  posted by sprack


They've retired only 6 numbers, and only 3 of those are for former Angels players -- Jim Fregosi (11), Rod Carew (29), and Nolan Ryan (30). The others are Jackie Robinson (42), longtime coach Jimmie Reese (50), and the late owner Gene Autry (26, for 26th man).


Would that other teams follow their lead
by sprack  (2019-02-11 17:08:54)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Some teams have numbers retired where you ask "was that guy really that good"?

I'll start with the Yankees: Billy Martin's number is the same as the number of World Series he won. One fewer than Ralph Houk.


Martin is the only one you can argue with..
by Irish96  (2019-02-19 12:27:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And he's probably a special case because of George's love/hate relationship with him.

Other than that, hard to lump the Yankees into the "they retire the numbers of mediocre players" category.