Which Latino players have had their numbers retired?

A special honor roll, including Carew twice

Retiring a player’s number is a big deal. And in the case of Latinos, it’s rarely done. Currently, only 11 of 30 MLB teams have retired a Latino’s number. Not surprisingly, the Pittsburgh Pirates made Roberto Clemente‘s No. 21 the first number retired.

On Saturday, the Texas Rangers will retire Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez’s No. 7 and the Seattle Mariners will do the same to Edgar Martínez’s No. 11, bringing the total number of teams who have honored Latinos this way to 13.

In this video, we pay homage to all the 19 Latino players to have had their numbers retired, including Rod Carew twice. Can you name them all?

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