MLB players often have favorite numbers they like to wear when they begin play in the big leagues. Oftentimes, it's just a number assigned to them by their team that they become associated with.
Whatever the case, almost every famous player from the day jersey numbers became fashionable is recognized by his number.
Throughout sports, we value and treasure our favorite stars, and their names are often synonymous with their numbers. No. 4, Bobby Orr—that certainly helped because it rhymed—is still today revered throughout Boston and the NHL.
Here is a current list of the best MLB players that adorn jersey numbers 1 through 50.