To get your number retired for a franchise can arguably be the greatest honor an athlete can receive.
Just behind getting a statue erected in your honor, having your number retired gives you a permanent namesake.
You will forever be talked about whenever the team is mentioned. You are one of the greatest to ever put on that team's jersey.
You were so great, in fact, that no other man should be able to wear the jersey.
Some teams have taken that honor and almost made a mockery of the lore and tradition that is having your name permanently etched in stone (or cloth, rather) by giving it to just about anyone for any reason.
These are the 25 worst retired numbers in professional sports.