The Cardinals organization honors their greatest players and individuals by retiring their numbers and displaying them prominently in Busch Stadium.
Rogers Hornsby was a player and then player-manager from 1915 through 1926, and in 1933. Hornsby is represented by an SL emblem because he didn’t have a true number in his time with the Cardinals. In 1923 and 1924 when the Cardinals experimented with sleeve numbers, Hornsby wore number 4 on one uniform and number…
Jack Buck was the Cardinals announcer from 1954 through 2002. Buck is best known for calling games on the radio, being with the team through many generations of uniforms. Buck was honored with a microphone logo next to all the retired numbers upon his death in 2002.
#1 Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1982 through 1996. Ozzie’s number was officially retired in 1996. Ozzie’s career is most identified with the 1980s pullover jerseys and the victory blue colors, but also wore the refreshed traditional baseball jerseys from 1992-1996.
#2 Red Schoendienst
Red Schoendienst wore the Cardinal uniform longer than anyone in history, as a player, manager, executive, coach, and any other role Red could do. Red wore the uniform as a player from 1945-1956, and again from 1961-1963. As a manager from 1964-1976, and again from 1979-1995. Red could be seen later in life still wearing…
#6 Stan Musial
Stan Musial wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1941 through 1963. Upon his retirement in 1963, Stan’s number was the first Cardinals number to ever be retired. Stan is most known for wearing 1940s uniforms in which he played in four World Series, but Stan withstood 3 other uniform changes in his career.
#9 Enos Slaughter
Enos Slaughter wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1938 through 1953. Slaughter’s career can be most identified wearing the zippered jerseys of the 1940s, in which he played in four World Series. Slaughter’s number was officially retired in 1996.
#10 Tony LaRussa
Tony LaRussa wore the Cardinals uniform as a manager from 1996 through 2011. Tony went out on top, retiring from the Cardinals helm after winning a World Series in 2011. Number 10 was officially retired the next season in 2012. Tony is best known for wearing the early 2000s Birds on the Bat in the…
#14 Ken Boyer
Ken Boyer wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1955-1965, as a coach in 1971 and 1972, and as the Cardinals manager from 1978-1980. Boyer’s number was officially retired in 1984, two years after he died. Ken Boyer is most recognized for wearing uniforms of the early 1960s.
#17 Dizzy Dean
Dizzy Dean wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1930 through 1937. Dizzy’s number was officially retired in 1974. Dizzy’s career is most remembered by his uniforms he wore as a member of the Gas House Gang.
#20 Lou Brock
Lou Brock wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1964 through 1979. Brock’s number was officially retired after his last season in 1979. Lou is best remembered for wearing uniforms of the 1960s when playing in three World Series, but is also remembered for wearing the pajama pullovers of the 1970s when breaking and…
#23 Ted Simmons
Ted Simmons wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1968-1980. Simba’s number was officially retired in 2022. Ted’s career is most identified with the pajama pullover jerseys of the 1970s.
#24 Whitey Herzog
Whitey Herzog wore the Cardinals uniform as a manger from 1980-1990. The White Rat’s number was officially retired in 2010. Whitey’s career is most identified with the uniforms of the 1980s when he lead the Cardinals to three World Series appearances.
#42 Bruce Sutter
Bruce Sutter wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1981-1984. Sutter’s number was officially retired in 2004. Bruce’s career is most identified wearing the 1982 Cardinals uniform in the World Series.
#42 Jackie Robinson
Though he never played for the Cardinals, Jackie Robinson’s number 42 was officially retired across baseball in 1997. Jackie played for the Dodgers from 1947 through 1956. Jackie is best remembered for wearing Dodger blue with distinction while defying the game’s history of prejudice. Beginning in 2018, the Cardinals have participated in Jackie Robinson day…
#45 Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson wore the Cardinals uniform as a player from 1959 through 1975. Gibby’s number was officially retired after his final season in 1975. Gibby’s career is most identified with the uniforms of the 1960s when he pitched in three World Series.
#85 August A. Busch Jr
August Busch Jr was the team’s owner from 1953 through 1996, the longest reign in Cardinals history. Gussie was apart of numerous uniform changes throughout his ownership, and could be seen on occasion wearing a Cardinals jersey. Gussie is most remembered wearing his red Cardinals cowboy hat. In 1984 the Cardinals officially retired number 85,…