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Detroit Tigers announce when they will retire Lou Whitaker’s No. 1 jersey


Former Detroit Tigers‘ second baseman Lou Whitaker may have gotten the shaft when it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but according to the Tigers, he will soon have his No. 1 jersey retired.

The Tigers took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to announce that Whitaker will officially have his No. 1 retired before the Tigers’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 6 of the upcoming season.

“No. 1 with No. 3 on the wall at Comerica Park,” Alan Trammell said. “As it should be.”

Whitaker, who is now 64, played his entire career with the Tigers. During his 19-year career, he won three Gold Gloves and was selected to the American League All-Star team on five occasions. In 1978, Whitaker was named the 1978 American League Rookie of the Year.

Whitaker’s No. 1 was supposed to be officially retired in 2020 but the pandemic prevented that from happening.

Congrats, Lou!

Written by W.G. Brady

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