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The Best Athletes Who Wore #27

May 27, 2020 626 votes 170 voters 7.0k views28 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 27 for at least one professional season

Here are the greatest athletes to wear number 27 on their jersey. Thanks to legendary athletes, like Juan Marichal and Scott Neidermayer, 27 has become a popular jersey number in sports. Featuring top players from NFL, NBA, MLB, and more, this list of famous athletes who wore 27 includes baseball players (Mike Trout), basketball players (Jamal Murray), football players (Ken Houston), soccer players (Nwankwo Kanu), and more. 

Vote up the best athletes who wore number 27 based on their overall careers. 

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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 2011-present
    Career achievements:

    8× All-Star (2012–2019)

    All-MLB First Team (2019)

    3× AL MVP (2014, 2016, 2019)

    AL Rookie of the Year (2012)

    7× Silver Slugger Award (2012–2016, 2018, 2019)

    AL RBI leader (2014)

    AL stolen base leader (2012)

    • Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    • Position: Center fielder
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1958-1967
    Career achievements:

    Basketball Hall of Fame
    8× NBA champion (1959–1966)

    • Team: Boston Celtics
    • Position: Point guard
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1996-2011
    Career achievements:

    Baseball Hall of Fame
    9× All-Star (1999–2002, 2004–2007, 2010)
    AL MVP (2004)
    8× Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004–2007, 2010)

    • Position: Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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  • David Ortiz
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    League: MLB
    Years active: 1997-2016
    Career achievements:

    10× All-Star (2004–2008, 2010–2013, 2016)
    3× World Series champion (2004, 2007, 2013)
    World Series MVP (2013)
    ALCS MVP (2004)
    7× Silver Slugger Award (2004–2007, 2011, 2013, 2016)
    AL home run leader (2006)
    3× AL RBI leader (2005, 2006, 2016)

    • Team: Boston Red Sox
    • Position: Designated hitter, First baseman
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