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The Best Athletes Who Wore #32

Updated May 21, 2020 1.7k votes 157 voters 8.3k views51 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 32 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 32 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 32 jerseys include Dave Winfield, Roy Halladay, and Steve Carlton, all Hall of Fame players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and Julius Irving thriving with the number 32 in the NBA. Football and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NFL and NHL history. It's all proof that anyone who wears #32 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 32 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 32.

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  • League: MLB

    Years active: 1955-1966

    Stats: 165-87 record, 2.76 ERA, 2,396 strikeouts

    Career Highlights
    Baseball Hall of Fame induction (1972)
    3x Cy Young award winner (1963, 1965, 1966)
    1963 National League MVP
    7x All-Star
    3x World Series champion (1959, 1963, 1965)
    2x World Series MVP (1963, 1965)

    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Position: Pitcher
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  • League: NBA

    Years Active: 1985-2004

    Stats: 36,928 points, 14,968 rebounds, 5,238 assists

    Career Highlights
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2010)
    14x NBA All-Star
    2x NBA MVP

    • Birthplace: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Position: Power forward
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  • Marcus Allen
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    League: NFL

    Years Active: 1982-1997

    Stats: 12,243 rushing yards, 4.1 yards per carry, 123 rushing touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (2003)
    6x Pro Bowl
    2x first-team All-Pro

    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
    • Position: Running back
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  • League: NFL

    Years Active: 1972-1984

    Stats: 12,120 rushing yards, 4.1 yards per carry, 91 rushing touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (1990)
    9x Pro Bowl
    1x first-team All-Pro

    • Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Position: Running Back
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