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The Best Athletes Who Wore #35

Updated September 25, 2019 538 votes 120 voters 9.6k views30 items

List RulesVote up the top athletes who wore 35 for at least one professional season

Many famous athletes who wore 35 as their jersey number were striving to become the top athlete associated with the number. Being the best at anything in sports is a unique and rare achievement and having the top spot for a jersey number certainly stands out in the best way. For example, for basketball fans, Kevin Durant has made the number 35 relevant in the NBA over the past decade. 

Among MLB players who wore #35 as their official number are baseball legends like Frank Thomas, Justin Verlander, and Yogi Berra. Football and hockey also have had their fair share of talented players represent the 35 in the NFL and NHL. 

So check out the list of athletes who wore 35 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 35, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 7.

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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1990-2008
    Stats: .301 batting average, 521 home runs, 1,704 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 5× All-Star (1993–1997)
    • 2× AL MVP (1993, 1994)
    • 4× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000)
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States of America
    • Position: Designated hitter, First baseman
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1979-2003
    Stats: .279 batting average, 297 home runs, 1,115 RBIs, 1,406 stolen bases

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 10× All-Star (1980, 1982–1988, 1990, 1991)
    • 2× World Series champion (1989, 1993)
    • AL MVP (1990)
    • ALCS MVP (1989)
    • Gold Glove Award (1981)
    • 3× Silver Slugger Award (1981, 1985, 1990)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
    • Position: Left fielder
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 2007-present
    Stats: 849 games played, 27.0 points per game, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 blocks

    Career Highlights

    • 2× NBA champion (2017, 2018)
    • 2× NBA Finals MVP (2017, 2018)
    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2014)
    • 10× NBA All-Star (2010–2019)
    • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2012, 2019)
    • 6× All-NBA First Team (2010–2014, 2018)
    • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2016, 2017, 2019)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (2008)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Position: Small forward
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1946-1965
    Stats: .285 batting average, 358 home runs, 1,430 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 18× All-Star (1948–1961, 1962)
    • 10× World Series champion (1947, 1949–1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962)
    • 3× AL MVP (1951, 1954, 1955)
    • Birthplace: The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Position: Manager, Outfielder, Catcher
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