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The Best Athletes Who Wore #35

Updated September 25, 2019 568 votes 137 voters 11.4k 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: 2005-present
    Stats: 222 wins, 3.33 ERA, 2,981 strikeouts

    Career Highlights

    • 8× All-Star (2007, 2009–2013, 2018, 2019)
    • World Series champion (2017)
    • AL MVP (2011)
    • AL Cy Young Award (2011)
    • Triple Crown (2011)
    • AL Rookie of the Year (2006)
    • ALCS MVP (2017)
    • Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
    • Position: Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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  • League: NHL
    Years active: 1969-1984
    Stats: 886 games played, 423 wins, .906% save percentage

    Career Highlights

    • Hockey Hall of Fame
    • 5x All-Star
    • 3x Vezina Trophy winner
    • Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
    • Position: Goaltender
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1963-1984
    Stats: .271 batting average, 268 home runs, 1,133 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 10× All-Star (1966, 1970, 1972–1979)
    • 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)
    • 2× NL MVP (1975, 1976)
    • 5× Gold Glove Award (1973–1977)
    • Silver Slugger Award (1982)
    • Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States of America
    • Position: Second baseman
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1962-1983
    Stats: 314 wins, 3.11 ERA, 3,534 strikeouts

    Career Highlights

    • Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 5× All-Star (1966, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1979)
    • 2× Cy Young Award (1972, 1978)
    • Birthplace: Williamston, North Carolina
    • Position: Pitcher
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