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Diamondbacks To Honor Luis Gonzalez, Retire No. 20

Former Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Luis Gonzalez, top, watches a video tribute to his career along with his children, from left, Allysa, Megan and Jacob, from the team dugout prior to the baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in Phoenix. Gonzalez annunced his retirement and will work as a special advisor to the Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

10 months ago: Former Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Luis Gonzalez, top, watches a video tribute to his career along with his children, from left, Allysa, Megan and Jacob, from the team dugout prior to the baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in Phoenix. Gonzalez annunced his retirement and will work as a special advisor to the Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Gonzo is the first Diamondback in history to have his number retired. The celebration will take place on August 7.

Jun 23, 2010 - The Diamondbacks are finally going to retire Luis Gonzalez's jersey.

The ceremony will take place before Arizona's August 7 game against the San Diego Padres. There will be a Gonzo bobblehead giveaway that night as well.

``We have a rich history since our inception and our players who played a large role in our success deserve our recognition,'' said Hall, who called Gonzalez ``our franchise's most popular player.''

This is a great honor for Luis Gonzalez, who will be the first Diamondback in history to have his number retired. Jackie Robinson's 42 was immortalized  earlier this season in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Luis Gonzalez was a five-time all star for the D-backs, having a career season in 2001 when he hit 57 home runs for the eventual World Champions.

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