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)
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.
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.