[Baseball History] Ten years with two different teams
triviamaster : June 8, 2007 09:43 AM

How many players can you name who have spent at least ten years with two different teams? My friend claims he knows of three but I've only found one so far.


Ford Fricks Asterisk : June 8, 2007 02:36 PM

I came up with Carlton Fisk fairly easily, but I'm thinking the key to the rest of the answer is in the wording of the question. Eddie Collins spent 12 years with the White Sox, but he had already spent at least parts of 9 previous seasons with the A's. After he was done in Chicago, he then went back to the A's... primarily as Connie Mack's assistant manager, but he continued as a part-time player for 4 more years. So he definitely fits the question, but would be overlooked if you were looking for ten consecutive years.

That led me right to a third possibility -- Greg Maddux. I don't know how your friend is technically counting years. Maddux pitched in Chicago for parts of 10 years, but he was only there for 6 appearances in his first year, and he was traded away last year before completing what could be considered his tenth year.

I'll have to think about it a little longer, though. Also, I'm wondering if anyone (or how many) would be added if the question was changed to ten years in two different cities.


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Ford Fricks Asterisk : June 8, 2007 03:21 PM

Charlie Hough? He scattered enough call-ups early in his career to pitch for the Dodgers in 11 seasons, and then spent 10 years in Texas.


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