Comments on: Matt Stairs played for a lot of teams http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: gosensgo101 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-136286 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 06:45:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-136286 Juan Acevedo is still pitching somewhere? The hell?

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By: FromThisSeat.com http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133244 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:08:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133244 These my friends, are what you call journeyman. Corey Patterson will be up there by the time he retires. But hey, playing baseball for a living in all kinds of different cities could not be all that bad. Look for Stairs to be picked up by a young NL team that has a shot at the playoffs. Maybe the Pirates again?

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By: GrandsBiscuits http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133095 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 05:57:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133095 The one guy who stands out to me is Felipe Lopez. He has already played for 8 teams and is just 31 - could he set a new record?

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133074 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:29:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133074 Why would Stairs retire now? Has he forgotten "In case of emergency, use Stairs"? Surely some team would have picked him up for their playoff run. Hm, Giants are good at picking up players who were released and sitting at home. Maybe we could use Stairs after the rosters expand...

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By: Spindlebrook http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133072 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:17:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133072 Former Expo and Pirate pitcher Matt Skrmetta has played for 25 different professional teams, a baseball record that may extend to all American sports.

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By: Greg http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133029 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:09:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133029 Obviously by another team but if he announced his retirement, I guess not likely

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By: Rabino http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133015 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:48:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133015 Sorry that´s an active players list...

I think both Dotel and Stairs probably can´t name in order all teams they have played for...

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133013 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:37:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133013 @21, in April, 2005, Sean Lahman posted this list to SABR-L:

Most games for at least X teams (1871-2004)

Teams Games Player Name
1 3308 Carl Yastrzemski
2 1270 Henry Aaron
3 727 Darrell Evans
4 518 Rusty Staub
5 249 Don Baylor
6 154 Gary Sheffield
7 128 Tom Brown
8 99 Dave Collins
9 72 Paul Radford
10 45 Tom Brown
11 36 Tom Brown
12 2 Deacon McGuire

The way to read this is, for example, Staub played at least 518 games for each of 4 different teams, and no one played more than 518 games for at least 4 different teams. Sean added, "I counted franchise relocations as two different teams. That's why Aaron gets credit for 1806 games with the
Milwaukee Braves and 1270 with the Atlanta Braves. If you don't like that
method, then Eddie Collins belongs in his place, with 1670 games for Chi-A and 1156 for Phi-A."

Sean also found the fewest total games based on total number of teams played for (1871-2004):

Total Total
Teams MLB Games Player Name
12 544 Mike Morgan*
11 660 Jim Donnelly
10 229 Frank Foreman*
9 215 Jersey Bakely*
8 147 Jeff Juden*
7 59 Andrew Lorraine*
6 34 Rich Sauver*
5 12 Ensign Cottrell*
4 5 Dummy Leitner*
3 3 Bill Barrett
2 2 28 players
1 1 979 players

* asterisk indicates a pitcher

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By: Rabino http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-133005 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:13:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-133005 Why isn´t mike morgan on the list? he played for 12 teams also...

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By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13572/comment-page-1#comment-132996 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:47:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13572#comment-132996 By the way... Stairs just retired.

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