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Houston claims Houston

Posted by Andy on December 12, 2007

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Can anyone else come up with an example of a player with the same name as his team? And Mr. Met doesn't count.

9 Responses to “Houston claims Houston”

  1. spartanbill Says:

    Angel Moreno pitched for the Angels in 1981!

    How strict do you want to be on Spelling? Can we claim Johnny Podres finished up his career for a team that was a homonym of his last name? Jose Cardenal probably came the next closest when he played for Saint. Louis in 1970. That year they also had Louis Brock, who was not a Saint. as that is a different sport.

    Do middle names count? Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk was in Indian in 1916. George Washington Case was a Senator. Which reminds me that John Kennedy came up as a Senator infielder in 1962 when former Senator John Kennedy was occupying the White House.

    Wouldn't it be cool if Colorado traded for Rocky Cherry, Tampa signed Jason Bay Chris Ray and somehow Jay Witasick wound up in Toronto.
    I am tempted to suggest that Kansas City makes Bronson Aroyo, so I think I better log off for now.

  2. kingturtle Says:

    As far as I know, when Jesse Orosco signed with the Indians, he became baseball's only player to look like his team's logo.

  3. OscarAzocar Says:

    I don't know what qualifies,but here are some.

    Al Reyes pitches for the Rays.

    Grover Cleveland Land (which is a cool name to begin with) pitched for Clevland in the early part of the century. Robert Cleveland Muncrief (Bob) pitched for Cleveland in 1948. Walter Cleveland Stewart (Lefty) pitched for Cleveland in 1935.

    Jim York pitched for the Yankees in 1976.

    Francisco Melendez pitched for the Giants in 87-88, Francisco Oliveras in 90-92 and Francisco Santos in 2003.

    Warren Washington Jenkins (Jack) pitched for the Senators in '62 and '63

    Cliff "Tiger" Mapes finished his career with Detroit in 1952.

  4. ronkaplannj Says:

    Jim York played in three for the New York Yankees in 1976.

  5. Chris J. Says:

    Nap Lajoie played for the Naps.

    King Kelly managed Cincinnati Kelly's Killers.

    Wilbert Robinson managed the Brooklyn Robins.

    George Washington Case played for the Washington Senators.

    Unfortunately, Diego Segui never played for the Pads. Nor did Darryl Boston play for Boston. James Brooklyn DeShong was a career AL player.

    Not going to look for them all, but the St Louis Browns must have had numerous Browns. Both St Louis teams must have had some Louises over the years.

  6. Brewer44 Says:

    The Milwaukee Brewers have a player named Brent Brewer, he plays Class A ball for the West Virginia Power currently.

  7. doug730 Says:

    How's this? The very first player chosen by the New York Mets was Marv Throneberry. So what? His middle name was Eugene, making his initial M.E.T.

    Does that count?

  8. zimcity Says:

    I've always hoped the New Jersey Devils would trade for Miroslav Satan.

  9. fabio Says:

    Ted Cox played for the Red Sox.

    4 out of 6 letters is pretty close!