Comments on: Longest tenure with one team, active players http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5302 Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:20:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5302 gogowhitesox--we're talking tenure in the major leagues with one team. Smoltz never appeared in the big leagues with Detroit. Same goes for Sizemore.
Yes, this list done not include only player who were drafted by the organization they eventually played with. You'd have to eliminate a bunch of players. But it does indeed show what I actually said it shows.

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By: gogowhitesox http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5299 Sat, 16 Aug 2008 04:23:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5299 I realize this is an old post and not many will ever see this but a significant amount of players on this list have been with more than 1 organization. Including #1 John Smoltz who started in Detroit, also Sizemore and some others. These search parameters need some refining.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5260 Tue, 05 Aug 2008 02:46:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5260 schlom - If you're looking for a better threesome debuting, how about 3 HOFers:
1925 was the debut season for Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove & Jimmie Foxx, all of the Phili A's.
If you want the teams with 2 HOFers debuting here's the link. (Teams with non batting pitchers might be excluded.)
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/gmTb

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5259 Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:45:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5259 Schlom, Currently Psada Riviera and Jeter are in their 14th season or 42 combined years. I cant think of a threesome that has 42 years, .

Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel debuted in the same game 9-9-77 and played 19 and 20 years for DET. Lance Parrish debuted the same week in 1977 and played 10 years for DET, although is career took him to other teams after that, That's 49 years, but it doesn't meet the "whole career on one team" test.

George Brett and Frank White debuted together and played 20 and 19 years for KC.

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By: schlom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5258 Mon, 04 Aug 2008 22:31:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5258 How about the 1995 Yankees debuting Jeter, Rivera, and Posada that season. I can't easily check it but has there ever been a better threesome that debuted at the same time?

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5255 Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:13:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5255 Last summer I noticed that each of the 16 franchises that have been with us since 1901 has had a one-team player with a career of 18 years or more, except the Athletics. So far as I could tell, no one who played for the As only had a career longer than 13 years. Pete Suder and Eddie Rommel played 13 seasons each with the As, and none with any other team, and they are the record-holders.

Eric Chavez is now in his 11th season with the As. He has a shot at becoming the As-only record guy, but he has to last three more years & not go to any other team.

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5253 Sun, 03 Aug 2008 16:25:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5253 I think the list picked up pitchers who only batted for one of their teams team. That would explain why John Parrish, Mike Koplove and Dontrelle Willis are on the list.

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By: damthesehigheels http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5252 Sun, 03 Aug 2008 15:44:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5252 i'm confused about that john parrish? it says he's played for three teams.....

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5251 Sun, 03 Aug 2008 15:03:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5251 This list is for guys with one team only in their entire career. Wakefield of course played for the Pirates. Guys not showing up here would include pitchers who have played in the AL and never had a PA.

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By: Tom Clancy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/734/comment-page-1#comment-5250 Sun, 03 Aug 2008 14:10:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=734#comment-5250 Seems to ignore some AL pitchers. Wakefield has been with the Sox since 1995. How did Halladay wind up with a plate appearance that far back?

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