Reader Jeff Z emailed in and asked which teams have had the most players play in at least 100 games. Here are the leaders, 1901-present, with 12 players each appearing in at least 100 games:
|1||2003||Atlanta Braves||Darren Bragg / Vinny Castilla / Mark DeRosa / Robert Fick / Julio Franco / Matt Franco / Rafael Furcal / Marcus Giles / Andruw Jones / Chipper Jones / Javy Lopez / Gary Sheffield|
|2||1999||Minnesota Twins||Chad Allen / Ron Coomer / Marty Cordova / Brent Gates / Cristian Guzman / Denny Hocking / Torii Hunter / Corey Koskie / Matt Lawton / Doug Mientkiewicz / Terry Steinbach / Todd Walker|
|3||1988||Minnesota Twins||Randy Bush / Mark Davidson / Gary Gaetti / Greg Gagne / Dan Gladden / Kent Hrbek / Gene Larkin / Tim Laudner / Steve Lombardozzi / John Moses / Al Newman / Kirby Puckett|
|4||1987||Minnesota Twins||Tom Brunansky / Randy Bush / Mark Davidson / Gary Gaetti / Greg Gagne / Dan Gladden / Kent Hrbek / Tim Laudner / Steve Lombardozzi / Al Newman / Kirby Puckett / Roy Smalley|
|5||1986||San Diego Padres||Tim Flannery / Steve Garvey / Tony Gwynn / Terry Kennedy / John Kruk / Carmelo Martinez / Kevin McReynolds / Graig Nettles / Bip Roberts / Jerry Royster / Garry Templeton / Marvell Wynne|
|6||1984||Chicago White Sox||Harold Baines / Julio Cruz / Carlton Fisk / Scott Fletcher / Jerry Hairston / Ron Kittle / Rudy Law / Vance Law / Greg Luzinski / Tom Paciorek / Mike Squires / Greg Walker|
|7||1984||Toronto Blue Jays||Jesse Barfield / George Bell / Dave Collins / Damaso Garcia / Alfredo Griffin / Garth Iorg / Cliff Johnson / Buck Martinez / Lloyd Moseby / Rance Mulliniks / Willie Upshaw / Ernie Whitt|
|8||1983||Chicago White Sox||Harold Baines / Jerry Dybzinski / Carlton Fisk / Scott Fletcher / Jerry Hairston / Ron Kittle / Rudy Law / Vance Law / Greg Luzinski / Tom Paciorek / Mike Squires / Greg Walker|
|9||1983||Toronto Blue Jays||Jesse Barfield / Barry Bonnell / Dave Collins / Damaso Garcia / Alfredo Griffin / Garth Iorg / Cliff Johnson / Lloyd Moseby / Rance Mulliniks / Jorge Orta / Willie Upshaw / Ernie Whitt|
|10||1980||Chicago Cubs||Larry Biittner / Tim Blackwell / Bill Buckner / Ivan de Jesus / Steve Dillard / Jesus Figueroa / Mick Kelleher / Jerry Martin / Lenny Randle / Scot Thompson / Mike Tyson / Mike Vail|
|11||1980||Texas Rangers||Buddy Bell / Pepe Frias / Johnny Grubb / Jim Norris / Al Oliver / Pat Putnam / Mickey Rivers / Dave Roberts / Rusty Staub / Jim Sundberg / Bump Wills / Richie Zisk|
|12||1974||Chicago White Sox||Dick Allen / Bucky Dent / Brian Downing / Ken Henderson / Ed Herrmann / Pat Kelly / Carlos May / Bill Melton / Tony Muser / Jorge Orta / Ron Santo / Bill Sharp|
That's a pretty interesting question, actually, as it's a neat trick to get 12 different players into at least 100 games. There obviously must be a fair number of defensive and offensive substitutions to have that happen.
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