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Brian26
11-24-2008, 08:55 PM
The Edgar Renteria-to-San Fran story got me thinking. If the Giants sign Renteria, he will have played in five of the six divisions that were established in 1994:

AL East- Red Sox
AL Central- Tigers
NL East- Braves, Marlins
NL Central- Cardinals
NL West-Giants

Has anyone played in all six divisions? I'm sure several players have done it (probably pitchers), but I can't think of anyone off the top of my head.

Oblong
11-24-2008, 10:00 PM
I first thought of Kenny Lofton:

AL Central (Indians/Sox)
NL East(Braves/Pirates/Phillies)
NL West(Giants/Dodgers)
NL Central (Cubs)
AL East (Yankees)
AL West (Rangers)

I've forgotten about him playing on half those teams.

MUsoxfan
11-24-2008, 11:34 PM
I was thinking Matt Stairs, but he's yet to play in the NL West

doublem23
11-25-2008, 11:28 AM
Terry Mulholland (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mulhote01.shtml)

AL East - Yankees
AL Central - Twins/Indians
AL West - Seattle
NL East - Philadelphia/Atlanta
NL Central - Cubs/Pirates
NL West - Giants/Dodgers/D'backs

Even though he started his career in 1986, he still pitched in every division since the 1994 realignment.

Royce "The Choice" Clayton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/claytro01.shtml)

AL East - Red Sox/Blue Jays
AL Central - Us, regretably
AL West - Texas
NL East - Washington
NL Central - St. Louis/Cincinnati
NL West - San Francisco

Marqhead
11-25-2008, 11:46 AM
Technically he played in the AL east before it was a 5 team division, but:

Jose Mesa

AL East - Baltimore
AL Central - Cleveland/Detroit
AL West - Seattle
NL East - Philly
NL Central - Pittsburgh
NL West - Colorado/San Fran

areilly
11-25-2008, 12:30 PM
Our good friend Sal Fasano is but an NL Central away. David Wells needed only an AL West team. Ditto Dustin Hermanson. Carl Everett could finish the trick with a trip to the NL West. Luis Gonzalez needs an AL East. Gary Sheffield missed it by leaving San Diego one season too early. Rickey Henderson played in neither Central Division.

But let us all celebrate the many journeys of Esteban Loaiza:

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Pirates
NLW: Dodgers
ALE: Blue Jays, Yankees
ALC: White Sox x 2
ALW: Rangers, A's

doublem23
11-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Good call on Loaiza. Another guy who is amazingly close to pulling off the 6 Division Trick is Tanyon Sturtze (remember him?). He's pitched in every division but the NL East, though he did spend the entire 2007 season in the Braves' minor league system, but never made an appearance in Atlanta.

Marqhead
11-25-2008, 12:50 PM
If Hideo Nomo pitches in the AL West, he's got it done. :redneck

Thank you for making this thread, it has given me something to do for the past few hours while I sit extremely bored at work.

doublem23
11-25-2008, 12:54 PM
Found another, to be filed in the "Teach Your Kids How to Throw Left-Handed" file... Chuck McElroy

http://www.virabit.com/~museumof/Files/chuck%20mcelroy.jpg

AL East - Baltimore
AL Central - The Sox (I forgot about his stint here in 1997)
AL West - Angels (when they were the California Angels!)
NL East - Phillies (before '93), Mets
NL Central - Cubs
NL West - Rockies, Padres


Thank you for making this thread, it has given me something to do for the past few hours while I sit extremely bored at work.

I agree... Short weeks are awesome, but man there's not too much to do right now.

Marqhead
11-25-2008, 01:15 PM
Ricky Ledee played in all three AL divisions in the same year: 2000.

He has yet to play in the NL Central though.

Marqhead
11-25-2008, 01:18 PM
Here's another good one, our very own:

D'Angelo Jimenez

AL East - New York
AL Central - White Sox
AL West - Texas/Oakland
NL East - Washington
NLCentral - Cincinnati
NL West - San Diego

areilly
11-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Miguel Batista:

ALE: Toronto
ALC: Kansas City
ALW: Seattle
NLE: Florida, Montreal
NLC: Chicago
NLW: Arizona

downstairs
11-29-2008, 09:21 AM
Sheesh, I thought this thread would only come up with a few. Didn't realize that many players have done this.

Goes to show you we're in a very different time than when players stuck with one team.

I remember it being a little strange when a player played both in the NL and AL.

sox1970
11-29-2008, 09:49 AM
Sheesh, I thought this thread would only come up with a few. Didn't realize that many players have done this.

Goes to show you we're in a very different time than when players stuck with one team.

I remember it being a little strange when a player played both in the NL and AL.

Dave Kingman played in all four divisions (at the time) in one season.

1977: Mets, Padres, Angels, and Yankees