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Johnny Mostil
08-04-2004, 10:40 AM
I can't vouch for the accuracy of this list received by e-mail, but it was fun to read and seemed fairly accurate to me (and too trivial to research further):

(In recognition of the recent Normar trade.) All-time team of players with the longest service with their original teams before ending their careers elsewhere. Submitted by reader <>.

1b - PHIL CAVARETTA - 20 YRS, Cubs '34-53, White Sox '54-55
2b - GRANNY HAMNER- 16 YRS, Phillies '44-59, Indians '59, A's '62
3b - HARMON KILLEBREW* - 21 YRS, Senatos/Twins '54-75, Royals '76
SS - MARK BELANGER - 17 YRS, Orioles '65-81, Dodgers '82
C - GABBY HARTNETT*- 19 YRS, Cubs '22-'40, Giants '41
LF - HANK AARON* - 21 YRS, Braves '54-74, Brewers '75-76
CF - Ty Cobb* - 22 YRS, Tigers '05-26, A's '27-28
RF - WILLIE MAYS* - 21 YRS, Giants '51-52, '54-72, Mets '72-73
DH - DWIGHT EVANS - 19 YRS, Red Sox '72-90, Orioles '91
PH - Sam Rice* - 19 YRS, Senators '15-33, Indians '34

Pitching
RH - Christy Mathewson* - 16 YRS, Giants '00-16, Reds '16 (1 game)
LH - WARREN SPAHN* - 20 YRS, Braves '42, '46-64, Mets/ Giants '65
Mgr - Cap Anson* - 19 YRS, Cubs 1879-97, Giants 1898

Batting Order
1 Cobb
2 Hartnett
3 Mays
4 Aaron
5 Killebrew
6 Cavaretta
7 Evans
8 Hamner
9 Belanger

Honorable Mention
C - YOGI BERRA* - 18 YRS, Yankees '46-63, Mets '65
RP - BOB FRIEND - 15 YRS, Pirates '51-65, Yankees/Mets '66
LHP - TOM GLAVINE - 16 YRS, Braves '87-2002, Mets '2002- Present
LP - LEFTY GOMEZ* - 13 YRS -Yankees '30-42, Senators '43
OF - Harry Heilmann* - 15 YRS, Tigers '14-29, Reds '30, '32
1B - GIL HODGES* - 17 YRS, Dodgers '43-61, Mets '62-63
RP - Christy Mathewson* - 16 YRS, Giants 1900-16, Reds '16 (one game)
LP - DAVE McNALLY - 13 YRS, Orioles '62-74, Expos '75
LP - HAL NEWHOUSER*- 15 YRS, Tigers '39-53, Indians '54-55
C - Cy Perkins - 15 YRS, A's '15-30, Yankees '31, Tigers '34
OF - DUKE SNIDER* - 17 YRS, Dodgers '47- 62, Mets '63
OF - Zack Wheat* - 18 YRS, Dodgers '09-26, A's '27
OF/DH - BILLY WILLIAMS* - Cubs '59-74, A's '75-76

*Hall of Fame
ALL CAPS = All-Star

BigEdWalsh
08-04-2004, 12:01 PM
Cool list!

I had no idea that Cobb played anywhere but with Detroit.

TornLabrum
08-04-2004, 12:22 PM
Cool list!

I had no idea that Cobb played anywhere but with Detroit.
He and Tris Speaker both finished their career with the A's after a scandal broke in which they were accused of betting on games while they were managers of the Tigers and Indians respectively. Although Landis (Kenesaw Mountain, not Jim) said there was no proof, neither of them ever managed again.

PaleHoseFan
08-04-2004, 01:15 PM
Stan "The Man" Musial

1941 - 1963 (22 seasons)
St. Louis Cardinals

3,630 Hits
1,951 RBI's
475 HR's
.331 Career BA
.417 OBP
.559 SLG

20 All Star Appearances
3 MVP's
7 NL Batting Titles
Inducted into HOF - 1969

Awesome!
:D:

FightingBillini
08-04-2004, 02:30 PM
I just hope that Big Frank isnt added to that list some day.

ClaudelSleptHere
08-05-2004, 05:24 AM
It just caught my eye how many of these guys ended up with the Mets when their careers had really taken a dive........

BigEdWalsh
08-05-2004, 07:52 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, and I'm sure if I am someone will (:smile: ), but didn't Rocky Colavito and Ken Boyer spend all their careers with the Indians and Cardinals respectively and both wound up their careers with the Sox??

PaleHoseFan
08-05-2004, 09:35 AM
Kenny Boyer played for the White Sox late 1967 & early 1968 (total 67 games).

He went to the Dodgers late 1968 (83 games) and finished his career the next season as a Dodger in 1969 (25 games).


Rocky Colavito joined the White Sox in mid-season 1967 (60 games).
He finished his career the next year 1968 with the Dodgers (39 games) & Yankees (40 games).

:rolleyes: