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A. Cavatica
12-01-2004, 01:15 AM
I just discovered the Oracle of Baseball (http://www.baseball-reference.com/oracle/) which is a program that tells you the number of links between any two baseball players. Same idea as the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" game for actors, and an interesting diversion.

The second pairing I tried turned up two players who are separated by seven degrees of separation, which if it were actors would be a really rare thing. I guess the baseball world is more fragmented because players have shorter careers than actors.

Anyway, if you're interested:

Joe Jackson played with Nemo Leibold for the 1916 Sox,
Leibold played with Bennie Tate for the 1924 Senators,
Tate played with Phil Cavarretta for the 1934 Cubs,
Cavarretta played with Minnie Minoso for the 1955 Sox,
Minoso played with Guy Hoffman for the 1980 Sox,
Guy Hoffman played with Jamie Moyer for the 1986 Cubs,
and Moyer played with Jeremy Reed for the 2004 Mariners.

Who would've thought Guy Hoffman would be part of the shortest link between these two players?

Who remembers Guy Hoffman even having a six year career?

CubsfansareDRUNK
12-01-2004, 07:48 AM
Thats a preety cool feature

check this out


Magglio Ordonez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/ordonma01.shtml)played withFrank Thomas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr04.shtml)for the 2001 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2001.shtml)
Who'd a thought?

idseer
12-01-2004, 08:06 AM
jimmy foxx was only one degree away from nellie fox. who da thunk it?

however, .... this is kind of dumb:

"players who are traded for one another are considered to have played for the same team that year and are considered teammates."

too much work to seperate them out i suppose.

Clembasbal
12-01-2004, 08:56 AM
This is a cool site, I have been linking old players to new players...fun.

This is my favorite one though...

Matt Karchner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/karchma01.shtml)playedFrank Thomas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr04.shtml)for the 1998 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1998.shtml)

Frank Thomas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr04.shtml)played withJon Garland (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/garlajo01.shtml)for the 2004 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2004.shtml)

soxfan26
12-01-2004, 10:05 AM
Interesting. Here is one of the many for Cy Young & Roger Clemens...



Cy Young (http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngcy01.shtml)played withLarry Gardner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gardnla01.shtml)for the 1908 Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1908.shtml)

Larry Gardner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gardnla01.shtml)played withJimmie Dykes (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/dykesji01.shtml)for the 1918 Philadelphia Athletics (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHA/1918.shtml)

Jimmie Dykes (http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/dykesji01.shtml)played withBob Kennedy (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kennebo01.shtml)for the 1939 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1939.shtml)

Bob Kennedy (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kennebo01.shtml)played withDon Drysdale (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/drysddo01.shtml)for the 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BRO/1957.shtml)

Don Drysdale (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/drysddo01.shtml)played withBill Buckner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bucknbi01.shtml)for the 1969 Los Angeles Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/1969.shtml)

Bill Buckner (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bucknbi01.shtml)played withRoger Clemens (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/clemero02.shtml)for the 1984 Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1984.shtml)

santo=dorf
12-01-2004, 11:20 AM
Frank Thomas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr03.shtml)played withChris Cannizzaro (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cannich01.shtml)for the 1963 New York Mets (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYM/1963.shtml)

Chris Cannizzaro (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cannich01.shtml)played withCharlie Hough (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/houghch01.shtml)for the 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/1972.shtml)

Charlie Hough (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/houghch01.shtml)played withFrank Thomas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/thomafr04.shtml)for the 1992 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1992.shtml)



Cy Young (http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngcy01.shtml)played withNick Altrock (http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/altroni01.shtml)for the 1902 Boston Somersets (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1902.shtml)

Nick Altrock (http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/altroni01.shtml)played withLuke Sewell (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sewellu01.shtml)for the 1933 Washington Senators (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSH/1933.shtml)

Luke Sewell (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sewellu01.shtml)played withVern Stephens (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/stephve01.shtml)for the 1942 St. Louis Browns (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SLB/1942.shtml)

Vern Stephens (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/stephve01.shtml)played withMinnie Minoso (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml)for the 1953 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1953.shtml)

Minnie Minoso (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml)played withHarold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)for the 1980 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1980.shtml)

Harold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)played withScott Ruffcorn (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruffcsc01.shtml)for the 1996 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1996.shtml)



Cy Young (http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngcy01.shtml)played withTris Speaker (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/speaktr01.shtml)for the 1907 Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1907.shtml)

Tris Speaker (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/speaktr01.shtml)played withLuke Sewell (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sewellu01.shtml)for the 1921 Cleveland Indians (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CLE/1921.shtml)

Luke Sewell (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sewellu01.shtml)played withJohnny Berardino (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/berarjo01.shtml)for the 1942 St. Louis Browns (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SLB/1942.shtml)

Johnny Berardino (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/berarjo01.shtml)played withRon Kline (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/klinero01.shtml)for the 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/1952.shtml)

Ron Kline (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/klinero01.shtml)played withCarlton Fisk (http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/fiskca01.shtml)for the 1969 Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1969.shtml)

Carlton Fisk (http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/fiskca01.shtml)played withRodney Bolton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/boltoro01.shtml)for the 1993 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1993.shtml)


Babe Ruth (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruthba01.shtml)played withWaite Hoyt (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hoytwa01.shtml)for the 1919 Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/1919.shtml)

Waite Hoyt (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hoytwa01.shtml)played withBert Haas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/haasbe01.shtml)for the 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BRO/1938.shtml)

Bert Haas (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/haasbe01.shtml)played withMinnie Minoso (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml)for the 1951 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1951.shtml)

Minnie Minoso (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml)played withHarold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)for the 1980 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1980.shtml)

Harold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)played withJulio Ramirez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ramirju02.shtml)for the 2001 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2001.shtml)

A. Cavatica
12-01-2004, 08:31 PM
Lorenzo Gray (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/graylo01.shtml)played withHarold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)for the 1982 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/1982.shtml)

Harold Baines (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baineha01.shtml)played withJoe Crede (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/credejo01.shtml)for the 2001 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2001.shtml):D:

Ol' No. 2
12-01-2004, 09:03 PM
Babe Ruth (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruthba01.shtml) played with Muddy Ruel (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruelmu01.shtml) for the 1920 New York Yankees (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1920.shtml)

Muddy Ruel (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruelmu01.shtml) played with Rollie Hemsley (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hemslro01.shtml) for the 1933 St. Louis Browns (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SLB/1933.shtml)

Rollie Hemsley (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hemslro01.shtml) played with Curt Simmons (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/simmocu01.shtml) for the 1947 Philadelphia Phillies (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1947.shtml)

Curt Simmons (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/simmocu01.shtml) played with Steve Carlton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/carltst01.shtml) for the 1966 St. Louis Cardinals (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/STL/1966.shtml)

Steve Carlton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/carltst01.shtml) played with Mike Jackson (http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jacksmi02.shtml) for the 1986 Philadelphia Phillies (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1986.shtml)

Mike Jackson (http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jacksmi02.shtml) played with Joe Borchard (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/borchjo01.shtml) for the 2004 Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2004.shtml)

I'm already bored with this.

batmanZoSo
12-01-2004, 09:40 PM
I've spent a few times doing this. Almost anything Sox related includes Baines and Minoso.

A. Cavatica
12-01-2004, 10:35 PM
Frank (II) Thomas (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Thomas%2c+Frank+%28II%29) was in Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/Title?Hank+Aaron%3a+Chasing+the+Dream+%281995%29) with Harry Belafonte (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Belafonte%2c+Harry)
Harry Belafonte (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Belafonte%2c+Harry) was in Angel Levine, The (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/Title?Angel+Levine%2c+The+%281970%29) with Eli Wallach (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Wallach%2c+Eli)
Eli Wallach (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Wallach%2c+Eli) was in Mystic River (2003) (http://www.imdb.com/Title?Mystic+River+%282003%29) with Kevin Bacon (http://www.imdb.com/Name?Bacon%2c+Kevin)

hosieryofthegods
12-01-2004, 11:20 PM
When you can get from Tris Speaker to Ichiro in 4, you know it won't be beaten.