MLB players who played for 3+ teams in a season

by fedoratipper - 220 cards (Last updated on Nov 29, 2022)



61. 1960 Topps #76 Bill Fischer


White Sox
Tigers: Traded to Tigers with Tito Francona for Ray Boone and Bob Shaw on June 15th 1958
Nationals: Claimed off waivers on September 11th 1958
RIP
Thanks to theFalcon


62. 1967 Topps #342 Hank Fischer


Braves
Reds: Traded to Reds for Joey Jay on June 15th 1966
Red Sox: Traded to Red Sox for Rollie Sheldon and Dick Stigman on August 15th 1966
Thanks to theFalcon


63. 2003 Donruss Champions #35 Cliff Floyd


Marlins
Expos: Traded to Expos with Wilton Guerrero, Claudio Vargas, and cash for Don Levinski, Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano, and Justin Wayne on July 11th 2002
Red Sox: Traded to Red Sox for Seung Song and Sun-Woo Kim on July 30th 2002


64. 1961 Topps #277 Hank Foiles


A's
Pirates: Traded to Pirates with cash for Danny Kravitz on June 1st 1960 (Never played for them)
Indians: Traded to Indians for John Powers on June 2nd 1960
Tigers: Traded to Tigers for Rocky Bridges and Red Wilson on July 26th 1960
Thanks to theFalcon


65. 2019 Topps #429 Wilmer Font


2018
Dodgers
A's: Traded to A's for Logan Salow on April 25th 2018
Rays: Traded to Rays for Peter Bayer on May 25th 2018
2019
Rays
Blue Jays: Traded to Blue Jays for Neraldo Catalina on May 6th 2019
Mets: Purchased on July 17th 2019


66. 1998 Pacific Online #685 Tony Fossas


Mariners
Cubs: Signed as a Free Agent on June 19th 1998
Rangers: Signed as a Free Agent on August 19th 1998


67. 2014 Topps Update #US-114 Jeff Francis


Reds
A's: Claimed off waivers on May 18th 2014
Yankees: Traded to Yankees with cash on July 11th 2014


68. 2012 Topps Update #US277 Ben Francisco


Blue Jays
Astros: Traded to Astros with Kevin Comer, Francisco Cordero, Joe Musgrove, Carlos Perez, David Rollins, and Asher Wojciechowski for David Carpenter, J.A. Happ, and Brandon Lyon on July 20th 2012
Rays: Traded to Rays for Theron Geith on August 31st 2012


69. 2009 Upper Deck #104 Ryan Freel


Orioles
Cubs: Traded to Cubs for Joey Gathright on May 8th 2009
Royals: Purchased on July 6th 2009
RIP


70. 1995 Topps #201 Steve Frey


Giants
Mariners: Sent to Mariners May 21st 1995
Phillies: Signed as a Free Agent on August 16th 1995

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Comments

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:16PM
ckrakowski

How can you make a list like this and not include Mike Piazza on it. His three stops are so famous.

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:18PM
fedoratipper

@ckrakowski I forgot all about him! Thanks for the reminder.

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:58PM
Vvvergeer

Nice list. As expected, not exactly chock full of HOFers. But the Cubs got Aramis Ramirez in one of those deals, so that was nice. I'm a little surprised that no one did it twice. And I can't believe Edwin Jackson didn't make the list.

Excellent work. 

v3

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:01PM
fedoratipper

@Vvvergeer Thank you! I'm shocked too considering how many teams he's played for. 

Apr 28, 2020 - 9:39AM
DarkSide830

Suprised me when this list came up. The hockey one had actually encouaraged me to work on a list for guys not that had played for a certain number of teams but that had cards for 3+ teams in one year.

Apr 28, 2020 - 9:52AM
DarkSide830

If I may I'd love to help out here. Nori Aoki is the first name that comes to mind here. Not only did he only play for one team in multiple years, but he added three new clubs to his list of teams played for in his final year - Houston, Toronto, and NYM. Jesse Biddle also appeared for each of the Braves, Mariners, and Rangers last year. Cory Gearrin appeared with SFG, Texas, and Oakland in 2018. Also very unsurprisingly Octavio Dotel appeared for each of Pittsburgh, the Dodgers, and Colorado in 2010 in looking into it. Juan Nicasio meanwhile may have accomplished a unique feat in leading the NL in pitching appearances despite playing for three teams, making a stop in Philly between stints in Pittsburgh and STL.

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:16PM
fedoratipper

@DarkSide830 Thank you! I will add them. As for that list you're thinking of doing, I know Mike Piazza definetly has cards with 3 teams in 1998.

Apr 29, 2020 - 6:29PM
DarkSide830

yeah, made sure to add him. He was the first one more than a few years old that i thought to add.

Apr 29, 2020 - 6:32PM
DarkSide830

also I forgot to note it last time but Joay Bats also qualifies a second time, as he played for all of ATL, NYM, and PHI in 2018. 7 teams between his first and last two years, yet only two the middle 13. crazy.


Edited on: Apr 29, 2020 - 6:32PM

May 11, 2020 - 5:28PM
theFalcon

Charlie Finley had the benchwarmers of his 1972 Oakland A's bouncing all over the major leagues.  Guys who made three pit stops included Marty Martinez, Bill Voss, and Ollie Brown.

May 12, 2020 - 5:11PM
theFalcon

More wheeling and dealing by Charlie Finley:

Tommy Davis (1970), Rico Carty (1973) and Deron Johnson (1974).

 

May 12, 2020 - 9:36PM
soxbigdog

Jose Cruz Jr, 2005 - Diamondbacks, Red Sox, and Dodgers

May 12, 2020 - 9:38PM
fedoratipper

Thank you theFalcon and soxbigdog! I will add them.

May 13, 2020 - 5:27AM
theFalcon

Three more - Johnny Blanchard (1965), George Scott (1979) and Ray Burris (1979).

May 13, 2020 - 12:49PM
RonEaston

Does anyone appear on three different jerseys in one year!? series 1, 2 and update? 

May 13, 2020 - 12:52PM
fedoratipper

@theFalcon Thank you! I will add them.

@RonEaston Mike Piazza is the only one I can think of.

May 13, 2020 - 6:02PM
theFalcon

Can't believe I forget baseball's first (accidental) big money free agent, Ken Harrelson (1967).

Three more - Dick Schofield (1966), Jimmie Hall (1969) and Harry "Suitcase" Simpson (1959).

May 13, 2020 - 8:42PM
theFalcon

Now it's getting hard ... trying to think of guys at the end of their careers ... came up with three more, Ed Brinkman (1975) , John Wyatt (1968) and a three-fer, Bob Miller (1970, 1971 and 1973).

May 13, 2020 - 11:47PM
theFalcon

A couple more - Juan Pizarro (1969) and Dave Revering (1982).

May 14, 2020 - 9:52AM
DarkSide830

Jhan Mariñez played for Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Texas in 2017

May 15, 2020 - 8:36PM
theFalcon

A couple of good lefties at the end of their ropes - Bobby Shantz (1964) and Jim Roland (1972).  Just found another, Ron Kline (1969).  Woo hoo, one more, Bullet Bob Reynolds (1975).


Edited on: May 15, 2020 - 8:53PM

May 20, 2020 - 9:05PM
theFalcon

Just stumbled over Jim Lemon in Baseball Reference ... a three-teamer in 1963.

Another is Lenny Green (1964).

May 22, 2020 - 8:52PM
soxbigdog

One more (at least didn't see him here):

Chase d'Arnaud 2017 (Braves, Red Sox, and Padres)

May 30, 2020 - 9:17AM
theFalcon

Two more, Bob Meyer (1964) and Fred Talbot (1969).

May 31, 2020 - 4:38PM
theFalcon

Just found Ken Johnson (1969).

Jun 1, 2020 - 7:10PM
theFalcon

Two more:

Miguel Dilone (1983)

Dick Davis (1982)

Jun 7, 2020 - 10:38AM
theFalcon

You can adde Joe Azcue (1969), Ted Abernathy (1970) and Steve Hargan (1977).

.... and Frank Fernandez (1971).

... and Bill Fischer (1958).

... and Frank Lary (1964).

... and Jack Lamabe (1967).


Edited on: Jun 7, 2020 - 11:44AM

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:02AM
theFalcon

How about a two-fer, Dock Ellis (1977 & 1979).

Jul 1, 2020 - 12:24AM
jweber279

If he is on here already, I apologize (didn't make it through the whole list yet), but in 1977 Dave Kingman played for the Mets, Padres, Angels and Yankees.

Jul 28, 2020 - 3:43AM
theFalcon

Billy Consolo (1962), Lou Clinton (1965) and Jim Landis (1967).

Sep 17, 2020 - 7:01PM
DarkSide830

Ildemaro Vargas has played for the D-Backs, Twins, and Cubs this year

Dan Vogelbach has played for the Mariners, Blue Jays, and Brewers this year

Adeiny Hechavarría - 2018 - Rays, Pirates, Yankees


Edited on: Sep 17, 2020 - 7:14PM

Sep 18, 2020 - 4:37AM
theFalcon

Hank Fischer (1966)

John Herrnstein (1966)

Sep 19, 2020 - 8:20PM
C2Cigars

Dave Martinez, 4 teams in 2000; Devil Rays, Cubs, Rangers, Blue Jays

Sep 19, 2020 - 8:28PM
theFalcon

Ed Kirkpatrick (1977)

Sep 20, 2020 - 6:35PM
theFalcon

I am running out of players from my youth, but you can add Luis Alvarado (1974).

Sep 21, 2020 - 5:07PM
theFalcon

Tom Sturdivant (1963)

Chuck Essegian (1961)

Sammy Taylor (1963)


Edited on: Sep 22, 2020 - 12:59AM

Sep 23, 2020 - 6:01PM
theFalcon

I just stumbled over Don Hahn (1975).

Sep 26, 2020 - 8:40PM
theFalcon

Doc Medich (1977)

Sep 30, 2020 - 9:25AM
theFalcon

Blue Moon Odom (1975)

Oct 9, 2020 - 10:46AM
theFalcon

Del Rice (1960)

Oct 19, 2020 - 5:10PM
theFalcon

Bob Priddy (1969)

John Buzhardt (1967)


Edited on: Oct 19, 2020 - 5:44PM

Jan 18, 2021 - 5:11AM
cwaraksa

Dave Kingman!  Four teams in a year, all four divisions, and homered for all four teams!  (Was probably a jerk for all four teams and that might be the reason why he is on the list to begin with.)

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:56AM
theFalcon

Bob Grim (1960)

Vic Power (1964)

Feb 2, 2021 - 11:14AM
theFalcon

Rocky Bridges (1960)

Hank Foiles (1960)

Feb 9, 2021 - 9:05AM
IfbBirdsCards

Rocky Bridges, what a name

Feb 9, 2021 - 5:16PM
theFalcon

Clem Labine (1960)

Frank Thomas (1965)

Nov 9, 2021 - 3:08PM
theFalcon

Ramon Webster (1971)

Nov 10, 2021 - 9:39AM
theFalcon

Daryl Patterson (1971)

Feb 14, 2022 - 7:20PM
theFalcon

Willie Jones - 1959

Grady Hatton - 1954, 1956

Feb 14, 2022 - 8:06PM
theFalcon

Billy Hoeft - 1959

Dave Philley - 1960

Johnny Schmitz - 1952

Oct 13, 2022 - 10:12PM
WisYanksfan

Anthony Banda with PIT, TOR and NYY (2022)

Chi Chi Gonzalez with MIN, MIL and NYY (2022)

Andrew Knapp with PIT, SEA and SFG (2022)

Stuart Fairchild with SEA, SFG and CIN (2022)

Michael Feliz with PIT, CIN, BOS and OAK (2021)

Tyler Clippard with NYY, CHW and HOU (2017) + his 2018 Topps card back actually adressess this stat (namely him being the third to save a game for three teams in one season, with Juan Pizarro, check, and Ted Abernathy, check)


Edited on: Oct 14, 2022 - 8:24AM

Oct 19, 2022 - 8:53PM
theFalcon

I just stumbled over a new one:

Jim King (1967)

Oct 20, 2022 - 9:20AM
theFalcon

Roberto Rodriguez (1970)

Oct 20, 2022 - 12:25PM
DarkSide830

Ildemario Vargas was with 3 teams again in 2021 (CHC, PIT, and ARI)

Yu Chang (2022) (CLE, PIT, TB, and BOS)

Yoshi Tsutsugo (2021) (TB, LAD, PIT)

Kevin Padlo (2022) (SF, SEA, PIT)

Yohan Ramirez (2022) (SEA, CLE, PIT)

Oct 20, 2022 - 5:38PM
theFalcon

Gerry Staley (1961)

Oct 20, 2022 - 6:53PM
theFalcon

Robinson Cano (2022) ... was this for real?  I stopped following baseball 15+ years ago.

Oct 22, 2022 - 10:24PM
WisYanksfan

Gil Coan (1955): BAL, CHW, NYG

John Buzhardt (1967): CHW, BAL, HOU


Edited on: Oct 22, 2022 - 10:27PM

Oct 23, 2022 - 9:11PM
WisYanksfan

Matt Lawton (2005): PIT, CHC, NYY

Oct 23, 2022 - 9:46PM
WisYanksfan

Hap Myers (1911): BOS twice(!) and the St Louis Browns

Oct 24, 2022 - 5:39PM
WisYanksfan

Jim Landis (1967): HOU, DET, BOS

Oct 24, 2022 - 8:14PM
WisYanksfan

Manny Salvo (1943): BSN twice(!!) and PHI

Oct 24, 2022 - 9:05PM
WisYanksfan

https://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_ten1.shtml

That shares some insight

Oct 24, 2022 - 9:46PM
fedoratipper

Salvo and Myers wouldn't count because they didn't play for 3 different teams in a season. 

Oct 25, 2022 - 7:20AM
WisYanksfan

That's fair. I guess I interpretted this as three STOPS in a season, rather than teams. On a different note:
Cass Michaels (1952): WSH, SLB, PHA


Edited on: Oct 25, 2022 - 7:41AM

Oct 25, 2022 - 8:35AM
WisYanksfan

Bobo Newsom (1943) with BRO, SLB, WSH

Oct 25, 2022 - 4:57PM
WisYanksfan

Eddie Robinson (1957) DET CLE BAL

Oct 25, 2022 - 5:46PM
WisYanksfan

Ray Sadecki (1975) STL ATL KCR

Richie Scheinblum (1974) CAL KCR STL


Edited on: Oct 25, 2022 - 7:17PM

Oct 26, 2022 - 9:45AM
WisYanksfan

Joe Oeschger (1919) PHI BSN NYG

Oct 26, 2022 - 10:01AM
WisYanksfan

Mike Stanton (2005) NYY WSH and BOS

Oct 26, 2022 - 1:14PM
WisYanksfan

Wally Westlake (1952) STL CIN CLE

Oct 26, 2022 - 1:53PM
WisYanksfan

Al Zarilla (1952) CWS BOS SLB

Oct 26, 2022 - 8:50PM
WisYanksfan

Ownie Carroll (1930) DET NYY CIN

Deacon McGuire (1888) PHI DTN (throwback lol) and CLE

and just making sure you saw:

Cass Michaels (1952): WSH, SLB, PHA


Edited on: Oct 28, 2022 - 7:26AM

Oct 26, 2022 - 8:57PM
theFalcon

Ed Sprague (1973)

Oct 27, 2022 - 7:26AM
WisYanksfan

@theFalcon I think we just got it to 200 lol

You a fact/number junkie like me?

Oct 27, 2022 - 1:20PM
WisYanksfan

Julian Tavarez (2008) BOS MIL ATL

Oct 27, 2022 - 5:42PM
WisYanksfan

Bobby Veach (1925) BOS NYY WSH

Oct 28, 2022 - 6:26PM
theFalcon

Jack Spring (1964)

Oct 29, 2022 - 10:59AM
theFalcon

Hoot Evers (1954)

Oct 29, 2022 - 7:13PM
theFalcon

Bob Tiefenauer (1965)

Nov 2, 2022 - 4:19PM
theFalcon

Jack Harshman (1959)

Nov 2, 2022 - 4:28PM
theFalcon

Paul LaPalme (1956)

Nov 3, 2022 - 11:36AM
WisYanksfan

Dallas Keuchel (2022) CHW, ARI, TEX

Nov 3, 2022 - 7:20PM
WisYanksfan

Credit to @theFalcon on May 13, 2020 - 8:42PM

Ed Brinkman (1975) with STL TEX and NYY

Nov 6, 2022 - 9:42AM
WisYanksfan

Baby Doll Jacobson (1927) BOS CLE PHA

Nov 9, 2022 - 6:59PM
theFalcon

Bobby Smith (1962)

Nov 16, 2022 - 2:24PM
theFalcon

Pete Whisenant (1960)

Nov 16, 2022 - 5:17PM
theFalcon

Chuck Hartenstein (1970)

Nov 17, 2022 - 8:59AM
WisYanksfan

Dave Campbell (1973) SDP STL HOU

Nov 17, 2022 - 10:18AM
WisYanksfan

George Uhle (1933) DET NYG NYY

Nov 18, 2022 - 10:07AM
WisYanksfan

Bobo Newsom (1943) with BRO, SLB, WSH

Nov 18, 2022 - 1:24PM
DarkSide830

Wil Ledezma (2007) with DET, ATL, and SD

Nov 22, 2022 - 10:42PM
theFalcon

Reno Bertoia (1961)

Nov 24, 2022 - 5:19PM
theFalcon

Rocky Nelson (1951)

Nov 25, 2022 - 10:50PM
WisYanksfan

George Uhle (1933) DET NYG NYY
Bill Dietrich (1936) PHA WSH CHW

Nov 26, 2022 - 7:29AM
theFalcon

Dick Littlefield (1956)

Nov 30, 2022 - 3:12PM
theFalcon

Don Lenhardt (1952) and Ray Boone (1959)

Dec 1, 2022 - 8:22PM
theFalcon

Jim Northrup (1974)



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