Not Quite Lifers

by DarkSide830 - 41 cards (Last updated on May 8, 2021)


Apr 23, 2021 - 1:48PM

This is a dynamic list. I expect to add more names down the line and welcome suggestions.

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:16PM

I don't know if a card exists, at least not here, but the Mets' Cleon Jones deserves to be on this kind of list for his end of career turn with the White Sox (he was cut from the Mets after being found to be having an extra marital affair)

Apr 23, 2021 - 5:19PM

If playing professionally in other countries counts, then Roy White belongs

IIRC, his stint in Japan led the Yankees to blackball him from OTD for many years.

Apr 23, 2021 - 7:41PM

Just MLB, but Jones does count.

Apr 23, 2021 - 8:18PM

Dwight Evans, his last year he played for the Orioles.  What a shame.

Apr 23, 2021 - 10:38PM

Mark Belanger wrapping it up with the Dodgers, 

Sam Rice with the Indians

Tommy Holmes with the Dodgers

Ed Walsh with the Braves

Ray Schalk with the Giants

Gabby Hartnett with the Giants

Charlie Root with the Browns.

Jim Maloney with the Angels

Ken Keltner with the Red Sox.

Larry Dierker with the Cardinals

Terry Puhl with the Royals



Edited on: Apr 25, 2021 - 7:45PM

Apr 25, 2021 - 2:24PM

You can add Joe Horlen, Dave McNally and Julian Javier.

Apr 29, 2021 - 10:51AM

Let's not forget two of the greatest almost lifers, Hank Aaron (Braves/Brewers) and Willie Mays (Giants/Mets).

Apr 29, 2021 - 12:29PM

Aaron and Mays both played in parts of two seasons with the Brewers/Mets respectively

Apr 29, 2021 - 1:14PM

Would Brandon Webb with the Rangers count?

Apr 29, 2021 - 2:03PM

not enough years and didnt actually play in the Majors with them

Apr 29, 2021 - 2:40PM

Ah, my bad, DarkSide. I forgot it was limited to those with one year with another team. Great list though!

Apr 29, 2021 - 2:43PM

I always considered George Sisler as having one of these kinds of careers, but if your limiting it to just one odd season then he can't count. I have a couple of his Washington cards (from his few games there in 1928)

May 1, 2021 - 6:48PM

You can add Frank Malzone and Horace Clarke.

May 2, 2021 - 10:03PM

You can add Al Bumbry and Jerry Hairston Sr.

May 2, 2021 - 10:56PM

You can add Rich Reese and Bob Friend.

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