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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-24-2018

Washington Herald, August 24, 1918:

Secretary of War Baker this afternoon officially sanctioned the playing-off of the world series this year. He announced that he would write to General Crowder to that effect, suggesting that draft exemption be extended for the members of the two competing teams.

The National Commission had asked Baker for a formal recommendation for draft exemption, so the baseball administrators could ask local draft boards for individual extensions. Baker went even further and decided to notify the draft boards himself.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 10:29 AM | 67 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5732857)
Good position players on today's Birthday Team but not very much pitching.

Chubby Dean had a weird career and I don't know what to do with him - he came up as a subpar first baseman (.275/.344/.364, 75 OPS+) so Connie Mack turned him into a subpar pitcher (78 ERA+ after he went to the mound full-time). His career WAR would be much lower if not for the positional adjustment he got for being a good hitter for a guy who tried to pitch.

The other first base options are Jimmy Walsh (not a great hitter, only five career appearances at 1B), Jimmy Hudgens (11 career hits), Rick Joseph (maybe the "best" alternative, but sub-replacement level), and Art Williams (19 career appearances at 1B, .250 career SLG). So Dean gets the nod sort of by default.

Other starting pitching candidates are Adenhart (18 innings), Beryl Richmond (two starts), and three guys who were mostly relievers and had career ERAs north of 5.50. So Dean gets the nod sort of by default.

C: Hank Gowdy (18.24 WAR)
1B/SP: Chubby Dean (-0.16 WAR)
2B: Tony Bernazard (13.14 WAR)
3B: Cal Ripken (95.87 WAR)
SS: Enrique Hernandez (5.53 WAR)
LF: Harry Hooper (53.48 WAR)
CF: Brett Gardner (37.59 WAR)
RF: Tim Salmon (40.57 WAR)

SP: Hal Woodeshick (9.63 WAR)
SP: Kevin Correia (3.29 WAR)
SP: Les Howe (0.83 WAR)
SP: Kip Gross (0.65 WAR)
RP: Luis Sanchez (3.93 WAR)

Fun names: Shorty Des Jardien, Bartolome Fortunato, B.J. Waszgis, Arquimedez Pozo, Bevo LeBourveau
Manager/Fun name: Jewel Ens
Should have been at or near the top of today's rotation, didn't get the chance: Nick Adenhart (0.01 WAR)
Writer/executive in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame: Tomoo Hirooka
   2. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:03 AM (#5732870)
The other first base options are Jimmy Walsh (not a great hitter, only five career appearances at 1B)


Yeah, but he did such a good job as Joe Namath's agent...
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:06 AM (#5732872)
TRIVIA TIME:

There are 30 franchises currently around (duh). Each one has an all-time leader in homers among players who never played with another franchise.

Can you name the all-time HR leader for one-franchise players for any of the 30 current franchises?

If it helps:
6 of them are still active with the team

5 have 500+ homers with the club
5 have 400-some homers with the club
6 have 300-some homers with the club
6 have 200-some homers with the club
4 have 100-some homers with the club
4 have under 100 homers with the club
   4. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:09 AM (#5732877)
1. Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds - 389

there is my contribution. 29 to go! :-)

edit: actually, here is another one, Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees - 536

at the very least, I cannot think of another guy who played only for the Yankees and hit more than that.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:10 AM (#5732878)
We all know of Jake deGrom's troubles with the Win and Loss stats this year, relative to his pitching quality. He sits at 8-8. This is not a trivia question, but has anyone in the past 100 years had a .500 or worse record while having either an ERA under 2.00 or an ERA+ over 200?
   6. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:11 AM (#5732879)
Johnny Bench? DING!

389 with the Reds. 12th most by any of the franchise leaders.

   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:11 AM (#5732880)
Teddy Ballgame, The Mick
   8. Cod Guy Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:12 AM (#5732882)
Chipper Jones, Braves
   9. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:12 AM (#5732883)
Ernie Banks for the Cubs
   10. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5732884)
Ryan Zimmerman, Nats
   11. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5732885)
Probably Musial for the Cardinals
   12. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5732886)
Willie Stargell - Pirates
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5732888)
If it helps:
6 of them are still active with the team

5 have 500+ homers with the club
5 have 400-some homers with the club
6 have 300-some homers with the club
6 have 200-some homers with the club
4 have 100-some homers with the club
4 have under 100 homers with the club


NYY - Mickey Mantle
BAL - Cal Ripken
BOS - Ted Williams
ATL - Chipper Jones
NYM - David Wright
PHI - Mike Schmidt
DET - Al Kaline
CHC - Ernie Banks
KC - George Brett
StL - Stan Musial
   14. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5732889)
Post #7:
Teddy Ballgame? DING! 521. 3rd most by anyone on the list.
Mickey Mantle? DING! 536 homers. 2nd most by anyone on the list

Post #8:
Chipper Jones? DING! 468. 6th most by anyone on the list.
   15. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5732890)
Kent Hrbek for the Twins? And Tim Salmon for the Angels?
   16. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5732891)
Tim Salmon, Angels
   17. villageidiom Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5732893)
Edgar Martinez, Mariners
   18. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5732897)
Bagwell for the Astros
   19. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5732898)
Mike Schmidt, Phils.

EDIT: A Snapple for Snapper.
   20. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5732900)
Cal Ripken, Orioles
   21. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:17 AM (#5732901)
Robin Yount, Brewers
   22. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM (#5732905)
I think I've seen this question before and I think Rusty Greer is the answer for the Rangers.
   23. BDC Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM (#5732906)
The Rangers' is Rusty Greer, yes. The answer to any Ranger-only question is Rusty Greer :)
   24. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:19 AM (#5732910)
Todd Helton, Rockies?
   25. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:20 AM (#5732913)
Nationals will be Ryan Zimmermann
   26. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:20 AM (#5732915)
Braun for the Brewers
   27. djrelays Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:21 AM (#5732918)
Mel Ott for the Giants
   28. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:22 AM (#5732920)
Duke Snider, Dodgers
   29. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:22 AM (#5732921)
Paul Goldschmidt.
   30. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5732923)
Al Rosen Indians
   31. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5732924)
Post #9:
Ernie Banks? DING! 511. Tied for fourth most by anyone on the list.

Post #10:
Ryan Zimmerman? DING! The first of our six still active players. His 263 HR is 19th most by anyone on the list - but 2nd most among active players.

Post #11 & #12
Musial? DING!
Stargell? DING!
Both had 475 homers for their clubs. Tied for 6th most by anyone on the list. (Chipper Jones is actually 8th. Sorry for the error in his ranking in post #14).

Post #13:
Mike Schmidt? DING! #1 on the list - 548 homers

Just one guy left with 500+ homers all with one club to name.

Ripken? DING! 431 HR. 10th most by anyone on the list.

Just one guy in the 400s left to name.

Al Kaline? DING! 399 HR. 11th most by anyone on the list.
George Brett? DING! 317 HR. 14th most by anyone on the list.
David Wright? DING! 242 HR. Is he still active? I didn't count him as such. Anyhow, he's tied for 20th place on this list.

Almost half of the guys have been named, so here's where things stand now (with names of the person who got the answer first) - through post #14:

1. Mike Schmidt, PHI, 548. Snapper
2. Mickey Mantle, NYY. 536. Pasta-diving Jeter
3. Ted Williams, BOX. 521. Pasta-diving Jeter
4t. Ernie Banks, CHC, 511. Man o'Schwar
4t.
6t. Stan Musial, STL, 475. Man o'Schwar
6t. Willie Stargell, PIT, 475. Man o'Schwar
8. Chipper Jones, ATL, 468. Cod Guy
9.
10. Cal Ripken, BAL. 431. Snapper
11. Al Kaline, DET. 399. Snapper
12. Johnny Bench, CIN - 389. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa
13.
14. George Brett, KCR. 317. Snapper
15.
16.
17.
18.
19. Ryan Zimmerman, DCN - 262. crict.
20t. David Wright, NYM. 242. Snapper
20t.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
   32. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5732926)
Duke Snider, Dodgers

he played for 2 other teams
   33. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:24 AM (#5732928)
David Wright? DING! 242 HR. Is he still active? I didn't count him as such.
He has all of 3 hits in high-A this month.
   34. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:25 AM (#5732929)
I think it's Campy for the Dodgers
   35. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:25 AM (#5732930)
I have no idea who the Tampa guy would be. Is it Kiermaier?
   36. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:25 AM (#5732931)
Duke Snider, Dodgers

he played for 2 other teams


Damn memory!

   37. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:27 AM (#5732933)
Roberto Clemente, Pirates

EDIT: Forgot about Stargell
   38. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5732943)
Is it Tony Gwynn for the Padres?
   39. djrelays Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:33 AM (#5732949)
Bob Allison, Twins
   40. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:36 AM (#5732952)
Post #15
Hrbek? DING! 293. 18th most by anyone on the list.
Salmon? DING! 299. 17th most.

Post #17:
Edgar? DING! 309. 16th most by anyone on the list. (Jay Buhner juuuust misses, with 310 career homers - but 3 with NYY).

Post #18:
Bagwell: DING! 449. 9th most by anyone on the list. Only one guy in the top 12 to name - and he's over 500 homers.

Post #21
Yount. Nope. Our first incorrect guess.

Post #22
Rusty Greer? DING! Wow. Didn't expect that one to go before we cleared out all the 500 HR guys. 119 homers. 25th most on the list.

Post #24:
Todd Helton? DING! 369. First team in the NL West named. He's 13th most. So now 13 of the top 14 have been guessed - but not a 500 HR guy.

Post #26
Ryan Braun? DING! The 2nd active guy mentioned. 316 homers. Most by any of the six active guys and 15th most overall. So now 14 of the top 15 have been named. (looks) Wait - Everyone over David Wright (who is tied for 20th place) except for one person have been named.

Post #27
Mel Ott? DING! There it is. The other 511 guy w/ Banks.

Post #28:
Duke Snider - nope. Played elsewhere at the end

Post #29:
Paul Goldschmidt - DING! 205. Erd most by an active player. 22nd most by anyone on the list.

Post #30
Al Rosen? DING! 192. 23rd most by anyone on the list. (But two pre-expansion teams rank even lower!)

7 franchises left: - in alphabetical order by team: Athletics, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Marlins, Padres, Rays, White Sox,

List so far, thought post #31:
1. Mike Schmidt, PHI, 548. Snapper
2. Mickey Mantle, NYY. 536. Pasta-diving Jeter
3. Ted Williams, BOX. 521. Pasta-diving Jeter
4t. Ernie Banks, CHC, 511. Man o'Schwar
4t. Mel Ott, Giants, 511. djrelays
6t. Stan Musial, STL, 475. Man o'Schwar
6t. Willie Stargell, PIT, 475. Man o'Schwar
8. Chipper Jones, ATL, 468. Cod Guy
9. Jeff Bagwell, HOU, 449. Man o'Schwar
10. Cal Ripken, BAL. 431. Snapper
11. Al Kaline, DET. 399. Snapper
12. Johnny Bench, CIN - 389. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa
13. Todd Helton, COL, 369. Edmundo got...
14. George Brett, KCR. 317. Snapper
15. Ryan Braun, MIL, 316. Man o'Schwar
16. Edgar Martinez, SEA, 309. v-idiom
17. Tim Salmon, LAA, 299. Man'o'Schwar
18. Kent Hrbek, MIN, 293. Man o'Schwar
19. Ryan Zimmerman, DCN - 262. crict.
20t. David Wright, NYM. 242. Snapper
20t.
22. Paul Goldchmidt, ARI, 205. JJ1986
23. Al Rosen, CLE, 192. Pasta-diving Jeter
24.
25. Rusty Greer, TEX, 119. Pat Rapper's Delight
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
   41. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:37 AM (#5732954)
I think Oakland and Toronto are the only ones without a guess.

Is TOR Kevin Pillar?
   42. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:38 AM (#5732957)
Blue Jays was someone ridiculously low too. Garth Iorg maybe?
   43. Batman Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:38 AM (#5732958)
Is it still Ron Karkovice for the White Sox? Jose Abreu may have passed him.
   44. djrelays Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM (#5732962)
Carl Furillo, Dodgers ????
   45. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM (#5732963)
Post #34:
Campanella? DING! 242 homers. Tied with David Wright.

Post #35:
Kiermaier? Nope. Tampa's guy isn't currently playing for them. He played for them from 2010-16.

Post #38:
Gwynn? DING! 135 homers.

So you guys got the top 25 teams, but are missing the bottom five. Makes sense.

A's, White Sox, Tampa, Toronto, Marlins.

3 are still active with the club. And I already told you that the Tampa guy isn't currently active with the club.
   46. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:40 AM (#5732964)
JT Realmuto?
   47. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:42 AM (#5732967)
Slight error in post #45. Five teams left (at that time), but not the bottom five. #24 is the White Sox. Rusty Greer should be in 26th place on the list above.

Anyhow....

Post #41
Pillar? DING! 50 homers. Bottom man on the list.

Post #43:
Abreu? DING! 146 homers.
   48. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:46 AM (#5732976)
Post #46
Good guess but JT is 5 homers behind the Marlins guy. But the Marlins guy is an active player on the team. The answer has been there since 2013.

Marlins are the only active guy left, as you just got Pillar & Abreu.

Tampa: 2010-16 player. Hit 55 homers.

A's: There's a good reason why no one has offered up a guess here. This guy is tied for ......36th place on the all-time team home run list. That's right - the top 35 all spent time with other teams. He's tied with Nick Swisher with 80 homers. He played with them from 1963-74. From the KC days to the Three-peat.
   49. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM (#5732980)
A's guy: His name matched Finley's uniforms pretty well

Marlins guys: His main position has been 2B (190 games) but his 2nd position is LF (153 games). He's also played 3B, 1B, DH, RF

Tampa guy: Came up for a cup of coffee in 2010, got some minor Rookie of the Year support in 2011 (805 OPS for a CF). But he was never that good again. He mostly played CF, but migrated more to LF. 2012-14 were his only years over 100 games. Part-time player in 2015 and then he batted .200 in 65 games in 2016. That's his last season.
   50. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:52 AM (#5732983)
Here's the leaderboard, 90% done. See if you can fill in the _____ for the last three guys.

1. Mike Schmidt, PHI, 548. Snapper
2. Mickey Mantle, NYY. 536. Pasta-diving Jeter
3. Ted Williams, BOX. 521. Pasta-diving Jeter
4t. Ernie Banks, CHC, 511. Man o'Schwar
4t. Mel Ott, Giants, 511. djrelays
6t. Stan Musial, STL, 475. Man o'Schwar
6t. Willie Stargell, PIT, 475. Man o'Schwar
8. Chipper Jones, ATL, 468. Cod Guy
9. Jeff Bagwell, HOU, 449. Man o'Schwar
10. Cal Ripken, BAL. 431. Snapper
11. Al Kaline, DET. 399. Snapper
12. Johnny Bench, CIN - 389. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa
13. Todd Helton, COL, 369. Edmundo got...
14. George Brett, KCR. 317. Snapper
15. Ryan Braun, MIL, 316. Man o'Schwar
16. Edgar Martinez, SEA, 309. v-idiom
17. Tim Salmon, LAA, 299. Man'o'Schwar
18. Kent Hrbek, MIN, 293. Man o'Schwar
19. Ryan Zimmerman, DCN - 262. crict.
20t. David Wright, NYM. 242. Snapper
20t. Roy Campanella, Dodgers, 242. Pasta-diving Jeter
22. Paul Goldchmidt, ARI, 205. JJ1986
23. Al Rosen, CLE, 192. Pasta-diving Jeter
24. Jose Abreu, CWS, 146. Batman
25. Tony Gwynn, SDP, 135. crict
26. Rusty Greer, TEX, 119. Pat Rapper's Delight
27. _______, A's (there 1963-74), 80.
28. _______, TBR (there 2010-16), 59.
29. _______, Marlins (there 2013-current), 55.
30. Kevin Pillar, TOR, 50. crict.
   51. PreservedFish Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:58 AM (#5732989)
Derek Dietrich
   52. Batman Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:58 AM (#5732990)
A's guy: His name matched Finley's uniforms pretty well
Dick Green? Or maybe Sal White Elephant.
   53. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 AM (#5732991)
That it?

Fair enough.

The other three:

Dick Green, Athletics - 80 homers.
Derek Dietrich, Marlins, 59 homers.
Desmond Jennings, Rays - 55 homers
   54. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 AM (#5732992)
Well, you guys got everyone but Desmond Jennings then.
   55. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5733000)
I'm curious who #3 is on the Nats since the top 2 may be gone soon.
   56. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:22 PM (#5733009)
I forgot about Desmond Jennings already. How does someone have an entire career with the Rays without being traded?!?
   57. Batman Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:22 PM (#5733011)
Rendon is third for the Nats and Expos. I don't think anybody else has 50. Coco Laboy (28) might be the leader among retired players.
   58. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:25 PM (#5733015)
#55: It's Rendon. The Expos-only leader, I'm not even sure who that would be.

EDIT: Coke to Batman. Laboy it must be.
   59. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:26 PM (#5733017)
Well, you guys got everyone but Desmond Jennings then.
I'm embarrassed to admit I thought about Jennings, but for some reason I got his name and Carl Crawford mixed up. Speedy outfielders, came up through the Rays system, hit some home runs but weren't power hitters, drew some walks but not super-patient. Crawford's the better player, of course, and I knew that. I knew Crawford signed elsewhere as a high-dollar free agent, too. I just brain faded.
   60. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM (#5733021)
It's hard to find any players who spent their entire career with the Expos. None of the top 50 franchise leaders in homers spent their entire career with the Expos. It would be Warren Cromartie if not for his brief comeback with the Royals after 8 years in Japan.

So it's probably the aforementioned Coco Laboy.
   61. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:32 PM (#5733022)
I thought about Jennings too, but I honestly thought he had played for the Mets. He actually spent half a year in Vegas.
   62. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:32 PM (#5733023)
David Wright? DING! 242 HR. Is he still active? I didn't count him as such. Anyhow, he's tied for 20th place on this list.



Great profile on him in the Athletic today. All about what he's going through, trying to get back to the bigs.



   63. SoSH U at work Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:50 PM (#5733039)
It's hard to find any players who spent their entire career with the Expos. None of the top 50 franchise leaders in homers spent their entire career with the Expos. It would be Warren Cromartie if not for his brief comeback with the Royals after 8 years in Japan.


But when you include pitchers, their retired best is better than several of the other expansion clubs. Steve Rogers is a perfectly acceptable best Expos-only player.

   64. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:51 PM (#5733041)
It was so ridiculous going through the A's leaders....

Did Eric Chavez play his entire career there? No, he ended elsewhere.

How about this Sam Chapman guy - nah, ex-Red.

Oh - Dwayne Murphy, he could be it - nope. Almost, but no.

Eddie Joost? Nah, his pre-walking days were elsewhere.

Hey, someone called Frankie Hayes first played for them at age 18 and last played for them at age 30 - but, no. Not him, either.

Tiilie Walker? Nah, he didn't get there until he was 30.

Bing Miller? Oh - this sounds good. Dammit, no.

Wayne Gross? No.

Mark Ellis played elsewhere, right? Yeah, he did.

Mike Davis - I remember having his baseball card. No, ended with another team.

Dick Green, eh? My God - Dick Green.

Plus, just to be safe, you check on guys like Bob Johnson, and Gus Zernial, and Terry Steinbach, and Joe Rudi, and Jack Cust. Don't want to rely too much just on memory.
   65. crict Posted: August 24, 2018 at 12:56 PM (#5733049)
It's hard to find any players who spent their entire career with the Expos. None of the top 50 franchise leaders in homers spent their entire career with the Expos. It would be Warren Cromartie if not for his brief comeback with the Royals after 8 years in Japan.

So it's probably the aforementioned Coco Laboy.


I'm sure it's right. I've looked at this in the past, and I believe the only other two players who had semi-regular playing time with the Expos and never played elsewhere are Peter Bergeron (8 HR) and Ron Calloway (10 HR).

B-R used to have a tool that allowed to search for players who played for any combination of franchises, including a single one. Can't find it now.
   66. Batman Posted: August 24, 2018 at 01:50 PM (#5733093)
Here's the multi-franchise tool on bb-ref. It forces you to choose Franchise 1 and Franchise 2, but you can choose the same team for both.

The top five (Zimmerman, Harper, Rendon, Taylor, and Turner) for the Natspos are all active. Then it's Laboy and also-retired Jesus Flores. Juan Soto is eighth. There are only 29 players who only played for the Nats or Expos and hit a HR. 10 of them have played in 2018.

The Padres joined the NL during the same expansion and, if it wasn't for Tony Gwynn, the top of the Padres-only list would be all active players too. After Gwynn, the most HR by a retired player who only played for SD is 12 by Tommy Medica.
   67. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: August 24, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5733466)
He announced that he would write to General Crowder to that effect


The actual general, not the ballplayer.

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