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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Slate: Six Degrees of Kevin Garnett

Connect any two NBA, NFL, and MLB athletes in history—even if they played different sports.

Silly but fun—it’s more interesting because it crosses sports. So Deion, Bo Knows, and Drew Henson are important nodes for football-baseball crossover, and Gene Conley and DeBuscherre for NBA-MLB

JIM BROWN (FOOTBALL) played on the 1965 Cleveland Browns with ...
Walter Johnson, who played on the 1977 Cincinnati Bengals with ...
Chris Bahr, who played on the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders with ...
Bo Jackson, who played on the 1994 California Angels with ...
Greg Myers, who played on the 2003 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Michael Stewart, who played on the 2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers with ...
LEBRON JAMES


TY COBB played on the 1913 Detroit Tigers with ...
Wally Pipp, who played on the 1928 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Si Johnson, who played on the 1946 Boston Braves with ...
Warren Spahn, who played on the 1964 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Phil Niekro, who played on the 1987 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
David Wells, who played on the 2002 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Billy Cundiff, who played on the 2012 Washington Redskins with ...
ROBERT GRIFFIN III

 

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 07:22 PM | 91 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 22, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4580548)
This has been twelve years in the making. (Were my fifteen seconds of fame that long ago?)
   2. steagles Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4580557)
Silly but fun—it’s more interesting because it crosses sports. So Deion, Bo Knows, and Drew Henson are important nodes for football-baseball crossover, and Gene Conley and DeBuscherre for NBA-MLB

no mark hendrickson, brian jordan or charlie ward?
   3. salvomania Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:32 PM (#4580559)
So I imagine kickers and knuckleballers will make nice intergenerational connectors...
   4. OCF Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:43 PM (#4580562)
no mark hendrickson, brian jordan or charlie ward?

And Danny Ainge.
   5. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:03 PM (#4580567)
I took it for a test drive:

george blanda played on the 1960 Houston Oilers with ...

John Carson, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...

Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...

Frank Thomas, who played on the 1965 Milwaukee Braves with ...

Rico Carty, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...

Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...

Clifford Robinson, who played on the 2006-07 New Jersey Nets with ...

Nenad Krstic, who played on the 2010-11 Boston Celtics with ...

Avery Bradley
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM (#4580569)
no mark hendrickson, brian jordan or charlie ward?

Hendrickson is mentioned in the JB--> Lebron connection (which has to cross all three sports, BTW)
   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM (#4580570)
CAP ANSON played on the 1896 Chicago Colts with ...
Buttons Briggs, who played on the 1904 Chicago Cubs with ...
Johnny Evers, who played on the 1929 Boston Braves with ...
Johnny Cooney, who played on the 1942 Boston Braves with ...
Warren Spahn, who played on the 1963 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Rico Carty, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1981-82 Boston Celtics with ...
LARRY BIRD

(an Ainge connex)
   8. JJ1986 Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:16 PM (#4580575)
I didn't realize there was only one player who played in both the NBA and the NFL.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4580578)
I didn't realize there was only one player who played in both the NBA and the NFL.

if you count the precusrsor to the NBA--the BAA, then Otto Graham would qualify ( along with Bud Grant, who played for the Lakers after it really WAS the NBA)
   10. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM (#4580581)
CY YOUNG played on the 1902 Boston Americans with ...
Nick Altrock, who played on the 1924 Washington Senators with ...
Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators with ...
Early Wynn, who played on the 1963 Cleveland Indians with ...
Tommy John, who played on the 1989 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1994 San Francisco 49ers with ...
Mark Thomas, who played on the 1998 Indianapolis Colts with ...
PEYTON MANNING
   11. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM (#4580582)
SANDY KOUFAX played on the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Bob Aspromonte, who played on the 1969 Atlanta Braves with ...
Phil Niekro, who played on the 1987 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Fred McGriff, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Michael Stewart, who played on the 2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers with ...
CARLOS BOOZER

This is an amazing and awesome device whose power should be respected.
   12. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4580583)
CAP ANSON played on the 1887 Chicago White Stockings with ...
Tom Daly, who played on the 1903 Chicago White Sox with ...
Nick Altrock, who played on the 1924 Washington Senators with ...
Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators with ...
Early Wynn, who played on the 1963 Cleveland Indians with ...
Tommy John, who played on the 1989 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 2004 Baltimore Ravens with ...
Aubrayo Franklin, who played on the 2013 Indianapolis Colts with ...
ANDREW LUCK

So cool.
   13. winnipegwhip Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4580584)
candy cummings played on the 1877 Cincinnati Reds with ...

Charley Jones, who played on the 1888 Kansas City Cowboys with ...

Red Ehret, who played on the 1898 Louisville Colonels with ...

Nick Altrock, who played on the 1924 Washington Senators with ...

Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators with ...

Early Wynn, who played on the 1963 Cleveland Indians with ...

Tommy John, who played on the 1982 New York Yankees with ...

Mike Morgan, who played on the 1998 Minnesota Twins with ...


Corey Koskie
who played with several players on the Elmwood Giants who played with

ME!

Candy Cummings to Me in 10 Degrees
   14. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM (#4580587)
EDDIE MURRAY (BASEBALL) played on the 1996 Baltimore Orioles with ...
Alan Mills, who played on the 1990 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1999 Dallas Cowboys with ...
EDDIE MURRAY (FOOTBALL)
   15. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM (#4580588)
This is fun:

EDDIE GAEDEL played on the 1951 St. Louis Browns with ...

Sherm Lollar, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with ...

Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1968-69 New York Knicks with ...

Phil Jackson, who played on the 1978-79 New Jersey Nets with ...

Bernard King, who played on the 1987-88 Washington Bullets with ...

MUGGSY BOGUES
   16. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM (#4580591)
ROGER CRAIG (BASEBALL) played on the 1966 Philadelphia Phillies with ...
Darold Knowles, who played on the 1977 Texas Rangers with ...
Claudell Washington, who played on the 1990 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1998 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Fred Strickland, who played on the 1993 Minnesota Vikings with ...
ROGER CRAIG (FOOTBALL)
   17. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4580592)
Sadly, this tool was not able to connect A-Rod and Secretariat.
   18. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4580593)
Sadly, this tool was not able to connect A-Rod and Secretariat.


You need to go back through pedigrees to find that.


Also, this site has an error, as it doesn't have Jim Riley, the one guy to play MLB and NHL.... maybe they'll fix it in the future.


One day, perhaps they can connect this to IMDB and really open things up.
   19. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM (#4580597)
CAP ANSON played on the 1897 Chicago Colts with ...
Jimmy Callahan, who played on the 1911 Chicago White Sox with ...
Ping Bodie, who played on the 1919 New York Yankees with ...
George Halas, who played on the 1920 Decatur Staleys with ...
George Trafton, who played on the 1932 Chicago Bears with ...
BRONKO NAGURSKI

BRONKO NAGURSKI played on the 1936 Chicago Bears with ...
Eddie Michaels, who played on the 1945 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
Bucko Kilroy, who played on the 1951 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
Bud Grant, who played on the 1950-51 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Slater Martin, who played on the 1956-57 New York Knicks with ...
Willie Naulls, who played on the 1964-65 Boston Celtics with ...
BILL RUSSELL (BASKETBALL)

BILL RUSSELL (BASKETBALL) played on the 1958-59 Boston Celtics with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Andy Pafko, who played on the 1944 Chicago Cubs with ...
Jimmie Foxx, who played on the 1927 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Zack Wheat, who played on the 1911 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Bill Dahlen, who played on the 1891 Chicago Colts with ...
CAP ANSON
   20. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM (#4580600)
JOHN MCGRAW played on the 1903 New York Giants with ...
Red Ames, who played on the 1918 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Charlie Grimm, who played on the 1936 Chicago Cubs with ...
Phil Cavarretta, who played on the 1955 Chicago White Sox with ...
Sammy Esposito, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with ...
Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1968-69 New York Knicks with ...
PHIL JACKSON
   21. OCF Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM (#4580602)
One day, perhaps they can connect this to IMDB and really open things up.

Well, yeah, there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of pro athletes listed in IMDB. Wouldn't be hard at all to get to Kevin Bacon.
   22. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM (#4580604)
too easy:
BILL RUSSELL (BASKETBALL) played on the 1958-59 Boston Celtics with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1963 Boston Red Sox with ...
Jerry Stephenson, who played on the 1970 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
BILL RUSSELL (BASEBALL)
   23. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM (#4580606)
One day, perhaps they can connect this to IMDB and really open things up.

Well, yeah, there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of pro athletes listed in IMDB. Wouldn't be hard at all to get to Kevin Bacon.

trivial:
Kevin Bacon
was in
JFK (1991)
with
John Finnegan
was in
Mars Attacks! (1996)
with
Jim Brown
   24. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM (#4580607)
RUBE WADDELL played on the 1910 St. Louis Browns with ...
Bobby Wallace, who played on the 1918 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Charlie Grimm, who played on the 1936 Chicago Cubs with ...
Phil Cavarretta, who played on the 1955 Chicago White Sox with ...
Minnie Minoso, who played on the 1980 Chicago White Sox with ...
Harold Baines, who played on the 1999 Cleveland Indians with ...
Sandy Alomar, who played on the 2006 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Corliss Williamson, who played on the 2005-06 Sacramento Kings with ...
METTA WORLD PEACE
   25. Harvey Berkman Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM (#4580609)
JOHN WALL played on the 2011-12 Washington Wizards with ...
Nene Hilario, who played on the 2002-03 Denver Nuggets with ...
Mark Bryant, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Rico Carty, who played on the 1965 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Frank Thomas, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Paul Lipscomb, who played on the 1945 Green Bay Packers with ...
Forrest McPherson, who played on the 1935 Chicago Bears with ...
BRONKO NAGURSKI
   26. Harvey Berkman Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM (#4580611)
I can't seem to find OJ Simpson, is he under a different name? Nordberg didn't return hits either.
   27. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM (#4580613)
gamblin' men:
EDDIE CICOTTE played on the 1914 Chicago White Sox with ...
Red Faber, who played on the 1930 Chicago White Sox with ...
Johnny Riddle, who played on the 1944 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Joe Nuxhall, who played on the 1965 Cincinnati Reds with ...
PETE ROSE
   28. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4580616)
inexplicably, OJ doesn't seem to be in the database (??!!)
I was trying to find a connex between him and Ray Lewis
   29. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:44 PM (#4580620)
DIKEMBE MUTOMBO played on the 1991-92 Denver Nuggets with ...
Walter Davis, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Bob Robertson, who played on the 1967 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Maury Wills, who played on top of...
Doris Day, who sang lead with...
Les Brown and His Band of Renown, who had a #1 hit written by...
Vic Mizzy, who also composed the theme to the show featuring...
Uncle Fester, who is a lightbulb away from looking like...
CHARLES BARKLEY
   30. Walt Davis Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM (#4580622)
In case some here aren't aware of it, b-r has the Oracle of Baseball for baseball connections.

Jumbo Davis played on the 1889 St. Louis Browns with ...
Arlie Latham, who played on the 1909 New York Giants with ...
Rube Marquard, who played on the 1925 Boston Braves with ...
Johnny Cooney, who played on the 1942 Boston Braves with ...
Warren Spahn, who played on the 1963 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Rico Carty, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Walter Davis

Ha Ha!
   31. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM (#4580626)

Babe Ruth played on the 1930 New York Yankees with ...
Billy Werber, who played on the 1937 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Ace Parker, who played on the 1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers with ...
Babe Dimancheff, who played on the 1952 Chicago Bears with ...
George Blanda, who played on the 1969 Oakland Raiders with ...
Nemiah Wilson, who played on the 1975 Chicago Bears with ...
Walter Payton

2 Babes and Blanda

Here's a bit of an obvious one:

Eddie Gaedel played on the 1951 St. Louis Browns with ...
Sherm Lollar, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with ...
Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1968-69 New York Knicks with ...
Phil Jackson, who played on the 1978-79 New Jersey Nets with ...
Bernard King, who played on the 1987-88 Washington Bullets with ...
Muggsy Bogues

EDIT: and the other direction (much the same):



Eddie Gaedel played on the 1951 St. Louis Browns with ...
Sherm Lollar, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with ...
Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1968-69 New York Knicks with ...
Phil Jackson, who played on the 1979-80 New Jersey Nets with ...
Cliff Robinson, who played on the 1985-86 Washington Bullets with ...
Manute Bol

Wow ... Bol was 28 years ago? I am getting really old now.
   32. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM (#4580627)
Death to flying things:
BOB FERGUSON (BASEBALL) played on the 1878 Chicago White Stockings with ...
Cap Anson, who played on the 1897 Chicago Colts with ...
Jimmy Callahan, who played on the 1912 Chicago White Sox with ...
Ray Schalk, who played on the 1928 Chicago White Sox with ...
Moe Berg, who played on the 1939 Boston Red Sox with ...
TED WILLIAMS (BASEBALL)
   33. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4580628)
A lot of HoFers in this one:

Red Grange played on the 1925 Chicago Bears with ...
George Halas, who played on the 1919 New York Yankees with ...
Muddy Ruel, who played on the 1934 Chicago White Sox with ...
Luke Appling, who played on the 1950 Chicago White Sox with ...
Nellie Fox, who played on the 1964 Houston Colt .45's with ...
Joe Morgan, who played on the 1981 San Francisco Giants with ...
Vida Blue
   34. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM (#4580630)
Mark Fidrych played on the 1977 Detroit Tigers with ...
Steve Grilli, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1987-88 Boston Celtics with ...
Larry Bird
   35. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:17 AM (#4580632)
George Blanda played on the 1960 Houston Oilers with ...
John Carson, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Cal Abrams, who played on the 1956 Chicago White Sox with ...
Minnie Minoso

A predictably easy one:

Wilt Chamberlain played on the 1968-69 Los Angeles Lakers with ...
Elgin Baylor, who played on the 1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Steve Hamilton, who played on the 1972 Chicago Cubs with ...
Don Kessinger, who played on the 1979 Chicago White Sox with ...
Rusty Kuntz

And a surprisingly quick one:

Will Perdue played on the 1996-97 San Antonio Spurs with ...
Jamie Feick, who played on the 1998-99 New Jersey Nets with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2006 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Brad Penny, who played on the 2009 San Francisco Giants with ...
Bengie Molina


   36. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM (#4580633)
Bill Bradley played on the 1968-69 New York Knicks with …
Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with …
Charlie Maxwell, who played on the 1958 Detroit Tigers with …
Jim Bunning
   37. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:20 AM (#4580635)
Wilt Chamberlain played on the 1968-69 Los Angeles Lakers with ...
Elgin Baylor, who played on the 1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Steve Hamilton, who played on the 1972 Chicago Cubs with ...
Don Kessinger, who played on the 1979 Chicago White Sox with ...
Rusty Kuntz


was that one Rusty Kuntz or 20,000 of them?
   38. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM (#4580636)
It seems Bobby Winkles never played MLB so this will have to do:

Tom Boerwinkle played on the 1977-78 Chicago Bulls with ...
Artis Gilmore, who played on the 1987-88 Boston Celtics with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Rick Cerone, who played on the 1990 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1989 Atlanta Falcons with ...
Guy Bingham, who played on the 1980 New York Jets with ...
Bob Winkel

Oh, cooler than I thought ... from basketaball to baseball to football
   39. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:23 AM (#4580637)
TY COBB played on the 1928 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Al Simmons, who played on the 1943 Boston Red Sox with ...
George Metkovich, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Volney Peters, who played on the 1960 Los Angeles Chargers with ...
Ernie Wright, who played on the 1968 Cincinnati Bengals with ...
JOHN NEIDERT

to MEE!!--I played with John in HS

   40. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM (#4580638)
Last one, this one's for the Cure fans:

Bob Love played on the 1968-69 Milwaukee Bucks with ...
Len Chappell, who played on the 1963-64 New York Knicks with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Joe Adcock, who played on the 1950 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Howie Fox, who played on the 1944 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Bob Katz


I lied ... some more obscure ones in here ...

Hank Aaron played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
George Metkovich, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Paul Lipscomb, who played on the 1945 Green Bay Packers with ...
Forrest McPherson, who played on the 1935 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
Jim Zyntell

EDIT: I wondered if ones close in time would be harder ... have to go out to find a crossover then back ... but maybe not ...

Bryce Harper played on the 2012 Washington Nationals with ...
Chien-Ming Wang, who played on the 2006 New York Yankees with ...
Jason Giambi, who played on the 2002 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Billy Cundiff, who played on the 2012 Washington Redskins with ...
Robert Griffin III

   41. Perry Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:34 AM (#4580642)
Cap Anson played on the 1893 Chicago Colts with ...
Clark Griffith, who played on the 1913 Washington Senators with ...
Walter Johnson, who played on the 1925 Washington Senators with ...
Harry Kelley, who played on the 1937 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Ace Parker, who played on the 1946 New York Yankees with ...
Derrell Palmer, who played on the 1953 Cleveland Browns with ...
Doug Atkins, who played on the 1969 New Orleans Saints with ...
Tom Dempsey, who played on the 1977 Houston Oilers with ...
Rob Carpenter, who was my teammate in Little League when I was 12.

Only big-leaguer I ever played with.
   42. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:48 AM (#4580644)
I can't stop!

Moonlight Graham played on the 1905 New York Giants with ...
Red Ames, who played on the 1918 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Charlie Grimm, who played on the 1936 Chicago Cubs with ...
Clyde Shoun, who played on the 1949 Boston Braves with ...
Bob Hall (1949-1953), who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1955 Washington Redskins with ...
Norb Hecker, who played on the 1953 Los Angeles Rams with ...
Night Train Lane

A good one:

Randy Burks played on the 1976 Chicago Bears with ...
Bob Thomas, who played on the 1982 Detroit Lions with ...
Eddie Murray, who played on the 1999 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1990 New York Yankees with ...
Tim Leary, who played on the 1981 New York Mets with ...
Rusty Staub, who played on the 1963 Houston Colt .45's with ...
John Paciorek

For those like me who don't know, Randy Burks played in only one game in his career, for the Bears in 1976. He had one reception for 55 yards and a TD. Paciorek went 3 for 3 plus 2 walks, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI in his only MLB game.

   43. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM (#4580645)
Karl Malone played on the 1997-98 Utah Jazz with ...
William Cunningham, who played on the 1998-99 New Jersey Nets with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Charles Gipson, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Mat McBriar, who played on the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
Demetress Bell
   44. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM (#4580647)
For the 13-year-old in all of us:

Jack Glasscock played on the 1895 Washington Senators with ...
Deacon McGuire, who played on the 1910 Cleveland Naps with ...
Roger Peckinpaugh, who played on the 1926 Washington Senators with ...
Bump Hadley, who played on the 1941 New York Giants with ...
Dave Koslo, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1963-64 New York Knicks with ...
Len Chappell, who played on the 1969-70 Milwaukee Bucks with ...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played on the 1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers with ...
Magic Johnson

There are 4 degrees of separation between Reggie Jackson and Kareem on the Oracle of Kevin Garnett but they were both in Baseketball.
   45. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:02 AM (#4580648)
Last one, this one's for the Cure fans:

Bob Love played on the 1968-69 Milwaukee Bucks with ...
Len Chappell, who played on the 1963-64 New York Knicks with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Joe Adcock, who played on the 1950 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Howie Fox, who played on the 1944 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Bob Katz


If there were a "like" button, I'd press it.
   46. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:10 AM (#4580650)
george mikan played on the 1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Vern Mikkelsen, who played on the 1958-59 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Steve Hamilton, who played on the 1972 Chicago Cubs with ...
Rick Reuschel, who played on the 1991 San Francisco Giants with ...
Royce Clayton, who played on the 2007 Boston Red Sox with ...
dustin pedroia

What a fun toy.
   47. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:17 AM (#4580651)
DEACON JONES played on the 1961 Los Angeles Rams with ...
Ollie Matson, who played on the 1952 Chicago Cardinals with ...
Volney Peters, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Cal Abrams, who played on the 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
PREACHER ROE


CURLY LAMBEAU played on the 1925 Green Bay Packers with ...
Ojay Larson, who played on the 1922 Chicago Bears with ...
George Halas, who played on the 1919 New York Yankees with ...
Roger Peckinpaugh, who played on the 1927 Chicago White Sox with ...
MOE BERG


ART SPECTOR played on the 1948-49 Boston Celtics with ...
Gene Stump, who played on the 1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers with ...
Bud Grant, who played on the 1951 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
Dan Sandifer, who played on the 1952 Green Bay Packers with ...
Dave Hanner, who played on the 1961 Green Bay Packers with ...
RAY NITSCHKE
   48. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:19 AM (#4580652)
From the apparently hung like a horse category...

Wilt Chamberlain played on the 1964-65 San Francisco Warriors with ...
Cotton Nash, who played on the 1967 Chicago White Sox with ...
Tommy John, who played on the 1982 New York Yankees with ...
Rich Gossage, who played on the 1994 Seattle Mariners with ...

alex rodriguez
   49. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:32 AM (#4580656)
OK, last one.

The "I'm really immature but it would be funny if you were 11 years old" connection..


Rusty Kuntz played on the 1980 Chicago White Sox with ...
Minnie Minoso, who played on the 1956 Chicago White Sox with ...
Billy Pierce, who played on the 1949 Chicago White Sox with ...

dick lane
   50. esseff Posted: October 23, 2013 at 01:41 AM (#4580659)


Jim Ray Hart played on the 1963 San Francisco Giants with ...
Gaylord Perry, who played on the 1977 Texas Rangers with ...
Claudell Washington, who played on the 1990 New York Yankees with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 2000 Washington Redskins with ...
Darrell Green, who played on the 1984 Washington Redskins with ...
Jim Hart
   51. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:03 AM (#4580660)
This is cool, and this was too easy

LOU GEHRIG played on the 1936 New York Yankees with ...
Joe DiMaggio, who played on the 1950 New York Yankees with ...
Lew Burdette, who played on the 1967 California Angels with ...
Aurelio Rodriguez, who played on the 1983 Baltimore Orioles with ...
CAL RIPKEN
   52. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:04 AM (#4580661)
A horse is a horse, of course.

ALEX RODRIGUEZ played on the 2006 New York Yankees with ...
Bobby Abreu, who played on the 2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with ...
JOHN LACKEY
   53. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:07 AM (#4580662)
I'm going to hell....

THURMAN MUNSON played on the 1976 New York Yankees with ...
Rick Dempsey, who played on the 1990 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Jose Offerman, who played on the 2005 Philadelphia Phillies with ...
CORY LIDLE
   54. Guapo Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:27 AM (#4580666)
ALEX RODRIGUEZ used to date...
CAMERON DIAZ who was in "There's Something About Mary" with...
BRETT FAV...RUH who showed his penis to...
JENN STERGER... who was in a movie called "Don't Fade Away" with...
JA RULE... who collaborated on a song called "We Did it Again" with...
METALLICA... who sued Napster in a case ruled on by....
JUDGE MARILYN HALL PATEL... who was appointed to the US District Court of Northern California by...
JIMMY CARTER... who appeared in "What's My Line" in the 70s while Governor of Georgia, and was identified by....
GENE SHALIT... who guest-starred as "Gene Scallop" in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "The Krusty Sponge" with...
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS... who starred in the movie "SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis" with...
DAVID BOWIE... who slept with...
MICK JAGGER... who is in the Rolling Stones with...
KEITH RICHARDS... who was in that Pirates of the Caribbean movie with...
JOHNNY DEPP... who was in "Edward Scissorhands" with...
WINONA RYDER... who was in "Mermaids" with...
CHER... who was in "The Witches of Eastwick" which is based on a novel by...
JOHN UPDIKE... who wrote a novel called...
"THE CENTAUR."

I'm just sayin'.
   55. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 03:32 AM (#4580671)
Oh god, how could I have missed ...


Wilt Chamberlain played on the 1964-65 San Francisco Warriors with ...
Cotton Nash, who played on the 1969 Minnesota Twins with ...
Charlie Manuel, who played on the 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Steve Garvey

They were probably in a threesome together at some point.

Cotton Nash is a new crossover I think.


Tinseltown ...

Chuck Connors played on the 1949 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Cal Abrams, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1955 Washington Redskins with ...
Gene Brito, who played on the 1960 Los Angeles Rams with ...
Carroll Dale, who played on the 1973 Minnesota Vikings with ...
Ed Marinaro

Different last two steps for Merlin Olsen, Fran Tarkenton, Bubba Smith and Fred Dryer. (Surely there have been other baseball actors/celebs)

   56. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 03:59 AM (#4580672)
This one should be better ... (one of these is not like the other)

Satchel Paige played on the 1949 Cleveland Indians with ...
Minnie Minoso, who played on the 1976 Chicago White Sox with ...
Jesse Jefferson, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Jerome Kersey, who played on the 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers with ...
Shaquille O'Neal


Fisticuffs ...

Latrell Sprewell played on the 1992-93 Golden State Warriors with ...
Joe Courtney, who played on the 1993-94 Phoenix Suns with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Rico Carty, who played on the 1973 Texas Rangers with ...
Lenny Randle

Apparently Ainge and Carty were the only two members of the 1979 Blue Jays


Phil Ford played on the 1982-83 New Jersey Nets with ...
Sleepy Floyd, who played on the 1992-93 Houston Rockets with ...
Otis Thorpe, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2006 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Delwyn Young, who played on the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Brad Lincoln


Elijah Dukes played on the 2008 Washington Nationals with ...
Aaron Boone, who played on the 2001 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1995 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Russell Maryland


For you literary snobs ...

Jim Bouton played on the 1966 New York Yankees with ...
Bob Friend, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Dick Alban, who played on the 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers with ...
Don Bishop, who played on the 1964 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Pete Gent (author of North Dallas Forty)


For the music snobs ...

Frank Viola played on the 1995 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1998 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Troy Aikman, who played on the 1989 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Too Tall Jones, who played on the 1974 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Mac Percival, who played on the 1967 Chicago Bears with ...
Brian Piccolo


For the musically tasteless ...

Bernie Williams (Baseball) played on the 1991 New York Yankees with ...
Jesse Barfield, who played on the 1981 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1988-89 Sacramento Kings with ...
Wayman Tisdale


Fromance ...

Julius Erving played on the 1971-72 Virginia Squires with ...
Ray Scott, who played on the 1965-66 Detroit Pistons with ...
Ron Reed, who played on the 1966 Atlanta Braves with ...
Ted Abernathy (1955-1972), who played on the 1969 Chicago Cubs with ...
Oscar Gamble

(I'd forgotten about Ron Reed)


   57. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 04:01 AM (#4580673)
Now I'm just gettin' mean ...


Mickey Mantle played on the 1966 New York Yankees with ...
Bob Friend, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Al Dorow, who played on the 1962 Buffalo Bills with ...
Ray Abruzzese, who played on the 1966 New York Jets with ...
Emerson Boozer
   58. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 04:15 AM (#4580674)
A journey of 10,000 miles starts with 7 steps ...

Cap Anson played on the 1887 Chicago White Stockings with ...
Tom Daly, who played on the 1903 Chicago White Sox with ...
Nick Altrock, who played on the 1924 Washington Senators with ...
Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators with ...
Early Wynn, who played on the 1962 Chicago White Sox with ...
Dave Debusschere, who played on the 1972-73 New York Knicks with ...
Henry Bibby, who played on the 1976-77 Philadelphia 76ers with ...
World B. Free
   59. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2013 at 04:22 AM (#4580675)
Speaking of religion ...

Jesus Alou played on the 1979 Houston Astros with ...
Danny Heep, who played on the 1991 Atlanta Braves with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1999 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Tom Myslinski, who played on the 1992 Washington Redskins with ...
Mohammed Elewonibi
   60. thok Posted: October 23, 2013 at 07:04 AM (#4580686)
Speaking of religion ...


If you want religion:

Jesus Alou played on the 1978 Houston Astros with ...
Joe Cannon, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Alaa Abdelnaby, who played on the 1992-93 Boston Celtics with ...
Lorenzo Williams, who played on the 1997-98 Washington Wizards with ...
God Shammgod
   61. villageidiom Posted: October 23, 2013 at 07:12 AM (#4580687)
MARK SCHLERETH played on the 1995 Denver Broncos with ...
Hugh Millen, who played on the 1989 Atlanta Falcons with ...
Brian Jordan, who played on the 2001 Atlanta Braves with ...
Wilson Betemit, who played on the 2011 Detroit Tigers with ...
DANIEL SCHLERETH

MANU TUIASOSOPO played on the 1982 Seattle Seahawks with ...
Norm Johnson, who played on the 1993 Atlanta Falcons with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 2001 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Ken Griffey Jr., who played on the 2009 Seattle Mariners with ...
MATT TUIASOSOPO

   62. BDC Posted: October 23, 2013 at 09:53 AM (#4580754)
Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators

And Ossie was my great-aunt's brother-in-law, so feel free to run any of these chains out to me if you like :)
   63. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM (#4580806)
SHAWN BRADLEY played on the 1994-95 Philadelphia 76ers with ...
Clarence Weatherspoon, who played on the 1996-97 Philadelphia 76ers with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2010 Baltimore Orioles with ...
Scott Moore, who played on the 2012 Houston Astros with ...
JOSE ALTUVE

KRIS HUMPHRIES played on the 2012-13 Brooklyn Nets with ...
Jerry Stackhouse, who played on the 1996-97 Philadelphia 76ers with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Charles Gipson, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Nate Jones, who played on the 2011 Miami Dolphins with ...
REGGIE BUSH

JACK KEMP played on the 1962 Buffalo Bills with ...
Al Dorow, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Frank Thomas, who played on the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies with ...
JIM BUNNING


   64. villageidiom Posted: October 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM (#4580820)
JULIUS ERVING played on the 1971-72 Virginia Squires with ...
Ray Scott, who played on the 1965-66 Detroit Pistons with ...
Ron Reed, who played on the 1976 Philadelphia Phillies with ...
Larry Bowa, who played on the 1985 New York Mets with ...
DWIGHT GOODEN
   65. villageidiom Posted: October 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM (#4580829)
KING KELLY played on the 1893 New York Giants with ...
Willie Keeler, who played on the 1910 New York Giants with ...
Rube Marquard, who played on the 1925 Boston Braves with ...
Johnny Cooney, who played on the 1942 Boston Braves with ...
Warren Spahn, who played on the 1964 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Phil Niekro, who played on the 1987 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Fred McGriff, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Michael Stewart, who played on the 2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers with ...
LEBRON JAMES
   66. villageidiom Posted: October 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM (#4580837)
BISHOP STRICKLAND played on the 1951 San Francisco 49ers with ...
Dave Sparks, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Frank Thomas, who played on the 1965 Houston Astros with ...
Rusty Staub, who played on the 1985 New York Mets with ...
RAY KNIGHT
   67. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 10:59 AM (#4580842)
CALVIN HILL played on the 1979 Cleveland Browns with ...
Clay Matthews (1978-1996), who played on the 1993 Cleveland Browns with ...
Vinny Testaverde, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Charles Gipson, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Otis Thorpe, who played on the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons with ...
GRANT HILL

DARRYL STRAWBERRY played on the 1996 New York Yankees with ...
Tino Martinez, who played on the 2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Tariq Abdul-Wahad, who played on the 2001-02 Dallas Mavericks with ...
Steve Nash, who played on the 2007-08 Phoenix Suns with ...
D.J. STRAWBERRY
   68. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM (#4580851)
KEVIN GARNETT played on the 1995-96 Minnesota Timberwolves with ...
Terry Porter, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Dyar Miller, who played on the 1977 California Angels with ...
Sid Monge, who played on the 1973 El Paso Sun Kings with ...
Kurt Russell, who was in "Backdraft" with ...
Robert DeNiro, who was in "Sleepers" with ...
KEVIN BACON

   69. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM (#4580872)
BILL BUCKNER played on the 1989 Kansas City Royals with ...
Bo Jackson, who played on the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders with ...
James Lofton, who played on the 1991 Buffalo Bills with ...
SCOTT NORWOOD

LYLE ALZADO played on the 1982 Los Angeles Raiders with ...
Derrick Ramsey, who played on the 1987 Detroit Lions with ...
Matt Kinzer, who played on the 1989 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Vince Coleman, who played on the 1995 Seattle Mariners with ...
ALEX RODRIGUEZ

There's your smoking gun.
   70. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4580969)
PAUL OSWALD played on the 1988 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Michael Irvin, who played on the 1998 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 2001 Cincinnati Reds with ...
Alex Ochoa, who played on the 2002 Anaheim Angels with ...
ADAM KENNEDY

DOGGIE MILLER played on the 1895 St. Louis Browns with ...
Duff Cooley, who played on the 1905 Detroit Tigers with ...
Ty Cobb, who played on the 1928 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Al Simmons, who played on the 1940 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Elmer Valo, who played on the 1960 Washington Senators with ...
JIM KAAT

AL NEWMAN played on the 1992 Texas Rangers with ...
John Cangelosi, who played on the 1998 Florida Marlins with ...
DAVE BERG, who played on the 2001 Florida Marlins with ...
Ricky Bones, who played on the 1992 Milwaukee Brewers with ...
Robin Yount, who played on the 1975 Milwaukee Brewers with ...
Hank Aaron, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1952-53 Boston Celtics with ...
John Mahnken, who played on the 1948-49 Baltimore Bullets with ...
DON MARTIN, who played on the 1947-48 St. Louis Bombers with ...
Red Rocha, who played on the 1955-56 Syracuse Nationals with ...
Red Kerr, who played on the 1965-66 Baltimore Bullets with ...
Willie Somerset, who played on the 1968-69 Houston Mavericks with ...
BILL GAINES, who played on the 1968-69 Houston Mavericks with ...
Tom Hoover, who played on the 1963-64 New York Knicks with ...
Gene Conley, who played on the 1954 Milwaukee Braves with ...
George Metkovich, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Walt Cudzik, who played on the 1960 Boston Patriots with ...
JACK DAVIS

Until they fix the hockey link, BOB(BY) CLARKE will have to wait.
   71. Big Shea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:03 PM (#4581068)


Jim Thorpe (Baseball) played on the 1917 Cincinnati Reds with ...

Pete Schneider, who played on the 1919 New York Yankees with ...

George Halas, who played on the 1924 Chicago Bears with ...

Jim Kendrick, who played on the 1925 Rock Island Independents with ...

Jim Thorpe (Football)

   72. winnipegwhip Posted: October 23, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4581095)
Closest way to get hockey in the equation would be Tom Glavine or Kirk McKaskill.
   73. Gamingboy Posted: October 23, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4581199)
Jim Thorpe (Baseball) played on the 1917 Cincinnati Reds with ...

Pete Schneider, who played on the 1919 New York Yankees with ...

George Halas, who played on the 1924 Chicago Bears with ...

Jim Kendrick, who played on the 1925 Rock Island Independents with ...

Jim Thorpe (Football)


Yeah, they need to fix that, too.
   74. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 03:35 PM (#4581212)
JOHN ELWAY played on the 1982 Oneonta Yankees with ...
Dan Pasqua, who played on the 1991 Chicago White Sox with ...
Bo Jackson, who played on the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders with ...
Chris Woods, who played on the 1989 Denver Broncos with ...
JOHN ELWAY

BRANDON WEEDEN played on the 2013 Cleveland Browns with ...
Billy Cundiff, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Randy Choate, who played on the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Matt Kemp, who played on the 2004 Columbus Catfsih with
BRANDON WEEDEN

RICKY WILLIAMS played on the 1998 Batavia Muckdogs with ...
Nick Punto, who played on the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Randy Choate, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
La'Roi Glover, who played on the 2000 New Orleans Saints with ...
RICKY WILLIAMS

MICHAEL JORDAN played on the 1990-91 Chicago Bulls with ...
Scott Williams, who played on the 1996-97 Philadelphia 76ers with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2007 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
Roberto Hernandez, who played on the 1992 Chicago White Sox with ...
Steve Sax, who played on the 1994 Birmingham Barons with ...
MICHAEL JORDAN

KENNY LOFTON played on the 1988 Arizona Wildcats basketball team with ...
Steve Kerr, who played on the 2000-01 San Antonio Spurs with ...
Danny Ferry, who played on the 1999-00 Cleveland Cavaliers with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 2006 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...
KENNY LOFTON
   75. Jeltzandini Posted: October 23, 2013 at 04:17 PM (#4581243)
DICK STUART played on the 1965 Philadelphia Phillies with ...
Grant Jackson, who played on the 1981 Montreal Expos with ...
Tim Raines, who played on the 1996 New York Yankees with ...
DEREK JETER
   76. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 23, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4581273)
...who played on the 2018 New York Yankees with ...
MIKE TROUT
   77. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM (#4581287)
I hope I am not repeating. I did not read all the way through.
MOONLIGHT GRAHAM played on the 1905 New York Giants with ...
Red Ames, who played on the 1915 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Rogers Hornsby, who played on the 1931 Chicago Cubs with ...
Mike Kreevich, who played on the 1942 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
CRASH DAVIS
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/daviscr01.shtml
   78. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 06:03 PM (#4581296)
This is a blast, but there is no way anyone is coming close to the grandeur of #54.
   79. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 06:07 PM (#4581297)
CAP ANSON played on the 1891 Chicago Colts with ...
Bill Dahlen, who played on the 1907 New York Giants with ...
Fred Merkle, who played on the 1925 New York Yankees with ...
Leo Durocher, who played on the 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Gil Hodges, who played on the 1962 New York Mets with ...
Ed Kranepool, who played on the 1979 New York Mets with ...
Jesse Orosco, who played on the 2003 New York Yankees with ...
Drew Henson, who played on the 2004 Dallas Cowboys with ...
Mat McBriar, who played on the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles with ...
RILEY COOPER
   80. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 06:09 PM (#4581299)

   81. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 23, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4581300)
I hope I am not repeating. I did not read all the way through.
MOONLIGHT GRAHAM played on the 1905 New York Giants with ...
Red Ames, who played on the 1915 St. Louis Cardinals with ...
Rogers Hornsby, who played on the 1931 Chicago Cubs with ...
Mike Kreevich, who played on the 1942 Philadelphia Athletics with ...
Crash Davis
   82. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 23, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4581344)
Dick Howser managed the KC Royals to their only World Series victory. It is not as well known, however, that he was friends with Burt Reynolds as a youth. They both went to Florida State. I think this was actually before Bobby Bowden was the football coach. That’s how long ago this was. Reynolds played football for the ‘Noles, but he went on to acting. One of his early movies was Deliverance. He was in that with Jon Voight.

Voight sired Angelina Jolie who is married to Brad Pitt. Pitt played Billy Beane in Moneyball. Chris Pratt played Scott Hatteberg. In a sabermetric twist, Pratt’s day job is playing Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Parks and Rec is written by Michael Schur. He was also Ken Tremendous on the Fire Joe Morgan blog. Scott Hatteberg was a pickin’ machine. Morgan was on the Big Red Machine. But before that, he was an Astro. One of his teammates was diarist Jim Bouton. Bouton and Howser were teammates before that on the Yankees.
   83. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 23, 2013 at 07:31 PM (#4581345)
Theo Epstein's sister wrote for the TV show Homicide: Life on the Streets. (I once complained that Detective Munch has a longer Wikipedia entry than Richard Belzer himself and someone accused me of Wikigroaning, but I digress.) That show crossed over with Law and Order several times. Epstein helped write an episode called “For God and Country.” Jerry Orbach guest starred as Lenny Briscoe.

Arthur Branch was the Manhattan DA on L&O for a few years. Fred Thompson played him. Thompson actually had some prosecutorial experience and was minority counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee. Another counsel was then Cubs fan Hillary Rodham. She was a Yale Law classmate of Larry Lucchino. Lucchino was counsel on the House committee considering impeachment. He was a protégé of Edward Bennett Williams and would later become Theo Epstein’s boss. BTW, Lucchino was a Princeton alum who roomed and played hoops with Bill Bradley, but that’s a story for another day.
   84. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: October 23, 2013 at 07:36 PM (#4581350)
Greg Goossen was a ballplayer back in the ’60s. He was on one of the early Mets squads. Once, he was coming back to the hotel after curfew and a bit schnockered. He ran into Casey Stengel, who was managing the Mets at the time. “Drunk again, Goossen,” said the septugenarian skipper. Goossen replied, “Yeah, me too, Casey.” But he’s more famous as part of a Stengel quote. It goes something like “There’s Ed Kranepool, who is 20. In 10 years he has a chance to be a star. And there’s Greg Goossen; in ten years he has a chance to be 30.”

Goosen was a California guy and went Hollyweird after he hung up his spikes. Got a job as a stand-in for Gene Hackman in movies and ended up getting some bit parts as a result of this. One of these was the 1990 copedy Loose Cannons. S. Epatha Merkerson had a role in that pic. She’s best known as Lt. Van Buren from “Law and Order.” But she also did some film roles. She appeared in Terminator 2 with Ahhnuld.

Schwarzenegger came to fame in the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron. But before that he made an uncredited appearance in Robert Altman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. Synechdochically enough, he played some muscle in that flick. It was a quirky film; Elliot Gould’s Marlowe was like a fish out of water stuck in the Watergate era. I liked it and like to think that Mickey Mantle and Bowie Kuhn got a kick out of it, too. You see, toward’s the end, Marlowe blows away his friend Terry Lennox by firing his roscoe at point blank range.

Lennox was played by Jim Bouton. Bouton was Goossen’s teammate on the 1969 Seattle Pilots.
   85. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4582004)
But he’s more famous as part of a Stengel quote. It goes something like “There’s Ed Kranepool, who is 20. In 10 years he has a chance to be a star. And there’s Greg Goossen; in ten years he has a chance to be 30.”

still one of the best lines of all time
   86. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 24, 2013 at 07:08 AM (#4582044)
JEFF SATURDAY played on the 2009 Indianapolis Colts with ...
Matt Stover, who played on the 2004 Baltimore Ravens with ...
Deion Sanders, who played on the 1989 New York Yankees with ...
Tommy John, who played on the 1963 Cleveland Indians with ...
Early Wynn, who played on the 1939 Washington Senators with ...
Ossie Bluege, who played on the 1924 Washington Senators with ...
Nick Altrock, who played on the 1903 Chicago White Sox with ...
Tom Daly, who played on the 1887 Chicago White Stockings with ...
BILLY SUNDAY
   87. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 24, 2013 at 07:32 AM (#4582046)
HONUS WAGNER appeared in a 1919 short with MOE HOWARD
Who appeared in the 1945 Three Stooges comedy "Trouble Chasers" with former light heavyweight boxing champion MAXIE ROSENBLOOM
Who won a decision in a 1938 fight against heavyweight contender LOU NOVA
Who lost his 1941 heavyweight title shot against JOE LOUIS
Who retired after being knocked out in 1951 by ROCKY MARCIANO
Who won a 1968 "Computer Superfight" against MUHAMMAD ALI
Who threw out the first pitch at the new Marlins stadium with JEFFREY LORIA
Who lives a life of shameless opulence due to money confiscated from YOUNG MASTERS STEINBRENNER

From Honus Wagner to the purloined wealth of Young Masters Steinbrenner with a detour through mid-century boxing history. If you want a more prototypical Yankee Redneck post you ain't gonna find it.
   88. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 24, 2013 at 07:41 AM (#4582047)
The Oops Lists

BILL BUCKNER played on the 1988 California Angels with ...
Domingo Ramos, who played on the 1980 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Kevin Duckworth, who played on the 1994-95 Washington Bullets with ...
CHRIS WEBBER

FRED MERKLE played on the 1925 New York Yankees with ...
Leo Durocher, who played on the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Mike Sandlock, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Volney Peters, who played on the 1952 Chicago Cardinals with ...
Don Joyce, who played on the 1961 Minnesota Vikings with ...
JIM MARSHALL

   89. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: October 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4582273)
guapo, very very nice (54).
   90. Richard Posted: October 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM (#4582844)
Baseball's greatest Batter to Cricket's greatest Batsman:

BABE RUTH was in "Pride of the Yankees" in 1942 with...
Gary Cooper, who was in "Unconquered" in 1947 with...
C Aubrey Smith, who played in an England v South Africa test match in 1889 with...
Bobby Abel, who played in an England v Australia Test Match series in 1902 with...
Wilfred Rhodes, who played in an England v West Indies test match series in 1929-30 with...
Les Ames, who played in the 1932-3 England v Australia "bodyline" series against...
DON BRADMAN
   91. The District Attorney Posted: October 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4582913)
Reynolds played football for the ‘Noles, but he went on to acting.
Can anyone connect him to Burt Reynolds?

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