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Baseball players with same team 20+ years

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Seventeen major league players played 20 or more seasons in the majors with one team. Topping the list are Brooks Robinson and Carl Yastrzemski who played 23 years with the same team… Robinson with the Orioles; Yaz with the Red Sox.

Following are the players who played 20 or more seasons in the majors, all with the same team.

23 years

Brooks Robinson, Baltimore, 1955-77

Carl Yastrzemski, Boston, 1961-83

22 years

Al Kaline, Detroit, 1953-74

Stan Musial, St. Louis, 1941-63

Mel Ott, NY Giants, 1926-47

21 years

George Brett, Kansas City, 1973-93

Walter Johnson, Washington, 1907-27

Ted Lyons, Chicago White Sox, 1923-46

Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore, 1981-2001

Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh, 1962-82

20 years

Luke Appling, Chicago White Sox, 1930-50;

Craig Biggio, Houston, 1988-2007;

Red Faber, Chicago White Sox, 1914-33;

Tony Gwynn, San Diego, 1982-2001;

Mel Harder, Cleveland, 1928-47;

Alan Trammell, Detroit, 1977-96;

Robin Yount, Milwaukee, 1974-93

On the other side of the coin, here’s a list of the players who played 20 or more seasons in the majors with the most teams.

Teams                 Player, years

12                        Mike Morgan, 1978-2002 (22 seasons)

11                        Deacon McGuire, 1884-1912 (26 seasons)

11                        Terry Mulholland, 1986-2006 (20 seasons)

10                        Paul Hines, 1872-1891 (20 seasons)

Note: Current Washington Nationals player Matt Stairs is knocking at the door to match Morgan. Stairs is playing for his 12th franchise in his 19th season. If he can play another season in 2012, he will match Morgan with 20 or more seasons in the majors with 12 teams.

Gold Glove teammates

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Seventeen different major league teams haved placed four teammates on the league Gold Glove squad in a season. The last teams to accomplish this feat were the 2003 Seattle Mariners, who placed first baseman John Olerud, 2B Bret Boone and outfielders Mike Cameron and Ichiro Suzuki on the ’03 Gold Glove team, and the 2003 Cardinals, who placed catcher Mike Matheny, 3B Scott Rolen, shortstop Edgar Renteria and outfielder Jim Edmonds on the NL Gold Glove squad.

The Cincinnati Reds accomplished this feat four straight years (1974-77) when Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Davey Concepcion and Cesar Geronimo each won Gold Gloves in those four seasons. The Baltimore Orioles with Bobby Grich, Mark Belanger, Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair won Gold Gloves each season from 1973-75.

Following are the teams that had four Gold Glove award-winning teammates in one season.

Season     Team

2003           Seattle, St. Louis

2002           St. Louis

1993            San Francisco

1981            Philadelphia

1979            Philadelphia

1978            Philadelphia

1977             Cincinnati

1976             Cincinnati

1975            Cincinnati, Baltimore

1974            Cincinnati, Baltimore

1973             Baltimore

1971              Baltimore

1970             Baltimore

1963             St. Louis