Brisbee: The All-‘Wait-they-were-on-that-team?’ players for every MLB franchise

From SABR member Grant Brisbee at The Athletic on May 6, 2020:

Thirty-five years ago, in the year 2019, someone started a Twitter conversation. The idea was to take an athlete who was more commonly associated with one team and reference his time with another, more random team.

It was phrased like this: (Team name) legend (player name). As in, “Astros legend Randy Johnson.” Then someone else would quote-tweet that legend and add their own. Some people with nothing better to do did it multiple times. It was a fun day on Twitter.

But it left me unsatisfied. There was still an itch I couldn’t reach. Was there a way to take this fun Twitter game and turn it into months and months of staring at Baseball-Reference?

There was. And it needed to happen because it wasn’t enough to list random players. We needed to figure out which franchise had the best collection of legends that didn’t belong to them.

Read the full article here (subscription required): https://theathletic.com/1516315/2020/05/06/the-all-wait-they-were-on-that-team-players-for-every-mlb-franchise/



Originally published: May 7, 2020. Last Updated: May 7, 2020.

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