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12/2/2013 10:22 PM (edited)
MLB107293 - There's a great story of baseball lore (which some have said isn't true, but baseball fans never let the truth get in the way of a good story) where Rickey Henderson, after playing with John Olerud on the Mets in 1999, was reunited with him on the Mariners in 2000 after signing with the team halfway through the season. Supposedly, Henderson went up to Olerud during batting practice one day and asked him why he wore a batting helmet for BP, to which Olerud explained to him that he'd had an aneurysm earlier in his career. Henderson said, "There was a guy I played with on the Mets that wore a batting helmet for BP." Which forced Olerud to remind Rickey that they were teammates on the Mets.

Whether it's true or not, it's a great (and believable) story. There are many examples of players reuniting as teammates in their careers after spending time apart. And thus, another theme is born!

Here are the rules:

Select two players who were teammates in two different, non-consecutive seasons (1945-present) in their careers. Then draft a team of players who were teammates of those players in those two seasons - spun to any season in their careers. For example, Derek Lowe was teammates with Russell Martin from 2006-2008 on the Dodgers and then again with the Yankees in 2012 - you can make your team out of the '06 Dodgers and '12 Yankees, the '07 Dodgers and '12 Yankees or the '08 Dodgers and '12 Yankees. $120MM cap. DH AL only. No waiver wire. AAA - average. Name your team incorporating your teammates' names. Stadium must be one of the home stadiums from the two years you use.

Info that doesn't fit in the theme summary:
(1) No clones
(2) No trades 
(3) Your main players must be on your roster - again, twisted to any season in his career; you can send these players to AAA once the season starts, but they must be on your initial roster.
(4) The Rickey-Olerud connection above wouldn't work - despite the fact that they were apart for a few months, they played together in consecutive seasons. HOWEVER, some of the more astute baseball-reference.com geeks might point out that Rickey and Olerud also played together on the 1993 Blue Jays. So you could do '93 Jays and '99 Mets or '93 Jays and '00 Mariners.
(5) Any pair of teammates/seasons used will be unique to the league and any future seasons - for example, in the scenario above, if someone used Rickey-Olerud '93 Jays-'99 Mets, no one else would be able to use that relationship. And since Al Leiter was also a teammate in those years, no one can use Leiter-Henderson, Leiter-Olerud or any other combination that would use the '93 Jays and '99 Mets.
(6) You don't have to decide AL (DH) or NL (no DH) when you claim your team - but when you enter your team in the league, let the Commish (ssupfoo) know which league you want either in the forum or by sitemail. Only entering the league claims your spot in either league. If one league fills before the other, the only option will be what's left. First-come, first-served on AL vs. NL.

CLAIM YOUR PLAYERS IN THE FORUM! You must claim your players in the forum. If you enter a team that uses players that someone has already claimed in the forum, your team will be put back into the draft center. NOTE: Claiming a team in the forum only entitles you to that teammate relationship - it doesn't necessarily entitle you to a spot in the league - that's first-come, first-served. As the league gets close to filling, make sure you get your team in so you don't get shut out. 

SEASON 4

NL
1. ssupfoo - Andruw Jones/Kevin Millwood, '97 Braves/'09 Rangers
2. Tyler1151 - Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'07 Mets
3. River_Rats - Rafael Furcal/Odalis Perez, '01 Braves/'06 Dodgers
4. splitter24 - Ryan Thompson/Jose Vizcaino, '96 Indians/'00 Yankees
5. dodgebob - Kenny Lofton/Sandy Alomar, '96 Indians/'06 Dodgers
6. House_Rules - Dwight Gooden/Darryl Strawberry, '88 Mets/'96 Yankees
7. pillsbury - Derek Lowe/Manny Ramirez, '04 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers
8. dcmatcheck - Hank Aguirre/Rocky Colavito, '55 Indians/'63 Tigers
9. redtrain - Gaylord Perry/Ken Henderson, '65 Giants/'77 Rangers
10. chiti - Oscar Gamble/Ken Holtzman, '69 Cubs/'76 Yankees
11. BCBSMI - Steve Karsay/Rey Sanchez, '01 Braves/'05 Yankees
12. ccyaz - Bo Diaz/John Denny, '80 Indians/'83 Phillies


AL
1. SandyAmoros - Don Demeter/Stan Williams, '59 Dodgers/'67 Indians
2. splitter24 - Oil Can Boyd/Calvin Schiraldi, '86 Red Sox/'91 Rangers
3. baines03 - Manny Ramirez/Jim Thome, '98 Indians/'09 Dodgers
4. dodgebob - Mike Myers/Johnny Damon, '04 Red Sox/'06 Yankees
5. Yaz2Schill - Eddie Mathews/Don McMahon, '58 Braves/'68 Tigers
6. fatboydad54 - Jim Hearn/Joe Garagiola, '47 Cardinals/'54 Giants
7. kriz - Gary Sheffield/Kevin Brown, '97 Marlins/'05 Yankees
8. dcates - Ken McMullen/Ron Fairly, '63 Dodgers/'76 A's
9. TigerFan714 - Rich Gossage/Graig Nettles, '78 Yankees/'84 Padres
10. dlchow - Mike Hegan/Frank Fernandez, '67 Yankees/'71 A's
11. redtrain - Laynce Nix/Michael Young, '03 Rangers/'13 Phillies
12. steve9955 - David Ross/Jake Peavy, '05 Padres/'13 Red Sox


TAKEN PLAYERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS
Johnny Hopp/Johnny Sain, '46 Braves/'51 Yankees
Enos Slaughter/Murry Dickson, '47 Cardinals/'58 Yankees
Bob Porterfield/Jackie Jensen, '51 Yankees/'58 Red Sox
Bobby Shantz/Enos Slaughter, '55 Athletics/'58 Yankees
Clem Labine/Rocky Nelson, '56 Dodgers/'61 Pirates
Don Elston/Don Zimmer, '57 Dodgers/'61 Cubs
Hoyt Wilhelm/Ken Boyer, '57 Cardinals/'67 White Sox
Harvey Kuenn/Bob Shaw, '58 Tigers/'65 Giants
Lou Johnson/Jim Brewer, '60 Cubs/'66 Dodgers
Ray Sadecki/Lindy McDaniel, '62 Cardinals/'67 Giants
Clay Dalrymple/Marcelino Lopez, '63 Phillies/'70 Orioles
Orlando Cepeda/Matty Alou, '64 Giants/'72 A's
Matty Alou/Jose Cardenal, '64 Giants/'71 Cardinals
Ray Sadecki/Willie Mays, '66 Giants/'73 Mets
Dick Schofield/John Kennedy, '66 Dodgers/'70 Red Sox
Orlando Cepeda/Ollie Brown, '66 Giants/'72 A's
Ron Fairly/Willie Davis, '66 Dodgers/'75 Cardinals
Johnny Roseboro/Ron Perranoski, '66 Dodgers/'69 Twins
Ron Reed/Bill Robinson, '66 Braves/'83 Phillies
Hoyt Wilhelm/Tommy John, '67 White Sox/'72 Dodgers
Steve Carlton/Joe Hoerner, '68 Cardinals/'75 Phillies
George Foster/Ken Henderson, '69 Giants/'79 Reds
Johnny Oates/Paul Blair, '70 Orioles/'80 Yankees
Dal Maxville/Vic Davalillo, '70 Cardinals/'73 A's
Dave Kingman/Ken Henderson, '71 Giants/'79 Cubs
Sparky Lyle/Ken Brett, '71 Red Sox/'76 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Catfish Hunter, '74 A's/'77 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Rudy May, '76 Orioles/'81 Yankees
Don Baylor/Bert Campaneris, '76 A's/'83 Yankees
Joe Morgan/Pete Rose, '77 Reds/'83 Phillies
Bob Watson/Butch Hobson, '79 Red Sox/'82 Yankees
Andre Dawson/Scott Sanderson, '79 Expos/'87 Cubs
Carney Lansford/Dennis Eckersley, '81 Red Sox/'90 A's
John Tudor/Ricky Horton, '85 Cardinals/'89 Dodgers
Dwight Gooden/David Cone, '87 Mets/'00 Yankees
Kevin Brown/Ruben Sierra, '89 Rangers/'04 Yankees
Dennis Eckersley/Jim Corsi, '89 A's/'98 Red Sox
Jim Eisenreich/Jeff Conine, '90 Royals/'97 Marlins
Jeff Juden/Casey Candaele, '91 Astros/'97 Indians
Jim Corsi/Mark Portugal, '91 Astros/'99 Red Sox
Steve Finley/Luis Gonzalez, '91 Astros/'03 Diamondbacks
Matt Williams/Mike Jackson, '92 Giants/'97 Indians
Mike Piazza/Jose Offerman, '92 Dodgers/'05 Mets [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 1]
Mike Timlin/Rob Ducey, '92 Blue Jays/'98 Mariners
Jose Vizcaino/Paul Assenmacher, '92 Cubs/'96 Indians
Rey Sanchez/Greg Maddux, '92 Cubs/'01 Braves
Billy Ashley/Pedro Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'98 Red Sox
Pedro Martinez/Ramon Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'00 Red Sox
Rod Beck/Darren Lewis, '93 Giants/'01 Red Sox
Mike Lansing/Pedro Martinez, '94 Expos/'01 Red Sox
Manny Ramirez/Alan Embree, '96 Indians/'02 Red Sox
Jeff Kent/Manny Ramirez, '96 Indians/'08 Dodgers
Greg Maddux/Andruw Jones, '96 Braves/'08 Dodgers
Steve Avery/Mark Lemke, '96 Braves/'98 Red Sox [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 3]
Jose Cruz Jr./Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'06 Dodgers
Alex Rodriguez/Randy Johnson, '97 Mariners/'06 Yankees
Greg Colbrunn/Danny Bautista, '98 Braves/'00 Diamondbacks
Derek Lowe/Nomar Garciaparra, '99 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers
Brian Jordan/Terry Mulholland, '99 Braves/'02 Dodgers
Roger Clemens/Jose Vizcaino, '00 Yankees/'05 Astros
Randy Johnson/Kelly Stinnett, '00 Diamondbacks/'06 Yankees
Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'06 Mets
Nomar Garciaparra/Manny Ramirez, '01 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 2]
Milton Bradley/Russell Branyan, '01 Indians/'10 Mariners
Julio Franco/Tom Glavine, '02 Braves/'07 Mets
Gary Sheffield/Jaret Wright, '03 Braves/'05 Yankees
Bill Mueller/Nomar Garciaparra, '04 Red Sox/'06 Dodgers
Albert Pujols/Jason Isringhausen, '05 Cardinals/'12 Angels
Scott Proctor/Tanyon Sturtz, '05 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
Ryan Theriot/Corey Patterson, '05 Cardinals, '11 Cubs
Pat Burrell/Aaron Rowand, '06 Phillies/'11 Giants
Russell Martin/Derek Lowe, '06 Dodgers/'12 Yankees
11/1/2013 9:51 AM
I'm starting things off with Andrew Jones and Kevin Millwood, teammates on the '97 Braves and '09 Rangers
11/1/2013 12:37 PM
In again...

Manny Ramirez & Jim Thome --- 1998 Indians, 2009 Dodgers

AL please


 
11/1/2013 11:32 PM
Michael Myers and Johnny Damon, please.
2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and the 2006 NYYankees

AL please

Yankees Suck
11/3/2013 7:47 AM (edited)
I'll try this one, please.

Rafael Furcal & Odalis Perez
'01 Braves and '06 Dodgers
11/3/2013 9:35 AM
McCarver- Carlton 69 Cards- 72 Phils.
11/3/2013 2:17 PM
Demeter Williams 59 Lad. 67 indians al please
11/5/2013 10:24 PM
Derek Lowe and Manny Ramirez - 2004 Red Sox and 2008 Dodgers
NL please.
11/6/2013 7:39 AM

Since I'm having decision issues, I'll take one team in each league, please:

Oil Can Boyd/Calvin Schiraldi - 1986 Red Sox and 1991 Rangers AL

Ryan Thompson/Jose Vizcaino - 1996 Indians and 2000 Yankees NL

11/6/2013 9:06 AM
Looking good. Keep 'em coming.
11/6/2013 9:13 PM
Gary Sheffield & Kevin Brown - 97 Marlins/05 Yankees 

AL more than likely... 
11/6/2013 9:34 PM
Derek Lowe and Manny Ramirez - 2004 Red Sox and 2008 Dodgers
NL please.
11/6/2013 10:24 PM
I'll try Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst: '47 and '63 Cardinals
11/7/2013 9:36 AM
Posted by shysters3 on 11/6/2013 10:24:00 PM (view original):
I'll try Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst: '47 and '63 Cardinals
?  Don't think that fits the theme.
11/7/2013 7:31 PM
I'd like to enter an NL team also.
Kenny Lofton and Sandy Alomar
1996 Indians and 2006 Dodgers

 
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