9/12/2014 7:08 PM (edited)
MLB110182 - 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 7
 
NL
1. ssupfoo - Jose Offerman/Ugueth Urbina, 2001 Red Sox/2005 Phillies
2. Yaz2Schill - Greg Maddux/Rafael Furcal, 2002 Braves/2008 Dodgers
3. splitter24 - Aaron Small/Gary Sheffield, 2002 Braves/2005 Yankees
4. SandyAmoros - Walt Moryn/Don Zimmer, '55 Dodgers/'60 Cubs
5. dvorr80 - Cecil Cooper/Ben Oglivie, '72 Red Sox/'82 Brewers
6. brucel - Snuffy Stirnweiss/Hank Majeski, '46 Yankees/'52 Indians
7. masterdebate - Carlos Beltran/Lance Berkman, '04 Astros/'12 Cardinals
8. dodgebob - Alan Embree/Ramiro Mendoza, '03 Red Sox/'05 Yankees
9. dcates - Ray Sadecki/Lindy McDaniel, '67 Giants/'75 Royals
10. elduro25 - Alejandro Pena/Mike Sharperson, '88 Dodgers/'95 Braves
11. finn2030 - Marlon Anderson/Ramon E. Martinez, '06 Dodgers/'08 Mets
12. Datatrek - Woody Williams/Chris Carpenter, '98 Blue Jays/'04 Cardinals
 
AL
1. splitter24 - Jack Hiatt/Randy Hundley, '65 Giants/'70 Cubs
2. dcates - Andy Van Slyke/Ken Oberkfell, '83 Cardinals/'88 Pirates
3. dodgebob - Juan Beniquez/Luis Tiant, '74 Red Sox/'79 Yankees
4. chiti - Vada Pinson/Frank Robinson, '59 Reds/'73 Angels
5. House_Rules - Pedro Martinez/Orlando Cabrera, '97 Expos/'04 Red Sox
6. Yaz2Schill - Joe Horlen/Bob Locker, '67 White Sox/'72 A's
7. SandyAmoros - Dick Stuart/Dick Schofield, '59 Pirates/'66 Dodgers
8. snuffy45 - Jay Howell/Stan Javier, '87 A's/'92 Dodgers
9. braveharte - John Vukovich/Pete Rose, '75 Reds/'79 Phillies
10. dlchow - Ron Cey/Davey Lopes, '75 Dodgers/'86 Cubs
11. baines03 - Jamey Wright/Brian Wilson, '06 Giants/'12 Dodgers
12. sudsy11 - Tanyon Sturtze/Scott Proctor, '06 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
 
 
TAKEN PLAYERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS
Johnny Hopp/Johnny Sain, '46 Braves/'51 Yankees
Jim Hearn/Joe Garagiola, '47 Cardinals/'54 Giants
Enos Slaughter/Murry Dickson, '47 Cardinals/'58 Yankees
Bob Porterfield/Jackie Jensen, '51 Yankees/'58 Red Sox
Rocky Nelson/Dale Mitchell, '54 Indians/'56 Dodgers
Bobby Shantz/Enos Slaughter, '55 Athletics/'58 Yankees
Early Wynn/Herb Score, '55 Indians/'60 White Sox
Hank Aguirre/Rocky Colavito, '55 Indians/'63 Tigers
Clem Labine/Rocky Nelson, '56 Dodgers/'61 Pirates
Don Elston/Don Zimmer, '57 Dodgers/'61 Cubs
Dino Cimoli/Jim Gentile, ''57 Dodgers/'64 A's
Hoyt Wilhelm/Ken Boyer, '57 Cardinals/'67 White Sox
Harvey Kuenn/Bob Shaw, '58 Tigers/'65 Giants
Eddie Mathews/Don McMahon, '58 Braves/'68 Tigers
Johnny Podres/Larry Sherry, '59 Dodgers/'66 Tigers
Don Demeter/Stan Williams, '59 Dodgers/'67 Indians
Bob Lillis/Larry Sherry, '59 Dodgers/'67 Astros
Lou Johnson/Jim Brewer, '60 Cubs/'66 Dodgers
Ray Sadecki/Lindy McDaniel, '62 Cardinals/'67 Giants
Clay Dalrymple/Marcelino Lopez, '63 Phillies/'70 Orioles
Ken McMullen/Ron Fairly, '63 Dodgers/'76 A's
Matty Alou/Jose Cardenal, '64 Giants/'71 Cardinals
Orlando Cepeda/Matty Alou, '64 Giants/'72 A's
Pete Mikkelsen/Al Downing, '64 Yankees/'72 Dodgers
Bobby Bolin/Orlando Cepeda, '65 Giants/'73 Red Sox
Gaylord Perry/Ken Henderson, '65 Giants/'77 Rangers
Johnny Roseboro/Ron Perranoski, '66 Dodgers/'69 Twins
Orlando Cepeda/Tito Francona, '66 Cardinals/'69 Braves
Tommy Davis/Phil Regan, '66 Dodgers/'70 Cubs
Dick Schofield/John Kennedy, '66 Dodgers/'70 Red Sox
Orlando Cepeda/Ollie Brown, '66 Giants/'72 A's
Ray Sadecki/Willie Mays, '66 Giants/'73 Mets
Ron Fairly/Willie Davis, '66 Dodgers/'75 Cardinals
Ron Reed/Bill Robinson, '66 Braves/'83 Phillies
Mike Hegan/Frank Fernandez, '67 Yankees/'71 A's
Hoyt Wilhelm/Tommy John, '67 White Sox/'72 Dodgers
Tito Francona/Felipe Alou, '68 Braves/'70 A's
Willie Mays/Ray Sadecki, '68 Giants/'73 Mets
Steve Carlton/Joe Hoerner, '68 Cardinals/'75 Phillies
Oscar Gamble/Ken Holtzman, '69 Cubs/'76 Yankees
George Foster/Ken Henderson, '69 Giants/'79 Reds
Dal Maxville/Vic Davalillo, '70 Cardinals/'73 A's
Johnny Oates/Paul Blair, '70 Orioles/'80 Yankees
George Hendrick/Gene Tenace, '71 A's/'78 Padres
Dave Kingman/Ken Henderson, '71 Giants/'79 Cubs
Sparky Lyle/Ken Brett, '71 Red Sox/'76 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Catfish Hunter, '72 A's/'79 Yankees
Reggie Jackson/Catfish Hunter, '74 A's/'77 Yankees
Rollie Fingers/Sal Bando, '75 A's/'81 Brewers
Billy North/Vida Blue, '75 A's/'81 Giants
Reggie Jackson/Rudy May, '76 Orioles/'81 Yankees
Don Baylor/Bert Campaneris, '76 A's/'83 Yankees
Luis Tiant/George Scott, '77 Red Sox/'79 Yankees
Joe Morgan/Pete Rose, '77 Reds/'83 Phillies
Rich Gossage/Graig Nettles, '78 Yankees/'84 Padres
Bob Watson/Butch Hobson, '79 Red Sox/'82 Yankees
Juan Beniquez/Jerry Narron, '79 Yankees/'84 Angels
Andre Dawson/Scott Sanderson, '79 Expos/'87 Cubs
Bo Diaz/John Denny, '80 Indians/'83 Phillies
Carney Lansford/Dennis Eckersley, '81 Red Sox/'90 A's
Gary Carter/Tim Wallach, '84 Expos/'92 Expos
Joaquin Andujar/Bob Forsch, '85 Cardinals/'88 Astros
John Tudor/Ricky Horton, '85 Cardinals/'89 Dodgers
Oil Can Boyd/Calvin Schiraldi, '86 Red Sox/'91 Rangers
Dave Schmidt/Scott Bradley, '86 White Sox/'92 Mariners
Roberto Kelly/Jay Buhner, '87 Yankees/'97 Mariners
Dwight Gooden/David Cone, '87 Mets/'00 Yankees
Dwight Gooden/Darryl Strawberry, '88 Mets/'96 Yankees
Darryl Strawberry/David Cone, '88 Mets/'99 Yankees
Roger McDowell/Darryl Strawberry, '89 Mets/'92 Dodgers
Dennis Eckersley/Jim Corsi, '89 A's/'98 Red Sox
Kevin Brown/Ruben Sierra, '89 Rangers/'04 Yankees
Willie McGee/Rick Honeycutt, '90 A's/'96 Cardinals
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
Jose Vizcaino/Paul Assenmacher, '92 Cubs/'96 Indians
Mike Timlin/Rob Ducey, '92 Blue Jays/'98 Mariners
Rick Wilkins/Heathcliff Slocumb, '92 Cubs/'97 Mariners
Billy Ashley/Pedro Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'98 Red Sox
Pedro Martinez/Ramon Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'00 Red Sox
Rey Sanchez/Greg Maddux, '92 Cubs/'01 Braves
Mike Piazza/Jose Offerman, '92 Dodgers/'05 Mets [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 1]
Rod Beck/Darren Lewis, '93 Giants/'01 Red Sox
Pedro Martinez/Jeff Fassero, '94 Expos/'00 Red Sox
Mike Lansing/Pedro Martinez, '94 Expos/'01 Red Sox
Mike Stanton/David Justice, '95 Braves/'00 Yankees [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 5]
Walt Weiss/Trent Hubbard, '95 Rockies/'00 Braves
Steve Avery/Mark Lemke, '96 Braves/'98 Red Sox [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 3]
Pedro Martinez, Rheal Cormier, '96 Expos/'99 Red Sox
David Justice/Denny Neagle, '96 Braves/'00 Yankees
Ryan Thompson/Jose Vizcaino, '96 Indians/'00 Yankees
Manny Ramirez/Alan Embree, '96 Indians/'02 Red Sox
Jeff Kent/Kenny Lofton, '96 Indians/'02 Giants
Marquis Grissom/Tyler Houston, '96 Braves/'02 Dodgers
Jeromy Burnitz/Paul Shuey, '96 Indians/'03 Dodgers
Ruben Sierra/Tino Martinez, '96 Yankees/'05 Yankees
Kenny Lofton/Sandy Alomar, '96 Indians/'06 Dodgers
Jeff Kent/Manny Ramirez, '96 Indians/'08 Dodgers
Greg Maddux/Andruw Jones, '96 Braves/'08 Dodgers
Bob Wolcott/Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'99 Red Sox
Gary Sheffield/Kevin Brown, '97 Marlins/'05 Yankees
Jose Cruz Jr./Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'06 Dodgers
Alex Rodriguez/Randy Johnson, '97 Mariners/'06 Yankees
Andruw Jones/Kevin Millwood, '97 Braves/'09 Rangers
Greg Colbrunn/Danny Bautista, '98 Braves/'00 Diamondbacks
David Ortiz/Todd Walker, '98 Twins/'03 Red Sox
Kenny Lofton/Steve Karsay, '98 Indians/'04 Yankees
Tom Glavine/Gerald Williams, '98 Braves/'05 Mets
Carlos Delgado/Shawn Green, '98 Blue Jays/'06 Mets
Manny Ramirez/Jim Thome, '98 Indians/'09 Dodgers
Brian Jordan/Terry Mulholland, '99 Braves/'02 Dodgers
Manny Ramirez/Carlos Baerga, '99 Indians/'02 Red Sox [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 6]
Derek Lowe/Nomar Garciaparra, '99 Red Sox/'08 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
Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'07 Mets
Steve Karsay/Rey Sanchez, '01 Braves/'05 Yankees
Rafael Furcal/Odalis Perez, '01 Braves/'06 Dodgers
Nomar Garciaparra/Manny Ramirez, '01 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 2]
Andruw Jones/Rafael Furcal, '01 Braves/'08 Dodgers
Milton Bradley/Russell Branyan, '01 Indians/'10 Mariners
Julio Franco/Tom Glavine, '02 Braves/'07 Mets
Paul LoDuca/Shawn Green, '02 Dodgers/'07 Mets
Gary Sheffield/Jaret Wright, '03 Braves/'05 Yankees
Derek Lowe/Bill Mueller, '03 Red Sox/'06 Dodgers
Albert Pujols/Dan Haren, '03 Cardinals/'12 Angels
Laynce Nix/Michael Young, '03 Rangers/'13 Phillies
Bill Mueller/Nomar Garciaparra, '04 Red Sox/'06 Dodgers
Mike Myers/Johnny Damon, '04 Red Sox/'06 Yankees
Darren Oliver/Carlos Beltran, '04 Astros/'06 Mets
Derek Lowe/Manny Ramirez, '04 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 4]
Tanyon Sturtze/Scott Proctor, '04 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
Joe Biemel/Terry Tiffee, '04 Twins/'08 Dodgers
Scott Proctor/Tanyon Sturtz, '05 Yankees/'08 Dodgers
Ryan Theriot/Corey Patterson, '05 Cardinals, '11 Cubs
Albert Pujols/Jason Isringhausen, '05 Cardinals/'12 Angels
David Ross/Jake Peavy, '05 Padres/'13 Red Sox
Pat Burrell/Aaron Rowand, '06 Phillies/'11 Giants
Russell Martin/Derek Lowe, '06 Dodgers/'12 Yankees
Nick Punto/Skip Schumacher, '11 Cardinals/'13 Dodgers
 
 
8/22/2014 12:14 AM
I'll get things started with Jose Offerman/Ugueth Urbina, 2001 Red Sox/2005 Phillies
8/22/2014 2:10 AM (edited)
I want to try Greg Maddux and Rafael Furcal 2002 Braves/2008 Dodgers.  I'll go for the NL please.
8/22/2014 7:40 AM
Aaron Small and Gary Sheffield, 2002 Braves, 2005 Yankees. NL, please.
8/22/2014 8:54 AM
Jack Hiatt and Randy Hundley, 1965 Giants, 1970 Cubs. AL, please.
8/22/2014 10:22 AM
Walt Moryn Don Zimmer 55 bums 60 Cubs
8/22/2014 10:31 AM
Nl for Popeyes please
8/22/2014 2:09 PM
Juan Beniquez and Luis Tiant
1974 Red Sox
1979 Yankees
Rivals Unite!
League TBD
8/22/2014 3:24 PM
Andy Van Slyke & Ken Obkerfell 83 Cards 88 Pirates AL Please
8/22/2014 4:17 PM
Justin Morneau and Franciso Liriano 06 Twins and 13 Pirates NL
8/24/2014 10:07 PM (edited)
Second team.
Alan Embree and Ramiro Mendoza
2003 Red Sox
2005 Yankees
Rivals Unite!
League TBD
8/23/2014 3:01 PM
second team sadecki/McDaniel 67 giants-75 royals
8/23/2014 3:49 PM
Pinson 59 cin, F. Robinson Cal AL, thank you.
8/23/2014 6:18 PM
Beltran/berkman 04 Astros/12 cardinals nl
8/23/2014 11:51 PM
Snuffy Stirnweiss / Hank Majeski '46 Yanks & '52 Indians N.L. I got several players prior to 1945




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