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8/29/2013 9:25 PM (edited)
MLB106482 - 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 3

NL
1. ssupfoo - Alex Rodriguez/Randy Johnson, '97 Mariners/'06 Yankees
2. splitter24 - Rey Sanchez/Greg Maddux, '92 Cubs/'01 Braves
3. finn2030 - Billy Ashley/Pedro Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'98 Red Sox
4. SandyAmoros - Don Elston/Don Zimmer, '57 Dodgers/'61 Cubs
5. Chisock - Gary Sheffield/Jaret Wright, '03 Braves/'05 Yankees
6. leganovci - Johnny Roseboro/Ron Perranoski, '66 Dodgers/'69 Twins
7. dodgebob - Orlando Hernandez/Ricky Ledee, '00 Yankees/'06 Mets
8. marlowe - Pedro Martinez/Ramon Martinez, '92 Dodgers/'00 Red Sox
9. baines03 - Russell Martin/Derek Lowe, '06 Dodgers/'12 Yankees
10. ronblood - Dal Maxville/Vic Davalillo, '70 Cardinals/'73 A's
11. mfumar - Clay Dalrymple/Marcelino Lopez, '63 Phillies/'70 Orioles
12. tannermcc - Ryan Theriot/Corey Patterson, '05 Cardinals, '11 Cubs

AL
1. contrarian23 - Bob Watson/Butch Hobson, '79 Red Sox/'82 Yankees
2. dlchow - Lou Johnson/Jim Brewer, '60 Cubs/'66 Dodgers
3. redtrain - Milton Bradley/Russell Branyan, '01 Indians/'10 Mariners
4. fatboydad54 - Bobby Shantz/Enos Slaughter, '55 Athletics/'58 Yankees
5. leganovci - Dave Kingman/Ken Henderson, '71 Giants/'79 Cubs
6. dcates - Hoyt Wilhelm/Ken Boyer, '57 Cardinals/'67 White Sox
7. pinotfan - Bob Porterfield/Jackie Jensen, '51 Yankees/'58 Red Sox
8. kriz - John Tudor/Ricky Horton, '85 Cardinals/'89 Dodgers
9. pillsbury - Steve Avery/Mark Lemke, '96 Braves/'98 Red Sox
10. braveharte - Ron Reed/Bill Robinson, '66 Braves/'83 Phillies
11. Tyler1151 - Julio Franco/Tom Glavine, '02 Braves/'07 Mets
12. ETSTim - Andre Dawson/Scott Sanderson, '79 Expos/'87 Cubs


TAKEN PLAYERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS

Johnny Hopp/Johnny Sain, '46 Braves/'51 Yankees
Enos Slaughter/Murry Dickson, '47 Cardinals/'58 Yankees
Clem Labine/Rocky Nelson, '56 Dodgers/'61 Pirates
Harvey Kuenn/Bob Shaw, '58 Tigers/'65 Giants
Ray Sadecki/Lindy McDaniel, '62 Cardinals/'67 Giants
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
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
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
Carney Lansford/Dennis Eckersley, '81 Red Sox/'90 A's
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
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
Jose Cruz Jr./Derek Lowe, '97 Mariners/'06 Dodgers
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
Nomar Garciaparra/Manny Ramirez, '01 Red Sox/'08 Dodgers [CHAMPIONS - SEASON 2]
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
Pat Burrell/Aaron Rowand, '06 Phillies/'11 Giants
8/17/2013 5:45 PM
I'll start things off with Alex Rodriguez/Randy Johnson, '97 Mariners/'06 Yankees - NL

kriz sitemailed and reserved John Tudor/Ricky Horton - 1985 Cardinals/1989 Dodgers - AL
8/17/2013 9:31 PM
Haven't played one of yours in a while...let's try Bob Watson/Butch Hobson, '79 Red Sox/'82 Yankees - AL
8/18/2013 1:58 AM
I'm in with Lou Johnson/Jim Brewer, 1960 Cubs/1966 Dodgers - AL.
8/18/2013 8:03 AM
Wilhelm/Boyer 57 cards-67 White Sox
8/18/2013 8:04 AM
AL please
8/18/2013 12:38 PM
Milton Bradley/Russell Branyan - 2001 Indians/2010 Mariners in the AL.
8/18/2013 6:11 PM
I will try this again with Dave Kingman and Ken Henderson on the 1971 San Francisco Giants and the 1979 Chicago Cubs.
8/18/2013 7:43 PM (edited)
I'll try it - Bob Porterfield and Jackie Jensen, 1951 Yankees and 1958 Red Sox.  At least I'll have offense; I guess that puts me in the AL ...
8/18/2013 8:49 PM
Billy Ashley & Pedro Martinez - 1992 Dodgers/1998 Red Sox... NL.
8/18/2013 10:49 PM
Orlando Hernandez and Rickey Ledee  - 2000 NYY and 2006 NYM
8/19/2013 12:08 AM
Bobby Shantz and Enos Slaughter - 1955 K C Athletics and 1958 N Y Yankees.
8/19/2013 3:08 AM
AL for Kingman/Henderson please
8/19/2013 6:36 AM
Rey Sanchez/Greg Maddux, 1992 Cubs/2001 Braves.  NL/No DH, please.
8/19/2013 9:43 AM
Ted Kluszewski 1958 Pirates / Gene Freese 1960 White Sox  (AL please)
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