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    Home Run against 30 different teams

    I probably missed somebody but I believe Wednesday night Sammy Sosa became the 19th player to hit a home run against all 30 major league teams.

    Who are the other 18?

    edit to add there's actually 26 that have done it

    1. Sammy Sosa
    2. Gary Sheffield (by Brooklyn)
    3. Alfonso Soriano (by Brooklyn)
    4. Ellis Burks (by Old Sweater)
    5. Bret Boone (by Brooklyn)
    6. Rafael Palmiero (by Brooklyn)
    7. Mike Cameron (by Brooklyn)
    8. Tony Clark (by Brooklyn)
    9. Shawn Green (by Brooklyn)
    10. Raul Mondesi (by Brooklyn)
    11. Eric Davis (by Brooklyn with a hint)
    12. Glenallen Hill (by Brooklyn with a hint)
    13. Richie Sexson (by Old Sweater)
    14. Adrian Beltre (by Old Sweater)
    15. Jose Guillen (by Old Sweater)
    16. Tony Batista
    17. Carl Everett
    18. Charles Johnson
    19. Rondell White
    20. David Bell
    21. Russell Branyan
    22. Brian Giles
    23. Jeff Kent (just did it Thursday night)
    24. Phil Nevin
    25. Mike Piazza
    26. Dmitri Young
    Last edited by Utter Chaos; 06-22-2007 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins View Post
    Frank Robinson, Barry Bonds & Ken Griffey Jr.?
    F.Robinson (no Tampa, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Toronto, Seattle, Mont/Wash)
    Bonds (no Cleveland, Tampa)
    Griffey (no Seattle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Fred Mc Griff???
    McGriff (no Tampa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    Hank Aaron??
    Manny Ramirez???
    Aaron (no Seattle, Toronto, Colorado, Florida, Tampa, Arizona, White Sox, Atlanta, Milwaukee)
    Manny (no Colorado, Arizona)

    Hint: In order to have it a homer against all 30 teams a player would have had to be playing in 1998 or later.

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    Jim Thome??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    Guesses:

    Delgado
    Thome
    Vlad
    Sheff
    Soriano
    Beltran
    Irod
    Delgado (no Toronto)
    Thome (no Philadelphia)
    Vlad (no Anaheim)
    Sheff YES!
    Soriano YES!
    Beltran (no Houston, San Francisco)
    Irod (no Cincinnati, Washington)

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    Walker, Burks or Galarraga?

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    This is harder then I would have thought. I was trying to find guys that made multiple stops in both leagues, but with interplay, they really just needed to be in each league.

    More guesses:

    Brett Boone
    Jose Valentin
    Mike Cameron
    Tony Clark
    Fred McGriff

    And some more that I had originally excluded, but who knows

    A-Rod? Probalby not, as he has never played in the NL, but he has hit a ton of homeruns since interlague started
    Manny? - probalby not for same reason
    Bonds? - ditto
    Palmeiro? Tough to get Cubs, maybe other NL teams as well as he didn't hit a lot of homers there
    Shawn Green? tough to get Toronto
    Griffey? - not sure if he would have gotten Seattle or Cincy
    Edmonds? - also tough to get Angels and Cards
    McGwire? - if he got A's and Cards
    Glaus? - wasn't in NL very long, but did hit 37 homeruns for Airzona

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    Add these to the correct list:

    4. Ellis Burks (by Old Sweater)
    5. Bret Boone (by Brooklyn)
    6. Rafael Palmiero (by Brooklyn)
    7. Mike Cameron (by Brooklyn)
    8. Tony Clark (by Brooklyn)
    9. Shawn Green (by Brooklyn)

    Of the remaining 5, two are retired and three are active. The three active players all play on the same team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trivia Guy View Post
    A couple of guesses ----

    Mark McGwire?
    Jim Thome?
    They've already been guessed. Thome missed the Phillies and McGwire missed Tampa, Oakland, and the Cardinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sweater View Post
    Is the 3 active players on the same team.....

    Kent, Garciaparra and Luis Gonzalez?
    Nope, Kent missed Toronto, Nomar missed Boston and the Cubs and Gonzo missed Baltimore and Arizona.

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    another guess: Greg Vaughn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    For the two retired, Tino Martinez and Raul Mondesi?
    Whoops, I missed Mondesi so he's number 15. Tino is incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    Whoops, I missed Mondesi so he's number 15. Tino is incorrect.
    Glad I'm adding to the list, but I'm running out of guesses. here are three more retired players. Ventura, Olerud, Justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    another guess: Greg Vaughn
    Nope.

    Another hint for the two retired players. I'll list the number of homers they hit with their primary team and the number of career homers they had.

    Player A hit 59 out of his 186 career homers for the Cubs
    Player B hit 177 out of his 282 career homers for the Reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    Glad I'm adding to the list, but I'm running out of guesses. here are three more retired players. Ventura, Olerud, Justice
    Nope, nope, and nope. Olerud was a good guess but he missed the Mets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    Nope.

    Another hint for the two retired players. I'll list the number of homers they hit with their primary team and the number of career homers they had.

    Player A hit 59 out of his 186 career homers for the Cubs
    Player B hit 177 out of his 282 career homers for the Reds.
    I don't think I ever would have guessed Glenallen Hill and Eric Davis without those hints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    I don't think I ever would have guessed Glenallen Hill and Eric Davis without those hints.
    That's the two. Now all that's left is the three active players that are teammates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sweater View Post
    Moises Alou, Shawn Green and Carlos Delgado?
    Nope......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sweater View Post
    Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre and Jose Guillen?
    DING DING DING DING!

    I think that's the complete list of players that have homered against all 30 teams but I'm sure there's a good chance I missed somebody else.

    www.retrosheet.org was a great source. Just find the player and click on career splits to see how they fared against each team.
    Last edited by Utter Chaos; 06-21-2007 at 12:02 PM.

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    Just found four more to add to the list:

    16. Tony Batista
    17. Carl Everett
    18. Charles Johnson
    19. Rondell White

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    Thursday night Jeff Kent homered against Toronto so he becomes the 20th person to homer against all 30 teams.

    I also compiled a list of players that homered against every team that existed when they played. If I missed anybody let me know.

    20 Teams
    Joe Adcock
    Don Demeter

    24 Teams
    Deron Johnson

    26 Teams
    Jack Clark
    George Hendrick
    Graig Nettles
    Dave Parker
    Rusty Staub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    Thursday night Jeff Kent homered against Toronto so he becomes the 20th person to homer against all 30 teams.

    I also compiled a list of players that homered against every team that existed when they played. If I missed anybody let me know.

    20 Teams
    Joe Adcock
    Don Demeter

    24 Teams
    Alex Johnson
    Deron Johnson

    26 Teams
    Rico Carty
    Jack Clark
    George Hendrick
    Graig Nettles
    Dave Parker
    Rusty Staub

    30 Teams
    1. Sammy Sosa
    2. Gary Sheffield
    3. Alfonso Soriano
    4. Ellis Burks
    5. Bret Boone
    6. Rafael Palmiero
    7. Mike Cameron
    8. Tony Clark
    9. Shawn Green
    10. Raul Mondesi
    11. Eric Davis
    12. Glenallen Hill
    13. Richie Sexson
    14. Adrian Beltre
    15. Jose Guillen
    16. Tony Batista
    17. Carl Everett
    18. Charles Johnson
    19. Rondell White
    20. David Bell
    21. Russell Branyan
    22. Brian Giles
    23. Jeff Kent (just did it Thursday night)
    24. Phil Nevin
    25. Mike Piazza
    26. Dmitri Young
    Thanks to Sean Forman this list has been updated.

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    Alex Johnson managed to homer against all 24 teams, with only 78 career homeruns. Tough to do. His high against any team was 7 against Minnesota

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