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  • #31
    On a side note Rube Marquard lost 5.

    Dutch Leonard?
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Francoeurstein View Post
      Curt Schilling had 4.

      1 with Philly, 1 with Arizona, and 2 with Boston. And maaan was he a postseason performer.
      Schilling lost with Philadelphia though. It's gotta be a guy from the 1970's A's or a early century guy.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Macker View Post
        Which means nothing. Their Oracle / teammate counter includes players who weren't even on the team at the same time (including the players they were traded for.) Their list is ridiculous. Including 1973 for Maxvill is absurd.
        Well, that’s where I got the info for the OP. Technically, Maxvill did play on 5 teams that won the World Series. If BBREF wants to create a list, using certain standards, that’s their business. If you wish to have a list, that sets a different criteria, go for it.

        I don’t know how one can discount Barry and McInnis as having 5 rings? But I guess that’s my criteria.

        As I’ve pointed out, Eddie Collins’ claim to 6 rings is far more sketchy than Barry, Collins, or Maxvill’s claim to 5.
        This week's Giant

        #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Francoeurstein View Post
          Curt Schilling had 4.

          1 with Philly, 1 with Arizona, and 2 with Boston. And maaan was he a postseason performer.
          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
          Schilling lost with Philadelphia though.
          Chicago is correct, Schilling's only won with 3 teams.

          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
          On a side note Rube Marquard lost 5.
          Other players have lost more than Marquard.

          Dutch Leonard?
          Nope, neither one. Hubert played on two WS winning teams (Red Sox 1915-16) and Emil never played in the WS.
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          • #35
            Jim Gilliam 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965.

            I thought maybe Koufax or Drysdale might have had 4 too.
            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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            • #36
              Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
              Jim Gilliam 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965.

              I thought maybe Koufax or Drysdale might have had 4 too.
              All right, Junior! I think Podres just missed with 3, but I'll guess him anyway.
              Edit: Closer than I thought.
              Last edited by Jackaroo Dave; 01-03-2013, 06:45 PM.
              Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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              • #37
                Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                Jim Gilliam 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965.

                I thought maybe Koufax or Drysdale might have had 4 too.
                Gilliam is correct. Two left.

                Koufax is among 17 players to play on teams that won the WS in at least 4 seasons, although he only played in 3 of them. Drysdale has been on WS-winning teams in 3 seasons and played in the WS in all 3 (the same series as Koufax, '59, '63, '65).
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Jackaroo Dave View Post
                  All right, Junior! I think Podres just missed with 3, but I'll guess him anyway.
                  Podres is like Koufax: played on one WS-winner without playing in the WS itself ('55) and played in 3 WS on the winning side ('59, '63, '65).
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by DJC View Post
                    Podres is like Koufax: played on one WS-winner without playing in the WS itself ('55) and played in 3 WS on the winning side ('59, '63, '65).
                    Let's set the record straight. True, Podres pitched in the Series for 3 winning teams, but he was an active member of 5 World Series teams.

                    He pitched in 53 for a losing Brooklyn team.
                    He pitched in 55 for a winning Brooklyn team, and was WS MVP.
                    He pitched in 59 for a winning LA team.
                    He pitched in 63 for a winning LA team.
                    He was on a winning LA team in 65 but did not pitch in the Series.
                    Last edited by BigRon; 01-03-2013, 07:07 PM. Reason: Meant to say winning team in 65

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                      Let's set the record straight. True, Podres pitched in the Series for 3 winning teams, but he was an active member of 5 World Series teams.

                      He pitched in 53 for a losing Brooklyn team.
                      He pitched in 55 for a winning Brooklyn team, and was WS MVP.
                      He pitched in 59 for a winning LA team.
                      He pitched in 63 for a winning LA team.
                      He was on a losing LA team in 65 but did not pitch in the Series.
                      He was on a winning 65 LA team but did not pitch. I wonder why he wasn't on the WS roster though.

                      1966 he pitched briefly for the Dodgers. They lost to the Orioles that year.
                      Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 01-03-2013, 07:04 PM.
                      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by DJC View Post
                        Podres is like Koufax: played on one WS-winner without playing in the WS itself ('55) and played in 3 WS on the winning side ('59, '63, '65).
                        Ummmm I believe Podres played in 55 . . . . uh twice.

                        It was 65 when he sat. (They should have at least pinch hit him. He hit .313 in the post season.)

                        Edit: Oh, he wasn't on the roster? I guess they knew it would be over quickly.
                        Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                          Let's set the record straight. True, Podres pitched in the Series for 3 winning teams, but he was an active member of 5 World Series teams.

                          He pitched in 53 for a losing Brooklyn team.
                          He pitched in 55 for a winning Brooklyn team, and was WS MVP.
                          He pitched in 59 for a winning LA team.
                          He pitched in 63 for a winning LA team.
                          He was on a losing LA team in 65 but did not pitch in the Series.
                          Originally posted by Jackaroo Dave View Post
                          Ummmm I believe Podres played in 55 . . . . uh twice.

                          It was 65 when he sat. (They should have at least pinch hit him. He hit .313 in the post season.)

                          Edit: Oh, he wasn't on the roster? I guess they knew it would be over quickly.
                          Apologies, I flipped the years when I wrote that. He also played for the Dodgers in '66 but was traded before they reached the series and lost to the O's.
                          Last edited by Nerdlinger; 01-03-2013, 07:09 PM.
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                          • #43
                            Actually I wonder if Podres was on the 1965 WS roster. Having Koufax and Drysdale probably kept him out of the series.
                            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                              He was on a winning 65 LA team but did not pitch. I wonder why he wasn't on the WS roster though.

                              1966 he pitched briefly for the Dodgers. They lost to the Orioles that year.
                              Thanks- that was a typo by me. I saw every game of the 65 Series. I didn't realize (or remember) that he wasn't on the WS roster in 65. Are you sure about this? Podres had a lot of arm trouble around 64-65-66, so maybe that was the issue in 65?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by DJC View Post
                                Apologies, I flipped the years when I wrote that. He also sat in '66, when the Dodgers lost.
                                He left the Dodgers and played wit the Tigers in 1966.

                                1965 i'm kinda curious if he was on the WS roster. Baseball Reference I don't think tells who was on the WS rosters.
                                "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                                "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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