Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trivia: Journeymen

The 1976 season ushered in Major League Baseball's free agency era. Therefore, it should be no suprise that the players who have played for the most MLB teams are primarily guys who have either recently retired or are still playing. Kenny Lofton holds the record for most different teams played for in the playoffs (6) and a DHL commercial even parodied how often he switched teams. During Lofton's career, he played for 11 different teams. However, currently that only puts him tied for second on the all-time list. There are two players who have played for 12 MLB teams. One of them is Mike Morgan, who retired in 2002. The other guy is still playing--and in fact filed for free agency this past Friday. Can you name that player?

3 comments:

Pauly said...

Darren Oliver?

Pauly said...

OK not Darren Oliver...only 8 MLB teams by my count.

It has to be a reliever or a middle infielder in my opinion.

Of course, Milton Bradley came immediately to mind, but he's not a free agent next year.

Greg said...

You were on the right track with a middle reliever...

The answer is Ron Villone. However, depending on who signs with whom, the answer to this question could change soon. Hot on Villone's 12 are three players at 11 who are still going: Paul Bako, Matt Stairs, and Julio Taverez.