Note: Mike’s on his honeymoon until September 28! Enjoy this auto-published post and help pray that some giant breaking news didn’t drop minutes before this fun yet otherwise fluffy post went up.
Over the years, 232 players have suited up for both the Dodgers & Reds, from George Hemming & Bert Inks in the 1890s to Jonathan Broxton, Todd Coffey, Dioner Navarro, Aaron Harang, Jerry Hairston, & Xavier Paul this year. Only 15 of those players played for the two clubs exclusively and no one else, and it’s been more than 40 years since the last of those men retired – Rule 5 pitcher Jose Pena, who finished off a short career in 1972.
Most of those players never had much of a career to speak of, with the possible exception of Bill Bergen, a hitter so poor that we brought him up repeatedly over the last few years as Juan Castro & Garret Anderson made assaults on the offensive futility record books.
What’s all this mean? Well, mostly that it’s hard to write a baseball blog from a week in the past when you have no idea what’s happening in the actual games. Hooray, trivia facts!