So I recently learned that Arizona Diamondback relief pitcher Mike Morgan has played for 12 different ball clubs (an all-time record) over the course of a career spanning 23 years and 4 decades (he joined the majors in 1979). Having played with over a third of the teams in the majors, and with the frequent roster turnover in today’s game, modern free agency being what it is, I wondered how many guys in the big leagues today he had played with at some point.
Then I thought, this sounds familiar. So, do you think everyone in the majors has a ‘Mike Morgan Number’? Anyone know of any resources we could use to play with this?
Cory Lidle has been with Oakland since last season, when he played with Jason Giambi, who has since gone to the New York Yankees, where he plays with Roger Clemens (the bastard), who played with Ricky Ledee during the latter’s stint in New York from '98-'99 and '00. Ledee is currently with Philadelphia, where he plays with Randy Wolf, who was with the team from '99, when Curt Schilling was still there. Schilling, of course, is a current teammate of Morgan’s with Arizona. Cory Lidle’s Morgan Number is 6 (as is that of anyone who was on the Oakland roster last year). From Lidle you could go to Randy Velarde who’s with Oakland now, and take it anywhere.
So, is this interesting to anyone but me?