Cal Ripken Jr. did it, Tony Gwynn did it, Johnny Bench did it, Pete Rose didn’t do it, Jerome Bettis didn’t do it, Shaq O’Neal hasn’t done it….And on the list goes….
It makes for an interesting list and I heard a radio show the other day going over many of the names on the list of players that played their entire career for the same team….
Ripken for the Orioles, Gwynn for the Padres, Bench for the Reds, Rose for the Reds, for the Phillies and the Expos…..Bettis for the LA Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Shaq for Orlando, LA, Miami, Phoenix, Boston etc….
Others with the same team their entire career would include:
Larry Bird-Boston Celtics
Among others that didn’t stay with the same team their entire career:
Tony Perez-Reds, Expos, Orioles
Joe Morgan-Reds, Astros
Roger Clemens-Red Sox, Yankees, Astros
Steve Garvey-Dodgers, Padres
Ron Cey-Dodgers, Cubs
Bill Buckner-Dodgers, Red Sox
Fred Lynn-Red Sox, Angels
Carlton Fisk-Red Sox, White Sox
Reggie Jackson-A’s, Orioles, Yankees, Angels
Johnny Unitas-Colts, Chargers
Joe Namath-Jets, Rams
Emmitt Smith-Cowboys, Cardinals
Duane Thomas-Cowboys, Redskins
Calvin Hill-Cowboys, Redskins
LeBron James-Cavaliers, Heat
Chris Bosh-Raptors, Heat
Kareem Abdul Jabbar-Bucks, Lakers
Kevin Garnett-Timbewolves, Celtics
Jamie Moyer-Mariners, Phillies, Cubs, Rangers, Astros, White Sox, Rays, Red Sox, Dodgers, Giants, etc…..
Willie Mays-Giants, Mets
******Name some more, this is an interesting topic……*****