• Studio 54

    Posted by on May 31st, 2006 · Comments (4)

    Today, I was wondering “How many former Yankees are currently still active with other major league teams?”

    So, I asked Lee Sinins if there was a way to get this list from the raw data behind the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia. Here’s the answer:

    Mark Bellhorn
    Armando Benitez
    Aaron Boone
    Joe Borowski
    Tony Clark
    Brandon Claussen
    Jose Contreras
    David Dellucci
    Alan Embree
    Tom Gordon
    Todd Greene
    Jason Grimsley
    Brad Halsey
    Chris Hammond
    Orlando Hernandez
    D’Angelo Jimenez
    Nick Johnson
    Steve Karsay
    Randy Keisler
    Matt Lawton
    Ricky Ledee
    Travis Lee
    Jon Lieber
    Ted Lilly
    Esteban Loaiza
    Kenny Lofton
    Mike Lowell
    Dan Miceli
    Terry Mulholland
    Dioner Navarro
    Jeff Nelson
    Andy Pettitte
    Juan Rivera
    Felix Rodriguez
    Kenny Rogers
    Ruben Sierra
    J.T. Snow
    Alfonso Soriano
    Russ Springer
    Mike Stanton
    Marcus Thames
    Javier Vazquez
    Mike Vento
    Jose Vizcaino
    David Weathers
    Jeff Weaver
    David Wells
    Jake Westbrook
    Rondell White
    Bob Wickman
    Chris Widger
    Todd Williams
    Jay Witasick
    Tony Womack

    No wonder why it seems like every time the Yankees play someone there’s a Yankees alum on the team. There’s 54 players on this list.

    Thanks to Lee for answering the question.

    Comments on Studio 54

    1. rbs10025
      May 31st, 2006 | 5:09 pm

      A friend of mine has a bad habit when watching games of saying “former Brewer” when someone comes to bat. Usually it’s someone halfway decent who the Brewers traded away for a Proven Veteran or other failed experiment.

      But my friend’s habit got so tiresome that I eventually followed suit by saying “former Yankee” whenever someone from your list showed up. Good to have the list; there’s some names on it that I need reminding of.

    2. Jen
      May 31st, 2006 | 7:02 pm

      When my brother comes to the Stadium with me, we watch the out-of-town scores for ex-Yankee starters. Always seems that there’s at least 2 going on any given day.

    3. June 1st, 2006 | 9:50 am

      And, it should be noted that my list only has those who played for the Yankees – it doesn’t include people like Eric Milton who came up in the system and were traded before making the Yankees.

    4. JohnnyC
      June 1st, 2006 | 11:29 am

      Nor Wily Mo Pena, among others. I’m sure someone has done this recently…which organization has the most system products playing in the major leagues currently? Pretty sure the Yankees are high up on that list. Sort of refutes the generally accepted notion that the Yankees system produces zilch. Ask Billy Beane what he thinks of Yankees prospects. He seems to collect enough of them.

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