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Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 07:20 PM
WITHOUT use of the ---damn internet!!!!!!

Who played in 4 decades?.....not Minnie Minoso.....yes he did, but looking for someone else, hint he was decent with the bat.

Well?

bnorth
03-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Teddy Ballgame AKA Ted Williams

Bpm0014
03-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Rickey Henderson too I beleive.

39special
03-26-2015, 07:44 PM
Tim McCarver

seattlerainiers
03-26-2015, 07:45 PM
....Mickey Vernon comes to mind.

WillowGrove
03-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Rick Demsey? ☺

ctownboy
03-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Willie McCovey???

Hot Springs Bathers
03-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Luke Appling missed it by one year 1930-50!

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Ben got it out of the gate with T-Dub.

Williams played in the 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's.

How many other HOFers played in 4 decades.

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Nice job Brendon!

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 08:19 PM
A HOF 2B and amazingly a HOF Catcher too!!!! who dammit who?

dougiedshow
03-26-2015, 08:20 PM
I think Rickey Henderson and griffey Jr. would qualify.

bnorth
03-26-2015, 08:24 PM
We can add a pitcher in Nolan Ryan.

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 08:26 PM
Ryan is the only HOF pitcher.....Cy Young was close, but no cigar!

clydepepper
03-26-2015, 08:26 PM
A HOF 2B and amazingly a HOF Catcher too!!!! who dammit who?

Fisk is the catcher

Schoendienst for 2B?

39special
03-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Early Wynn played in four decades.

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Not Red...he was only 40 50 & 60s

the guy i'm looking for played with SJJ

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 09:08 PM
Early Wynn played in four decades.

my error on Early Wynn, u are correct.

so 2 pitchers 4 hitters

clydepepper
03-26-2015, 09:27 PM
How about Anson? Not sure without looking.

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 09:41 PM
but only in 3 decades

Scott Garner
03-26-2015, 09:46 PM
Somebody stole my Nolan Ryan answer, but HOF Eddie Collins, no?

milkit1
03-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Arlie Latham?

milkit1
03-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Jack Quinn

Shoeless Moe
03-26-2015, 10:29 PM
that's it for the HOFers.

nolemmings
03-27-2015, 02:38 AM
A deserving Hall of Famer, although he'll likely never make it--Jim Kaat.

egri
03-27-2015, 08:42 AM
I've heard it's rumored that Elmer Valo got into 1 game with the 1939 Philadelphia Athletics; if so then he would be another four-decade player.

jason.1969
03-27-2015, 10:13 AM
McCovey was the guy who jumped out at me as a kid. I thought it was cool to have a 1980 Topps card with stats going back to 1959.

jhs5120
03-27-2015, 10:18 AM
My first thought was Jamie Moyer and I just looked him up - he played from 1986 to 2012!

WOW! :eek:

bn2cardz
03-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Jamie Moyer
Jack Quinn
Nick Altrock
Nolan Ryan
Jesse Orosco

Jim O'Rourke
Deacon McGuire
Dan Brouthers
Carlton Fisk
Omar Vizquel

This isn't all of them, but just ones that I know played past the age of 45 and hit the 4 decades.

Including Negro leagues you would have a few more including Satchel Paige

perezfan
03-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Jim Kaat was celebrated as a 4 decade player at the end of his career. And he could really hit!

Edit: Oops- sorry, I missed Todd's post !��

nolemmings
03-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Kitty could field too--16 Gold Gloves, all in a row!

Mark17
03-30-2015, 01:42 AM
Jim Kaat was celebrated as a 4 decade player at the end of his career. And he could really hit!

Kaat had a reputation as being a good hitter, but .185 lifetime isn't all that great, even for a pitcher. This is his lifetime average compared to some of the guys he played with on the Twins:

Pascual .205
Boswell .202
Perry .199
Kaat .185

Although Kaat did have more home runs than those other guys...

And he was, no question, a great and smart fielder.

perezfan
03-30-2015, 01:55 AM
I guess he was a better fielder, then. Not sure why I remember him as being a good hitter. :confused:

I think he hit a few clutch (or perhaps game winning) homers that drew some good publicity. Perhaps his .185 average was offset by having some power or clutch hitting ability. I thought maybe he was used as a pinch hitter a few times as well. Could be wrong...

nolemmings
03-30-2015, 11:01 AM
You are not misremembering-- Kaat was often used as a pinch hitter, and was a great athlete. One blogger noted that he was used as a pinch hitter or pinch runner 106 times in his career.

Twins fans of my vintage remember that 1972 season when he broke his hand/wrist sliding into second. He continued to pitch through a couple more innings, won the game and was 10-2 less than halfway through the season, with an ERA barely over 2. Oh, and he was batting .289 with a couple of dingers!! The broken wrist ended his season and messed him up in 1973 as well.

Mark17
03-30-2015, 09:38 PM
You are not misremembering-- Kaat was often used as a pinch hitter, and was a great athlete. One blogger noted that he was used as a pinch hitter or pinch runner 106 times in his career.

Twins fans of my vintage remember that 1972 season when he broke his hand/wrist sliding into second. He continued to pitch through a couple more innings, won the game and was 10-2 less than halfway through the season, with an ERA barely over 2. Oh, and he was batting .289 with a couple of dingers!! The broken wrist ended his season and messed him up in 1973 as well.

What I remember is after that, Calvin sent him to the White Sox, and then stated in the papers that the Twins were in need of a left-handed starter... Kaat went on to win 20 games each of the next 2 years in Chicago.

nolemmings
03-30-2015, 09:53 PM
What I remember is after that, Calvin sent him to the White Sox, and then stated in the papers that the Twins were in need of a left-handed starter... Kaat went on to win 20 games each of the next 2 years in Chicago.

Yep, and the Twins drafted Eddie Bane :)

slidekellyslide
03-31-2015, 05:23 PM
My first thought was Jamie Moyer and I just looked him up - he played from 1986 to 2012!

WOW! :eek:

Jamie Moyer was the last player in the Major Leagues who was older than me....made me sad to see him retire.