There are 19 players on the hall of fame ballot for the first time this year and for many it may be the last. Here is a quick review of the players in alphabetical order . All the teams they played for are listed in descending order according to games played for everyday players and innings pitched for pitchers.
Casey Blake – Third Baseman, Rightfielder and First Baseman
Teams: Indians, Dodgers, Twins, Blue Jays, Orioles
Pat Burrell – Leftfielder and First baseman
Nickname: Pat the Bat
Teams: Phillies, Giants, and Rays
Orlando Cabrera – Shortstop and Second Baseman
Nicknames: O.C. and O-Dog
Teams: Expos, Angels, White Sox, Reds, A’s Indians, Twins, Red Sox, Giants
Mike Cameron -Centerfielder
Teams: Mariners, White Sox, Padres,Brewers, Mets, Reds, Red Sox, and Marlins
J.D. Drew – Rightfielder
Teams: Red Sox, Cardinals, Dodgers, and Braves
Carlos Guillen – Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Teams: Tigers and Mariners
Vladimir Guerrero – Rightfielder
Nicknames: Vladdy and Vlad the Impaler
Teams: Expos, Angels, Rangers, and Orioles
Derrek Lee – First Baseman
Teams: Cubs, Marlins, Orioles, Braves, Pirates and Padres
Melvin Mora – Third Baseman, Outfielder, and Shortstop
Teams: Orioles, Mets , Rockies and Diamonbacks
Magglio Ordonez – Rightfielder
Teams: White Sox , Tigers
Jorge Posada – Catcher
Manny Ramirez – Outfielder.
Nicknames Man-ram Manny being Manny & Mannywood.
Teams: Red Sox, Indians, Dodgers, White Sox and Rays.
Edgar Renteria – Shortstop
Teams: Cardinals, Marlins, Braves Giants, White Sox, Tigers, and Reds
Arthur Rhodes – Pitcher
Orioles, Mariners, Reds, Phillies, Indians, A’s, Rangers, Marlins and Cardinals
Ivan Rodriguez – Catcher,
Nicknames: Pudge and I-Rod.
Teams: Rangers, Tigers, Nationals, Marlins, Astors and Yankees.
Freddy Sanchez – Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Teams: Pirates, Giants, and Red Sox
Matt Stairs: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Nickname: Wonder Hamster
Teams: A’s, Royals, Blue Jays, Cubs, Pirates, Phillies, Brewers, Padres, Expos/Nationals, Red Sox, Rangers and Tigers
Jason Varitek – Catcher
Team: Red Sox
Tim Wakefield: Pitcher
Teams: Red Sox and Pirates
The new players average being on 5 teams in theri career, With a range of 2 players, Varitek and Posada playing on one team and Matt Stairs playing on 12 (13 if you count the Expos and Nationals seperately)
Next Time: I will tell you who I would vote for If I could.