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Single Team All-Stars?

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Single Team All-Stars?
I'm a huge fan of MLB players who were great players and who played their entire careers with the same team. Below is a list of some of those players. Who are the Japanese players who have done that in Japan or in MLB?
    Mickey Mantle
    Joe DiMaggio
    Lou Gehrig
    Roberto Clemente
    Brooks Robinson
    Carl Yastrzemski
    Mel Ott
    Ernie Banks
    Walter Johnson
    Stan Musial
    Ted Williams
    Johnny Bench
    Cal Ripken Jr.
    Tony Gwynn
    Jack Robinson
Re: Single Team All-Stars?
[ Author: Guest: Jim Albright | Posted: Oct 3, 2003 9:56 AM ]

A quick look at my work yields the following (omitting any player still active) in no particular order, and with franchise listed:
    Yoshio Yoshida, Tigers
    Koji Yamamoto, Carp
    Hisashi Yamada, BlueWave
    Tsutomi Wakamatsu, Swallows
    Morimichi Takagi, Dragons
    Keishi Suzuki, Buffaloes
    Tadashi Sugiura, Hawks
    Bobby Rose, BayStars
    Sadaharu Oh, Giants
    Futoshi Nakanishi, Lions
    Shigeo Nagashima, Giants
    Minoru Murayama, Tigers
    Tatsuhiko Kimata, Dragons
    Tetsuaharu Kawakami, Giants
    Masayuki Kakefu, Tigers
    Kazuhisa Inao, Lions
    Michiyo Arito, Marines
    Shigeru Chiba, Giants
    Fumio Fujimura, Tigers
    Ryohei Hasegawa, Carp
    Tatsunori Hara, Giants
    Yutaka Fukumoto, BlueWave
    Taira Fujita, Tigers
This isn't meant as a comprehensive list, and covers name changes (Kyojin to Giants for example).
Re: Single Team All-Stars?
[ Author: Guest: MyDogSparty | Posted: Oct 3, 2003 2:40 PM ]

Thank you Jim.
Re: Single Team All-Stars?
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Oct 3, 2003 10:22 AM ]

I think you should add George Brett, Mike Schmidt, and Robin Yount to that list. Those are the guys of my generation.
Re: Single Team All-Stars?
[ Author: Guest: MyDogSparty | Posted: Oct 3, 2003 2:42 PM ]

You're right, Brett, Schmidt and Yount also belong on that list. But don't worry, I didn't forget about them. I actually have a list of 171 MLB players who have played at least 10 years in the Majors and played their entire career with one team. I just didn't want to list them all.

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