Baseball Etc.

"Don't set yourself on fire trying to keep others warm." -- author Penny Reid

I've got a lot of random baseball information, and I have access to even more random information, so I decided to group it all here for your time-killing pleasure. Wanna know about undrafted American major leaguers? It's here. What about guys injured by the ball itself? It's here. So are all the nine-figure contracts, all the (known) rule-breakers, and perhaps the most random of all: dudes with the same or similar names who aren't kin.

And that's just a partial list. Continue on:

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Draft/Debut Stuff (all listings are since 1987 unless otherwise noted)

 

Major league players (since 1980) to debut in their draft year include...(Drafting Team, Round/Pick)
 

  • Brian Anderson, 1993 (Angels 1/3)   

  • Rick Cerone, 1975 (Indians 1/7)    

  • Chad Cordero, 2003 (Expos 1/20) 

  • Garrett Crochet, 2020 (White Sox 1/11)   

  • Joey Devine, 2005 (Braves 1/27)    

  • Ross Detwiler, 2007 (Nationals 1/6)    

  • J.D. Drew, 1998 (Cardinals  1/5)   

  • Brandon Finnegan, 2014 (Royals, 1/17)    

  • Conor Gillaspie, 2007 (Giants 1/37)    

  • Jeff Granger, 1993 (Royals 1/5)    

  • Craig Hansen, 2005 (Red Sox 1/26)   

  • Bo Jackson, 1986 (Royals, 4/105)  

  • Mike Loynd, 1986 (Rangers 7/163)   

  • Ben McDonald, 1989 (Orioles 1/1)

  • Andrew Miller, 2006 (Tigers, 1/6)    

  • Xavier Nady, 2000 (Padres, 2/49)  

  • John Olerud, 1989 (Blue Jays, 3/7)

  • Ariel Prieto, 1995 (Athletics 1/5)   

  • Paco Rodriguez, 2012 (Dodgers, 2/82)   

  • Chris Sale, 2010 (White Sox, 1/13)    

  • Tim Stoddard, 1975 (White Sox 2/44) 
     

  • Ryan Wagner, 2003 (Reds 1/14) 

  • Rickie Weeks, 2003 (Brewers, 1/2)  

  • Dave Winfield, 1973 (Padres 1/4)

  • Ryan Zimmerman, 2005 (Nationals 1/4) 

  • more to come...​

 

 

 

Players to jump from Class A to make MLB debut include...
 

  • Sherten Apostel, 2020 Rangers

  • Brian Bocock, 2008 Giants

  • John Bormann, 2017 Pirates

  • Scott Bullett, 1991 Pirates

  • Hector Carrasco, 1994 Reds
     

  • Brandon Crawford, 2011 Giants

  • Jose Guillen, 1997 Pirates

  • Jordan Hicks, 2018 Cardinals

  • Wil Ledezma, 2003 Tigers (Rule V)

  • Jay Marshall, 2007 Athletics (Rule V) 
     

  • Miguel Mejia, 1996 Cardinals (Rule V)

  • Akeel Morris, 2015 Mets

  • Brandon Morrow, 2007 Mariners

  • Melvin Nieves, 1992 Braves

  • Jorge Polanco, 2014 Twins
     

  • Rick Porcello, 2009 Tigers

  • Scott Radinsky, 1990 White Sox

  • Magneuris Sierra, 2017 Cardinals

  • Kerry Taylor, 1993 Padres

  • Meibrys Viloria, 2018 Royals
     

  • Andrew Vaughn, 2021 White Sox

  • more to come...

 

Players drafted #40 or lower to reach majors include...
 

  • Brad Ausmus (#47 Yankees, 1987)

  • Marvin Benard (#50 Giants, 1992) 

  • Brad Brach (#42 Padres, 2008)

  • Ryan Bollinger (#47 Phillies, 2009)

  • Jason Botts (#46 Rangers, 1999)
     

  • Mike Cather (#41 Rangers, 1993)

  • Jeff Conine (#58 Royals, 1987)

  • Taylor Davis (#49 Marlins, 2008)

  • Jarrod Dyson (#50 Royals, 2006) 

  • Carl Edwards (#48 Rangers, 2011)
     

  • Terry Evans (#47 Cardinals, 2001)

  • Jason Giambi (#43 Athletics, 1989) 

  • Keith Glauber (#42 Cardinals, 1994)

  • Edwards Guzman (#50 Giants, 1995)

  • Kyle Farnsworth (#47 Cubs, 1994)

  • Keith Hernandez (#42, Cardinals, 1971)
     

  • Denny Hocking (#52 Twins, 1989)

  • Orlando Hudson (#43 Blue Jays, 1997)

  • Jason Isringhausen (#44 Mets, 1991)

  • Mike James (#43 Dodgers, 1987)

  • Terry Jones (#40 Rockies, 1993)
     

  • Gabe Kapler (#57 Tigers, 1995)

  • Brandon Kintzler (#40 Padres, 2004)

  • Doug Linton (#43 Blue Jays, 1986)

  • Julio Lugo (#43 Astros, 1994)

  • Paul Miller (#53 Pirates, 1987)
     

  • Danny Patterson (#47 Rangers, 1989) 

  • Brad Peacock (#41 Nationals, 2006)

  • Mike Piazza (#62 Dodgers, 1988)

  • Jorge Posada (#43 Yankees, 1989)

  • David Riske (#56 Indians, 1996)
     

  • Jose Santiago (#70 Royals, 1994)

  • Jason Shiell (#48 Braves, 1995)

  • Kevin Siegrist (#41 Cardinals, 2008)

  • Chris Spurling (#41 Yankees, 1997)

  • Glenn Sutko (#45 Reds, 1987)
     

  • Mike Vento (#40 Yankees, 1997)

  • Brad Voyles (#45 Braves, 1998)

  • Vance Wilson (#44 Mets, 1993)

  • Eric Young (#43 Dodgers, 1989) 

  • Daniel Zamora (#40 Pirates, 2015)

  • more to come...

 

 

Undrafted American players to make notable Major League contributions include...

 

  • Paul Assenmacher  •  Bobby Ayala  •  Joe Boever  •  Bobby Bonilla  •  Mike Bordick  •  Bob Brenly  •  Casey Candaele  •  Don Carman  •  Bob Dernier  •  Frank Dipino  •  Tom Herr  •  Ken Hill  •  Chris James  •  Ron Kittle  •  Les Lancaster  •  Bill Landrum  •  Mike LaValliere  •  Rick Mahler  •  Kevin Millar  •  Kevin Mitchell  •  Dale Mohorcic  •  Ken Oberkfell  •  Darren O'Day  •  Bob Ojeda  •  Mark Portugal  •  Terry Puhl  •  Dan Quisenberry  •  Jeff Reardon 

 

  • Mike Redmond  •  Jerry Royster  •  Randy St. Claire  •  Rick Schu  •  Doug Sisk  •  Bryn Smith  •  Jeff Stone  •  Kent Tekulve  •  Jeff Treadway  •  Claudell Washington  •  Marvell Wynne  •  more to come...

MLB Pitchers drafted/signed as position players include...
 

  • Pedro Baez (3B)  •  Rafael Betancourt (SS/2B) •  Ryan Bollinger (1B)  •  Jim Bullinger (SS)  •  Matt Bush (SS)  •  Jose Cuas (3B) •  Sean Doolittle (1B/OF) •  Mike Dunn (OF)  •  Bob Forsch (3B)  •  Kevin Foster (IF)  •  Mychal Givens (SS/2B)  •  Javy A. Guerra (SS)  •  Chris Hatcher (C) •  Trevor Hoffman (SS)  •  Brandon Hughes  •  Kenley Jansen (C)  •  Carlos Marmol (C/OF)  •  Marcus McBeth (OF)  •  Jason Motte (C)  •  Joe Nathan (SS)  •  Alexi Ogando (OF)  •  Troy Percival (C)  •  

    Luke Prokopec (OF)  •  Carlos Ramirez (OF)  •  Nick Ramirez (1B)  •  Dereck Rodriguez (OF)  •  Felix Rodriguez (C)  •  Nerio Rodriguez (C)  •  Scott Ruskin (1B/OF)  •  Dennis Santana (SS)  •  Sergio Santos (SS)  •  Rafael Soriano (OF)  •  Pedro Strop (SS)  • ​ Tim Wakefield (1B/3B)  •  Jordan Weems (C)  •  Victor Zambrano (SS/2B)  • ​ more to come....

 

list excludes players who converted after reaching MLB, such as Anthony Gose. List also excludes those who never played any other position regularly besides pitcher as a professional, such as Jacob deGrom.

Players to make MLB debut over age 30 include...(excludes those who came from foreign "major" league such as Keiichi Yabu, Takashi Saito, etc.)

 

 

  • Clemente Alvarez (2000 Phillies, age 32, C) 

  • Mark Appel (2022 Phillies, age 30, RP)

  • Eddy Alvarez (2020 Marlins, age 30, IF)  

  • Nevin Ashley (2015 Brewers, age 31, C) 

  • Tanner Banks (2022 White Sox, age 30, P)
     

  • Luke Barker (2022 Brewers, age 30, RP) 

  • Tony Barnette (2016 Rangers, age 30, RP) 

  • Manny Barreda (2021 Orioles, age 32, RP)  

  • Clay Bellinger (2000 Yankees, age 30, IF)  

  • Brennan Bernardino (2022 Mariners, age 30, RP) 
     

  • Wynton Bernard (2022 Rockies, age 31, OF)

  • Austin Bibens-Dirxx (2017 Rangers, age 32, P) 

  • Jeremy Bleich (2018 Athletics, age 31, RP)    

  • J.C. Boscan (2010 Braves, age 30, C)  

  • Cedric Bowers (2008 Rockies, age 30, P)    
     

  • Jim Bruske (1995 Dodgers, age 30, RP)    

  • Matt Buschmann (2016 D'Backs, age 32, RP) 

  • Edgar Caceres (1995 Royals, age 31, IF)    

  • Bubba Carpenter (2000 Rockies, age 31, OF) 

  • Angel Castro (2015 Athletics, age 32, RP)  
     

  • Mike Cervenak (2008 Phillies, age 31, 3B)   

  • Frank Charles (2000 Astros, age 31, C)    

  • Jason Childers (2006 Devil Rays, age 31, P)   

  • Cody Clark (2015 Astros, age 31, C)    

  • Alan Cockrell, Rockies (1996 Rockies, age 33, OF)
       

  • Chris Coste (2006 Phillies, age 33, C)    

  • Ryan Court (2019 Mariners, age 31, OF/1B)

  • Darron Cox (1999 Expos, age 31, C)   

  • Bobby Cramer (2010 Athletics, age 30, P)  

  • Jim Czajowski (1994 Rockies, age 30, RP) 
     

  • Brian Dallimore (2004 Giants, age 30, IF)    

  • Joey Dawley (2002 Braves, age 31, RP)   

  • Jumbo Diaz (2014 Reds, age 30, RP)   

  • Mark DiFelice (2008 Brewers, age 31, P)    

  • Brendan Donnelly (2002 Angels, age 30, RP)  
     

  • Danny Dorn (2015 D'Backs, age 30, OF)    

  • Travis Driskill (2002 Orioles, age 30, P) 

  • Jose Escobar (1991 Indians, age 30, IF)    

  • Paolo Espino (2017 Brewers, age 31, RP) 

  • Jesus Feliciano (2010 Mets, age 30, OF)    
     

  • Jose M. Fernandez (2018 Angels, age 30, IF)   

  • P.J. Forbes (1998 Orioles, age 30, IF) 

  • Tony Fossas (1988 Rangers, age 30, RP)    

  • Tim Fortugno (1992 Angels, age 30, RP) 

  • Alejandro Friese (2005 Orioles, age 30, 1B) 
     

  • Eddie Gamboa (2016 Rays, age 31, RP) 

  • Mike Garcia (1999 Pirates, age 31, P)   

  • Webster Garrison (1996 Athletics, age 30, IF)    

  • Shawn Gilbert (1997 Mets, age 32, UT)   

  • Mike Glavine (2003 Mets, age 30, 1B)    
     

  • Brian Gordon (2008 Rangers, age 30, P) 

  • Jarrett Grube (2014 Angels, age 30, P)    

  • Junior Guerra (2015 White Sox, age 30, P) 

  • Brandon Harper (2006 Nationals, age 30, C) 

  • Ryne Harper (2019 Twins, age 30, P)    
     

  • Jeff Harris (2005 Mariners, age 31, P)    

  • Louis Head (2021 Rays, age 31, RP)

  • Chris Heintz (2005 Twins, age 31, C)  

  • Ubaldo Heredia (1987 Expos, age 31, P)   

  • Kevin Herget (2022 Rays, age 31, RP)

  • Trent Hubbard (1994 Rockies, age 30, OF)   
     

  • Ken Huckaby (2001 Diamondbacks, age 30, C) 

  • Chris Jakubauskas (2009 Mariners, age 30, P)   

  • Mickey Jannis (2021 Orioles, age 33, RP)

  • Luis Jimenez (2012 Mariners, age 30, DH)   

  • Dane Johnson (1994 White Sox, age 31, RP)  
     

  • Mitch Jones (2009 Dodgers, age 31, OF)    

  • Merrill Kelly (2019 Diamondbacks, age 30, P)   

  • Dusten Knight (2021 Orioles, age 30, RP)

  • Jason Krizan (2022 Giants, age 32, OF)

  • Erik Kratz (2010 Phillies, age 30, C) 
     

  • Jalal Leach (2001 Giants, age 32, OF)   

  • Arcenio Leon (2017 Tigers, age 32, RP)   

  • John Lindsey (2010 Dodgers, age 30, OF)    

  • Mickey Lopez (2004 Mariners, age 30, 2B)

  • Ed Lucas (2013 Marlins, age 31, UT)    
     

  • Jean Machi (2012 Giants, age 30, RP)    

  • Brandon Mann (2018 Rangers, age 33, RP)    

  • David Manning (2003 Brewers, age 30, P)   

  • Rafael Martin (2015 Nationals, age 30, RP) 

  • Matt Miller (2003 Rockies, age 31, RP)    
     

  • Dale Mohorcic (1987 Rangers, age 30, RP)

  • Dustin Molleken (2016 Tigers, age 31, RP) 

  • Brian Moran (2019 Marlins, age 30, RP)  

  • Jim Morris (1998 Devil Rays, age 35, P)

  • Tommy Nance (2021 Cubs, age 30, RP)
     

  • Vinny Nittoli (2021 Mariners, age 30, RP)

  • Aaron Northcraft (2021 Padres, age 30, RP)

  • Kevin Ohme (2003 Cardinals, age 32, P)    

  • Edward Paredes (2017 Dodgers, age 31, RP)

  • Terry Pearson (2002 Tigers, age 30, P)    
     

  • Yohan Pino (2014 Twins, age 30, P)    

  • Dale Polley (1996 Yankees, age 30, RP)

  • Chris Prieto (2005 Angels, age 32, OF)   

  • Scott Rice (2013 Mets, age 31, RP)    

  • Ron Rightnowar (1995 Brewers, age 30, P)
     

  • Webster Rivas (2021 Padres, age 30, C)   

  • Dan Rohrmeier (1997 Mariners, age 31, 1B) 

  • Bubby Rossman (2022 Phillies, age 30, RP)

  • Randy Ruiz (2008 Twins, age 30, DH)   

  • Guilder Rodriguez (2014 Rangers, age 31, IF) 
     

  • Bobby Scales (2009 Cubs, age 31, UT)   

  • Steve Schrenk (1999 Phillies, age 30, P)    

  • Rick Short (2005 Nationals, age 32, 2B)   

  • Walter Silva (2009 Padres, age 32, P)    

  • Steve Sisco (2000 Braves, age 30, UT) 
     

  • Chuck Smith (2000 Marlins, age 30, P)    

  • Dar Smith (1990 Royals, age 30, P)   

  • Murphy Smith (2018 Blue Jays, age 31, RP)

  • Dennis Springer (1995 Phillies, age 30, P)   

  • Max St. Pierre (2010 Tigers, age 30, C)    
     

  • Joe Strong (2000 Marlins, age 37, RP)    

  • Tyler Sturdevant (2016 Athletics, age 32, RP)

  • Robert Suarez (2022 Padres, age 31, RP)

  • Jeff Tabaka (1994 Pirates, age 30, RP) 

  • Bill Taylor (1994 Athletics, age 32, RP)   
     

  • Jose Tolentino (1991 Astros, age 30, PH)    

  • Greg Tubbs (1993 Reds, age 30, OF)   

  • Raul Valdes (2010 Mets, age 32, RP)    

  • Ben Weber (2000 Giants, age 30, RP)    

  • Paul WIlmet (1989 Rangers, age 30, RP)  
     

  • Jacob Wilson (2021 Athletics, age 30, UT)

  • Tom Wilson (2001 Athletics, age 30, C)    

  • Darrin Winston (1997 Phillies, age 31, P)   

  • Alan Zinter (2002 Astros, age 34, UT) 

 

The Injured (all listings are since 1987 unless otherwise noted)  

*during brawl, celebration or anger require time missed, or nearly missed

 

 

Players to be beaned include: (click links for video or article)
 

 

Players to be hit in the head/face with a line drive include: (click links for video or article)
 

 

  • Norm Charlton, 1995 Phillies (by Steve Finley, Padres)    

  • Norm Charlton, 1998 Mariners (by Frank Thomas, White Sox)    

  • Matt Clement, 2005 Red Sox (by Carl Crawford, Devil Rays)    

  • Alex Cobb, 2013 Rays (by Eric Hosmer, Royals)    

  • Gerrit Cole, 2016 Pirates (by Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers; stayed in)    

  • Johnny Cueto, 2016 Giants (by Billy Burns, Athletics, exhibition; stayed in)

  • John Danks, 2011 White Sox (by Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks; stayed in)  
     

  • Miguel Del Pozo, 2021 Tigers (by Max Kepler, Twins) 

  • Luke Farrell, 2019 Angels (by Jalen Miller, Giants, exhibition)    

  • Jeff Ferrell, 2017 Tigers (by Ryon Healy, Athletics)   

  • Doug Fister, 2012 Tigers (by Gregor Blanco, Giants, postseason; stayed in)    

  • Bryce Florie, 2000 Red Sox (by Ryan Thompson, Yankees)   

  • J.A. Happ, 2013 Blue Jays (by Desmond Jennings, Rays)   

  • Blake Hawksworth, 2011 Cardinals (by Sam Fuld, Cubs)    
     

  • Brad Holman, 1993 Mariners (by Mario Diaz, Rangers)

  • T.J. House, 2017 Blue Jays (by John Hicks, Tigers, exhibition)    

  • David Huff, 2010 Indians (by Alex Rodriguez, Yankees)    

  • Philip Humber, 2011 White Sox (by Kosuke Fukudome, Indians)    

  • Kaz Ishii, 2002 Dodgers (by Brian Hunter, Astros)    

  • Chris Jakubauskas, 2010 Pirates (by Lance Berkman, Astros)    

  • Dan Jennings, 2014 Marlins (by Jordy Mercer, Pirates; ricochet caught for out)  
     

  • Clayton Kershaw, 2015 Dodgers (by Andy Parrino, Athletics; exhibition)    

  • Dallas Keuchel, 2018 Astros (by Kyle Seager, Mariners; stayed in)

  • Hiroki Kuroda, 2009 Dodgers (by Rusty Ryal, Diamondbacks)    

  • Al Leiter, 2004 Mets (by Alex Gonzalez, Marlins, exhibition)    

  • Colby Lewis, 2016 Rangers (by Carlos Correa, Astros; ricochet caught for out)    

  • Lance Lynn, 2017 Cardinals (by Lorenzo Cain, Royals; stayed in)    

  • Joe Martinez, 2009 Giants (by Mike Cameron, Brewers)  
     

  • Dustin May, 2019 Dodgers (by Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks)    

  • Brandon McCarthy, 2012 Athletics (by Erick Aybar, Angels)    

  • Bryan Mitchell, 2015 Yankees (by Eduardo Nunez, Twins)

  • Mike Mussina, 1998 Oroles (by Sandy Alomar Jr., Indians)    

  • Jimmy Nelson, 2015 Brewers (by Tommy Pham, Cardinals)    

  • Juan Nicasio, 2011 Rockies (by Ian Desmond, Nationals)    

  • Dustin Nippert, 2010 Rangers (by Austin Jackson, Tigers)  
     

  • Kevin Olsen, 2003 Marlins (by Todd Walker, Red Sox)    

  • Andy Pettitte, 1997 Yankees (by Cal Ripken, Jr., Orioles)    

  • Rick Porcello, Red Sox (by Willson Contreras, exhibition; stayed in)     

  • Horacio Ramirez, 2006 Braves (by Lance Berkman, Astros)    

  • Robbie Ray, 2017 Diamondbacks (by Luke Voit, Cardinals; ricochet caught for out)

  • Todd Ritchie, 2002 White Sox (by Rob Fick, Tigers; stayed in)

  • Matt Shoemaker, 2016 Angels (by Kyle Seager, Mariners)    
     

  • Pete Smith, 1990 Braves (by Terry Kennedy, Giants)    

  • Rafael Soriano, 2006 Mariners (by Vlad Guerrero, Angels)    

  • Jackson Stephens, 2022 Braves (by Brendan Donovan, Cardinals)

  • Mickey Storey, 2012 Astros (by Dave Sappelt, Cubs)    

  • Bill Swift, 1990 Mariners (by Gary Gaetti, Twins)    

  • Mike Thurman, 1998 Expos (by Jeffrey Hammonds, Reds)

  • Jameson Taillon, 2016 Pirates (by Hernan Perez, Brewers; stayed in)     

  • Jameson Taillon, 2019 Pirates (by Anthony Rizzo, Cubs) 
     

  • Masahiro Tanaka, 2020 Yankees (by teammate Giancarlo Stanton, sim game)  

  • Jose Valverde, 2008 Astros (by Pedro Feliz, Phillies; stayed in)    

  • Billy Wagner, 1998 Astros (by Kelly Stinnett, Diamondbacks)    

  • Mitch WIlliams, 1989 Cubs (by Jeff King, Pirates)    

  • Chris Young, 2008 Padres (by Albert Pujols, Cardinals)    

  • Jordan Zimmermann, 2018 Tigers (by Jason Kipnis, Indians)    

  • more to come..

Players to suffer other ball-related head injuries include...(excludes foul tips off catchers)
 

  • Al Alberquerque, 2011 Tigers (hit in head during batting practice)    

  • Nori Aoki, 2014 Royals (hit in head by catcher's return throw)

  • Josh Beckett, 2011 Red Sox (hit in head during batting practice)    

  • Marty Barrett, 1991 Padres (bunted ball off own face)   ​ 

  • Michael Barrett, 2008 Padres (foul ball off own face)

  • Carlos Beltran, 2014 Yankees (hit in face during batting practice)  
     

  • Adrian Beltre, 2017 Rangers (hit in head by dugout foul)    

  • Charlie Blackmon, 2018 Rockies (on deck; hit in head by foul) 

  • Xander Bogaerts, 2016 Red Sox (hit in head by throw while running)

  • Wade Boggs, 1997 Yankees (hit in head during batting practice)   

  • Reid Brignac, 2016 Braves (hit in head by grounder ricochet off 2B)

  • A.J. Burnett, 2012 Pirates (hit in face by own bunt; exhibition)

  • Asdrubal Cabrera, 2015 Rays (hit in head by throw while fielding) 

  • Melky Cabrera, 2017 White Sox (foul ball off own face)
     

  • Miguel Cabrera, 2012 Tigers (hit in face by bad-hop liner to 1B)    

  • Nick Castellanos, 2015 Tigers (hit in face by bad-hop grounder to 3B)    

  • Yu Darvish, 2014 Rangers (hit in head during batting practice)

  • Aledmys Diaz, 2016 Cardinals (foul ball off own face) 

  • Yandy Diaz, 2020 Rays (hit in face during batting practice)

  • R.A. Dickey, 2014 Blue Jays (hit in head during batting practice)

  • Derek Dietrich, 2016 Marlins (hit in head by dugout foul)  
     

  • J.D. Drew, 2011 Red Sox (bunt foul off face in BP)    

  • Juan Encarnacion, 2007 Cardinals (on deck; hit in face by foul)

  • Wilmer Flores, 2017 Mets (foul ball off own face)

  • Randal Grichuk, 2019 Blue Jays (foul ball off own face)

  • Franklin Gutierrez, 2012 Mariners (hit in face by pickoff throw) 

  • Ian Happ, 2020 Cubs (foul ball off own face)

  • Ryon Healy, 2017 Athletics (hit in head by bad-hop liner to 1B)  
     

  • Jeremy Hellickson, 2012 Rays (hit in head during batting practice)    

  • Rhys Hoskins, 2018 Phillies (foul ball off own face)

  • Drew Hutchinson, 2016 Blue Jays (hit in head by catcher's throw; exhibition)

  • Adam Jones, 2015 Orioles (foul ball off own face)

  • James Jones, 2014 Mariners (hit in head by throw while running)

  • Ricky Jordan, 1992 Phillies (hit in face by liner during batting practice)

  • Matt Keough, 1991 Athletics (hit in head by dugout foul; exhibition)

  • Julio Lugo, 2010 Orioles (hit in head by pickoff throw) 
     

  • Norberto Martin, 1996 White Sox (bunted ball off own face)

  • Jose Martinez, 2017 Cardinals (hit in head by dugout foul)  

  • Andrew Miller, 2013 Red Sox (hit in head by dugout foul)

  • Brad Miller, 2018 Rays (hit in face by own ricochet batting practice liner)   

  • Jordan Montgomery, 2017 Yankees (hit in head during batting practice) 

  • Colin Moran, 2017 Astros (foul ball off own face)   

  • Justin Morneau, 2015 Rockies (hit in face by throw)
     

  • Wil Myers, 2017 Padres (hit in face by grounder during batting practice at 3B) 

  • Matt Olson, 2021 Athletics (hit in face during batting practice)

  • Shawn O'Malley, 2015 Mariners (hit in head by throw while running)

  • Hunter Pence, 2016 Giants (foul ball off own face)   

  • David Peralta, 2015 Diamondbacks (foul ball off own face)

  • Stephen Piscotty, 2017 Cardinals (hit in head by throw)

  • Rob Refsnyder, 2016 Yankees (hit in face by bad-hop grounder to 3B)    

  • Jose Reyes, 2016 Mets (foul ball off own face)
     

  • Ryan Roberts, 2011 Diamondbacks (hit in face by bad-hop grounder to 3B) 

  • Jimmy Rollins, 2014 Phillies (foul ball off own face)

  • Carlos Santana, 2016 Indians (hit in head by dugout foul) 

  • Max Scherzer, 2019 Nationals (foul ball off own face during batting practice)

  • Curt Schilling, 1993 Phillies (hit in head by throw)

  • Kevin Seitzer, 1993 Brewers (hit in face during infield practice)

  • Terry Steinbach, 1988 Athletics (hit in face during pregame activities)

  • Trevor Story, 2019 Rockies (hit in face by grounder to SS)
     

  • Eugenio Velez, 2009 Giants (hit in head by dugout foul)  

  • Eric Young Jr., 2014 Mets (hit in face during batting practice)

  • more to come...

Pitchers to have multiple "Tommy John" surgeries include:  * = had surgery before reaching MLB

  • Tejay Antone (2017*, 2021)

  • Brandon Beachy (2012, 2014)

  • Doug Brocail (2001, 2002)

  • Walker Buehler (2015*, 2022)

  • Matt Bush (2018, 2019)

  • Chris Capuano (2002*, 2008)
     

  • Mike Clevinger (2013*, 2020)

  • Nathan Eovaldi (2007*, 2016)

  • Jeremy Hefner (2013, 2014)

  • Jason Isringhausen (1998, 2008, 2009)

  • Josh Johnson (2007, 2013, 2015)

  • Kris Medlen (2010, 2014)
     

  • Peter Moylan (2008, 2015)

  • Steve Ontiveros (1989, 1996)

  • Chris Paddack (2016*, 2022)

  • Jarrod Parker (2009*, 2014)

  • Drew Rasmussen (both in college; years unknown at present)

  • Joe Ross (2017, 2022)
     

  • Joakim Soria (2003*, 2012)

  • Jameson Taillon (2014*, 2019)

  • Justin Topa (one apeice in college and minors; years unknown at present)

  • Jonny Venters (2005*, 2013, 2014)

  • Brian Wilson (2003*, 2012)

  • this list was accidentally removed some time back and is undergoing reconstruction. Thanks for your patience, if you are indeed being patient.

Position players to have "Tommy John" surgery include:    * = had surgery before reaching MLB

  • Travis d'Arnaud, C (2018)

  • Akil Baddoo, OF (2019*)

  • Franklin Barreto, 2B (2021)

  • Jay Buhner, OF (1999)

  • Jose Canseco, OF (1993)

  • Curt Casali, C (2009*)
     

  • Garrett Cooper, 1B (2021)

  • Carl Crawford, OF (2012)

  • Travis d'Arnaud, C (2018)

  • Didi Gregorius, SS (2018)

  • Aaron Hicks, OF (2019)

  • Carter Kieboom, 3B (2022)
     

  • Alex Kirilloff, OF (2017*)

  • Paul Molitor, 3B (1984)

  • Xavier Nady, OF (2001, 2009)

  • Jay Payton, OF (1995*, 1997)

  • Salvador Perez, C (2019)

  • T.J. Rivera, IF (2017)
     

  • Jake Rogers, C (2021)

  • Pablo Sandoval, 3B/1B (2019)

  • Miguel Sano, 3B/1B (2014*) 

  • Corey Seager, SS (2018)

  • Gleyber Torres, 2B/SS (2017*)

  • Christian Vazquez, C (2015)
     

  • Matt Wieters, C  (2014)

  • more to come...

  • this is a new addition to TSR; we thank you for your patience as we construct it since my memory isn't what it once was.

Players injured during a brawl include:
 

Players injured during a celebration include...
 

Players injured angry over performance include...

 

The Paid

 

Players to sign $100M+ contracts include: 

(Year represents first year of deal taking effect. Contracts shown in number of years/total millions format. Red = currently with original signing team. Neither player nor team options included.)

 

 

  • Ronald Acuna (2019 Braves; 8Y/$100M extension signed in 2019)

  • Yordan Alvarez (2023 Astros; 6Y/$115M extension signed in 2022)

  • Elvis Andrus (2015 Rangers; 8Y/$120M extension signed in 2013)

  • Nolan Arenado (2020 Rockies; 8Y/$260M extension signed in 2019)

  • Javier Baez (2022 Tigers; 6Y/$140M)

  • Trevor Bauer (2021 Dodgers; 3Y/$102M)

  • Carlos Beltran (2005 Mets, 7Y/$119M)
     

  • Mookie Betts, 2021 Dodgers (12Y/$365M extension signed in 2020)

  • Ryan Braun (2016 Brewers; 5Y/$105M extension signed in 2011 completed)

  • Kevin Brown (1999 Dodgers; 7Y/$105M)

  • Kris Bryant (2022 Rockies; 7Y/$182M)

  • Byron Buxton (2022 Twins; 7Y/$100M extension signed in 2021)

  • Miguel Cabrera (2009 Tigers; 8Y/$152M extension signed in 2008)
     

  • Miguel Cabrera (signed a second extension for 8Y/$248M in 2014)

  • Matt Cain (2014 Giants, 5Y/$112.5M extension signed in 2013 completed)

  • Robinson Cano (2014 Mariners; 10Y/$240M)

  • Nick Castellanos (2022 Phillies; 5Y/$100M)

  • Yoenis Cespedes (2017 Mets; 4Y/$110M. Deal restructured in 2019; completed)

  • Shin-Soo Choo (2014 Rangers; 7Y/$130M completed)
     

  • Gerrit Cole (2020 Yankees; 9Y/$324M)

  • Patrick Corbin (2019 Nationals; 6Y/$140M)

  • Carlos Correa (2022 Twins; 3Y/$105.3M)

  • Carl Crawford (2011 Red Sox; 7Y/$142M)

  • Johnny Cueto (2016 Giants; 6Y/$130M completed)

  • Jacob deGrom (2019 Mets; 5Y/$137.5M extension signed in 2019)

  • Jacoby Ellsbury (2014 Yankees; 7Y/$153M)
     

  • Prince Fielder (2012 Tigers; 9Y/$214M)

  • Wander Franco (2022 Rays; 12Y/$185M extension signed in 2021)

  • Freddie Freeman (2014 Braves; 8Y/$135M extension signed in 2014 completed)

  • Freddie Freeman (2022 Dodgers; 6Y/$162M)

  • Kevin Gausman (2022 Blue Jays; 5Y/$110M)

  • Jason Giambi (2002 Yankees; 7Y/$120M completed)
     

  • Paul Goldschmidt (2020 Cardinals; 5Y/$130M extension signed in 2019)

  • Adrian Gonzalez (2012 Red Sox; 7Y/$154M extension signed in 2011)

  • Zack Greinke (2013 Dodgers; 6Y/$147M. Opted out after 2015)

  • Zack Greinke (2016 Diamondbacks; 6Y/$206M)

  • Ken Griffey, Jr. (2000 Reds; 9Y/$112M)

  • Cole Hamels (2013 Phillies; 6Y/$144M extension signed in 2012)
     

  • Josh Hamilton (2013 Angels; 5Y/$125M)

  • Mike Hampton (2001 Rockies; 8Y/$121M)

  • Bryce Harper (2019 Phillies; 13Y/$325M)

  • Todd Helton (2003 Rockies; 9Y/$141.5M extension signed in 2001 completed)

  • Felix Hernandez (2015 Mariners; 5Y/$135.5M extension signed in 2013 completed)

  • Jason Heyward (2016 Cubs; 8Y/$184M)
     

  • Matt Holliday (2010 Cardinals; 7Y/$120M completed)

  • Eric Hosmer, 2018 Padres (8Y/$144M)

  • Ryan Howard (2012 Phillies; 5Y/$125M extension signed in 2010 completed)

  • Derek Jeter (2002 Yankees; 10Y/$189M extension signed in 2001 completed)

  • Matt Kemp (2012 Dodgers; 8Y/$160M extension signed in 2011)

  • Clayton Kershaw (2014 Dodgers; 7Y/$215M. Signed 3Y/$93M extension for 2019-21; completed)
     

  • Carlos Lee (2007 Astros; 6Y/$100M)

  • Cliff Lee (2011 Phillies; 5Y/$120M completed)

  • Jon Lester (2015 Cubs; 6Y/$155M completed)

  • Francisco Lindor (2022 Mets; 10Y/$341M)

  • Manny Machado (2019 Padres; 10Y/$300M)

  • J.D. Martinez (2018 Red Sox; 5Y/$110M)
     

  • Joe Mauer (2011 Twins; 8Y/$184M extension signed in 2010 completed)

  • Joe Musgrove (2023 Padres; 5Y/$100M)

  • Matt Olson (2022 Braves; 8Y/$164M)

  • Dustin Pedroia (2015 Red Sox; 8Y/$110M extension signed in 2013)

  • Buster Posey (2014 Giants; 8Y/$167M extension signed in 2013 completed)

  • David Price, (2016 Red Sox; 7Y/$217M)

  • Albert Pujols (2005 Cardinals; 7Y/$100M extension signed in 2004 completed)
     

  • Albert Pujols (2012 Angels; 10Y/$240M)

  • Jose Ramirez (2022 Guardians; 5Y/$124M extension signed in 2022)

  • Manny Ramirez (2001 Red Sox; 8Y/$160M)

  • Robbie Ray (2022 Mariners; 5Y/$115M)

  • J.T. Realmuto (2021 Phillies; 5Y/$115M)

  • Anthony Rendon (2020 Angels; 7Y/$245M)
     

  • Jose Reyes (2012 Blue Jays; 6Y/$106M)

  • Alex Rodriguez (2001 Rangers; 10Y/$250M. As a Yankee, opted out after 2007 and re-signed with Yankees for 10Y/$275M)

  • C.C. Sabathia (2009 Yankees; 7Y/$161M. 1-year extension signed in 2011 completed)

  • Johan Santana (2008 Mets; 6Y/$137.5M completed)

  • Max Scherzer (2015 Nationals; 7Y/$201M)

  • Max Scherzer (2022 Mets; 3Y/$130M)
     

  • Corey Seager (2022 Rangers; 10Y/$325M)

  • Marcus Semien (2022 Rangers; 7Y/$175M)

  • Kyle Seager (2015 Mariners; 7Y/$100M extension completed)

  • Alfonso Soriano (2007 Cubs; 8Y/$136M)

  • George Springer (2021 Blue Jays; 6Y/$150M)

  • Giancarlo Stanton (2015 Marlins; 13Y/$325M extension)
     

  • Trevor Story (2022 Red Sox; 4Y/$140M)

  • Stephen Strasburg (2020 Nationals; 7Y/$245M)

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. (2021 Padres; 14Y/$340M extension signed in 2020)

  • Mark Teixeira (2009 Yankees; 8Y/$180M completed)

  • Mike Trout (2015 Angels; 6Y/$144.5M extension signed in 2014 completed)

  • Mike Trout (2021 Angels; 12Y/$430M extension signed in 2019)
     

  • Troy Tulowitzki  (2015 Rockies; 6Y/$120M extension signed in 2010)

  • Justin Verlander (2013 Tigers; 8Y/$180M extension signed in 2013)

  • Joey Votto (2014 Reds; 10Y/$225M extension signed in 2014)

  • Vernon Wells (2007 Blue Jays; 7Y/$126M)

  • Jayson Werth (2011 Nationals; 7Y/$126M completed)

  • Zack Wheeler, (2020 Phillies; 5Y/$118M)
     

  • David Wright (2014 Mets; 8Y/$138M extension signed in 2012 completed)

  • Christian Yelich (2021 Brewers; 9Y/$215M extension signed in 2020)

  • Jordan Zimmermann (2016 Tigers; 5Y/$110M completed)

  • Barry Zito (2007 Giants; 7Y/$126M completed)

Other players to earn $20 million or more in annual salary include: (only original signing teams listed; AAV = Average Annual Value)
 

  • Nolan Arenado - $26M in 2019 (Rockies)

  • Homer Bailey - $23M in 2019 (Reds)

  • Mookie Betts - $27M in 2020 (Red Sox)

  • Barry Bonds - $22M in 2005 (Giants)

  • Josh Donaldson - $23M in 2018 (Blue Jays)

  • Josh Donaldson - $23M in 2019 (Braves)

  • Josh Donaldson - $23M AAV in 2020-23 (Twins)

  • Edwin Encarnacion - $20M AAV in 2017-19 (Indians)

  • Alex Gordon - $20M AAV in 2018-19 (Royals)

  • Roy Halladay - $20M in 2011 (Phillies)
     

  • Tim Lincecum - $22M in 2013 (Giants)

  • Francisco Lindor - $22M in 2021 (Mets)

  • Russell Martin - $20M AAV in 2017-19 (Blue Jays)

  • Rick Porcello - $20.1M AAV in 2016-19 (Red Sox)

  • Hanley Ramirez - $22.75M AAV in 2016-18 (Red Sox)
     

  • Jose Ramirez - $22M in 2023 (Guardians)

  • Carlos Rodon - $22M AAV in 2022-23 (Giants)

  • Marcus Stroman - $23.66M AAV in 2022-24 (Cubs)

  • Noah Syndergaard - $21M in 2022 (Angels)

  • Masahiro Tanaka - $22M AAV in 2014-15 (Yankees)

  • Justin Verlander  - $25M in 2022 (Astros)
     

  • more to come...

Violators

 

Major leaguers ejected/suspended for foreign substance/object include:

 

 

Major league players to be suspended for PED/amphetamines/etc. violations include:  * = was on a minor league contract when suspended