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"It takes two to lie—one to lie, and one to listen.'" -- Homer Simpson

Players to appear in at least 100 MLB games since 1987 and never appear on a Topps Base or Traded/Update Card include...

  • Armando Almanza: He was a regular member of the Marlins' bullpen from 2000-03, pitching at least 50 games each year. Never featured.

  • Jason Berken: Pitcher got in 105 games with the 2009-11 Orioles, including 24 starts in '09, but nobody produced a card of the guy.

  • Joe Beimel: LONGTIME middle reliever for the Pirates, Dodgers and others 2001-14; made 50+ appearances nine times (and 83 once) but somehow never made it in a Topps set. He DID receive a 2008 Topps Dodgers Factory Team card...making his other exclusions more puzzling. Does also have two Topps Total cards.

 

  • Pedro Borbon, Jr.: A frequently-used lefty reliever (272 appearances between 1999-2002 for the Dodgers, Jays and 'Stros) who also pitched 84 games over the 1995-96 seasons with Atlanta. Featured in Stadium Club and Total, but never in Topps Base/Traded. Maybe if he'd eaten a hat like his father...

  • Chris Brock: Probably never reaches the majors in the pre-expansion era, but extracted 148 major league games mostly with the Giants and Phillies 1997-2002 out of limited ability. To our knowledge, never received a Topps card of any brand at all.

  • Doug Creek: Lefty reliever made over 250 appearances for Giants and Devil Rays 1996-2002, but only appeared in Total.

 

  • Valerio De Los Santos: Off-and-on reliever for the early 00's Brewers; famous for beaning Adam Greenberg in his first MLB at-bat. Thrice topped 50 appearances 2000-03 but was only ever included in Total. 

  • Brandon Fahey: Infielder played 189 games over three seasons with 2006-08 Orioles, including 91 as a rookie. Did make it into 2006 Topps Chrome but never a Base/Update set.

  • Kevin Gryboski: Workhorse middleman for 2002-04 Braves averaging 63 appearances per year. Received a combo Topps Total card once but never included in a Base/Update set.

 

  • Pep Harris: Pitched 121 times for the 1996-98 Angels; only major release to feature him was 1998 Stadium Club.

  • Danny Herrera: Diminutive lefty screwballer for the 2008-2010 Reds got in 113 games, including 70 in 2009.

  • Brian Lesher: 6'5" outfielder appeared in 108 games 1996-2002, mostly with Oakland. Only Topps was a Total card.

 

  • Wilton Lopez: Reliever averaged 70 appearances for Astros/Rockies from 2010-13, but only appeared in Topps Heritage.

  • Josh Osich: Though not always well, Osich pitched 148 times for the Giants 2015-17, but never made a Topps set. He's still active as of 2019.

  • Rich Robertson: Full-time starter for 1996-97 Twins (though not a good one); led AL in BB and SHO in '96. No Topps cards.

  • Chris Spurling: RP appeared in 66 games for '03 Tigers and 56 more in '05. Ignored by Topps.

  • Blake Stein: Swingman for the 1999-02 Royals; tallied 117 career games with KC and Oakland but couldn't crack any Topps sets.

  • Mitch Stetter: LOOGY made 132 appearances for 2007-11 Brewers, including 71 in 2009. No Topps cards. 

  • Dale Thayer: Slinging reliever for Padres in over 240 contests from 2012-15, but no representation from Topps. 

  • Anthony Varvaro: Made 166 RA mostly for Braves 2010-15, including consecutive 60+ seasons, but no Topps cards.

  • Nick Vincent: Reliever has racked up over 370 career games since 2012, including four seasons with 60+, but passed over by Topps.

  • Pete Walker: Righty swingman made 120+ appearances for Blue Jays 2002-06. Appeared in Total and Bowman sets but not Topps.

  • more to come...

Now Deceased

 

  Major league players appearing in Topps 1987-present who have since passed away include...

  • Nick Adenhart  •  Joaquin Andujar  •  Darrel Akerfelds  •  John Barfield  •  Don Baylor  •  Rod Beck  •  Juan Bell  •  Dave Bergman  •   Greg Booker  •   Chris Brown  •  Bill Buckner  •  Ivan Calderon  •  Ken Caminiti  •  Jose Capellan  •  Andujar Cedeno  •  Carmelo Castillo  •  Frank Castillo  •  Jose Castillo  •  John Cerutti  •  Bryan Clutterbuck  •  Brian Cooper  •  Tim Crews  •  Mike Darr  •  Darren Daulton  •  Bo Diaz  •  Chris Duncan  •  Vaughn Eshelman  •  Jose Fernandez  •  Mike Flanagan  •  Bob Forsch  •  Ryan Freel  •  Todd Frohwirth  •  Geremi Gonzalez  •  Miguel A. Gonzalez 

 

 

  • Tony Gwynn  •  Roy Halladay  •   Greg Halman  •   Brad Halsey  •  Darryl Hamilton  •  Tommy Hanson  •  Dave Henderson  •  Kevin Hickey  •   John Hope   •  Steve Howe  •  Ken Howell  •  Riccardo Ingram  •  Ron Jones  •  Joe Kennedy  •  Darryl Kile  •  Wayne Krenchicki  •  Tim Layana  •  Cory Lidle  •  Jose Lima  •  Andy Marte   • ​  Carlos Martinez  •  Jeff McKnight  •  Luis Mercedes  •  Justin Miller  •  Eddie Milner  •  Steve Olin  •  Jose Oliva  •  Larry Owen  • ​ Pascual Perez  

 

 

  • Tony Phillips  •  Gus Polidor  •  Brian Powell  •  Ross Powell  •  Kirby Puckett  •  Ruben Quevedo  •  Dan Quisenberry  •  John Rheinecker  •  Jeroime Robertson  •  Jeff Robinson  •  Scott Sanderson  •   Mike Sharperson  •  Eric Show  •  Tyler Skaggs  •  Doug Slaten  •  Dave Smith  •  Dernell Stenson   • ​ Sammy Stewart  •  Russ Swan  •  Oscar Taveras  •  Matt Turner  •  Jose Uribe  •  Luis Valbuena  •  Yordano Ventura  •  Daniel Webb  •  Bob Welch  •  Alan Wiggins  • ​ Frank Williams  •  Anthony Young  •  Walter Young 

 

Quirks (all listings are since 1987 Topps) 

 

Players with two commons in same uniform in same set (or one in both base and Update) include...*

  • Michael Tucker, 1998 Topps  • ​ Mike Lansing, 2000 Topps  • ​  Mike Lowell, 2000 Topps  • ​ Brian Burres, 2007 Topps  • ​ Edgar Gonzalez, 2007 Topps  • ​ Ubaldo Jimenez, 2007 Topps  • ​ Bengie Molina, 2007 Topps  • ​ Elizardo Ramirez, 2007 Topps  •  Gary Sheffield, 2007 Topps  •  Carlos Silva, 2007 Topps  •  Willy Aybar, 2008 Topps  •  Rod Barajas, 2008 Topps  • ​  Jason Hammel, 2011 Topps

 

  • Wade Davis, 2012 Topps  •  Matt Downs, 2012 Topps  •  Chris Heisey, 2012 Topps  •  Matt Adams, 2013 Topps Update  •  Rafael Betancourt, 2013 Topps  • ​ Chris Carter, 2013 Topps  •  Daniel Nava, 2013 Topps  • Jackie Bradley Jr., 2014 Topps  •  Santiago Casilla, 2014 Topps  • Matt Shoemaker, 2014 Topps  •  Zack Wheeler, 2014 Topps

 

  • R.J. Alvarez, 2015 Topps  •  Mike Foltynewicz, 2015 Topps  •  Vance Worley, 2015 Topps  •  Keon Broxton, 2016 Topps  •  Chris Coghlan, 2016 Topps  •  Tyler Flowers, 2016 Topps  •  Jon Niese, 2016 Topps  •  Steve Pearce, 2016 Topps (three cards)  •  Jose Pirela, 2018 Topps  •  Shohei Ohtani, 2018 Topps  • ​ Jason Vargas, 2018 Topps  •  Shohei Ohtani, 2019 Topps  •  Zack Greinke, 2019 Topps  •  more to come...

 

* list excludes 2011-12 Topps All-Star Rookies who received base cards with and without trophy

* list excludes 2018 Topps Ronald Acuna Jr. and Gleyber Torres, both of whom received variant cards in the base set along with their standard Update cards.

 

Players with a league-leading stat missing bold/italics, or the wrong stat bold/italicized include...(* = later corrected)

  • 2002 Topps Pat Rapp (1996 L italicized instead of 1995)  

  • 1997-2003 Topps Roger Clemens (1996 K not bold/italicized*) 

  • 1997-2002 Topps Kenny Lofton (1996 AB not bold/italicized*)

  • 2003-2008 Topps Kenny Lofton (1996 G incorrectly bold/italicized along with corrected 1996 AB) 
     

  • 1998-2003 Topps Andres Galarraga (1997 RBI not bold/italicized) 

  • 1989 Topps Tony Gwynn (1988 AVG not bold/italicized*) 

  • 2004 Topps Roy Halladay (2003 W not bold/italicized*) 

  • more to come...

 

Cards with identifiable fans include...

  • 1987 Topps #497 Dale Mohorcic

  • 1987 Topps Traded #19 Steve Carlton

  • 1995 Topps #573 Scott Leius

  • 2004 Topps #293 Tony LaRussa

  • 2005 Topps #24 Mark Bellhorn
     

  • 2005 Topps #512 Bernie Williams

  • 2005 Topps #512 Bernie Williams

  • 2007 Topps #120 Jason Giambi

  • 2007 Topps #34 Paul Konerko

  • 2007 Topps #243 Joe Torre
     

  • 2010 Topps #400 Alex Rodriguez 

  • 2010 Topps #46 Chad Tracy

  • 2010 Topps #295 Kevin Youkilis 

  • 2010 Topps #408 Tigers Franchise History

  • 2011 Topps #89 Placido Polanco
     

  • 2011 Topps #155 Checklist 

  • 2012 Topps #425 Jeff Baker 

  • 2012 Topps Update #215 Brian Bogusevic

  • 2012 Topps Update #121 Johnny Damon

  • 2012 Topps #107 Luke Scott
     

  • 2012 Topps #72 Carlos Beltran HRD

  • 2013 Topps #224 Jon Jay

  • 2013 Topps #330 Ryan Raburn 

  • 2014 Topps #250 Miguel Cabrera

  • 2014 Topps #509 Brandon Phillips
     

  • 2014 Topps #651 Denard Span 

  • 2014 Topps #301 Shane Victorino

  • 2015 Topps Update #283 Kris Bryant

  • 2015 Topps #604 Jordan Schafer

  • 2015 Topps #460 Giants Team
     

  • 2017 Topps #72 Cubs Team

  • 2017 Topps #174 Phillies Team

  • 2017 Topps #576 Russell Martin

  • 2018 Topps #119 Angels Team

  • 2018 Topps #243 James McCann
     

  • 2018 Topps #11U Adam Engel 

  • more to come...

 

 

Players shown playing defensive position other than the one listed include...

  • 2019 Topps #485 Wil Myers (shown at 3B; listed as OF)

  • 2018 Topps #481 Ronald Torreyes (shown in OF; listed as 2B-3B)

  • 2017 Topps Update #151 Yandy Diaz (shown in OF; listed as 3B)

  • 2017 Topps #458 Hernan Perez (shown in OF; listed as 3B)

  • 2015 Topps #102 Gordon Beckham (shown at 3B; listed as 2B)

 

  • 2015 Topps #474 Alexi Amarista (shown in OF; listed as SS)

  • 2012 Topps #454 Michael Cuddyer (shown at 3B; listed as OF)

  • 2012 Topps #488 Nick Swisher (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

  • 2011 Topps Update #137 Willie Bloomquist (shown in IF; listed as OF)

  • 2011 Topps Update #255 Allen Craig (shown at 3B; listed as OF)

  • 2011 Topps Update #2 Ty Wigginton (shown at 1B; listed as 3B)

 

  • 2010 Topps Update #48 Geoff Blum (shown at 3B; listed as 1B)

  • 2010 Topps #68 Brandon Inge (shown at 3B; listed as P on front)

  • 2010 Topps #566 Maicer Izturis (shown in OF, listed as 2B)

  • 2010 Topps #313 Jason Kubel (shown on defense; listed as DH)

 

  • 2009 Topps #559 Esteban German (shown in OF; listed as 2B)

  • 2009 Topps Update #282 Victor Martinez (shown at 1B; listed as C)

  • 2008 Topps #409 Jason Giambi (shown at 1B; listed as DH)

 

  • 2008 Topps Update #104 Omar Infante (shown in OF, listed as 2B)

  • 2007 Topps #585 Willie Bloomquist (shown at 2B or SS; listed as 3B)

  • 2007 Topps #123 Chone Figgins (shown at 3B; listed as OF)

  • 2007 Topps #4 Nick Swisher (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

 

  • 2007 Topps #2 Nick Swisher (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

  • 2007 Topps #245  Chad Tracy (shown at 3B; erroneously listed as P)

  • 2006 Topps #574  Darin Erstad (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

  • 2004 Topps #478 Jack Cust (shown at 1B; listed as DH)

 

  • 2001 Topps #588 Chris Richard (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

  • 2000 Topps #412 Tony Womack (shown at 2B; listed as OF)

  • 1999 Topps #293 Ryan Minor (shown at 1B; listed as 3B)

 

  • 1999 Topps #31 Ryan Jackson (shown at 1B; listed as OF)

  • 1999 Topps #5 Jim Leyritz (shown at 1B; listed as C)

  • 1992 Topps #349 Steve Lyons (shown in OF; listed as 3B-2B)

  • more to come...

 

Draft/Debut Categories (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)    

  • 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)   

  • 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...

  • Scott Bullett, 1991 Pirates

  • Hector Carrasco, 1994 Reds

  • Jose Guillen, 1997 Pirates

  • Jay Marshall, 2007 Athletics (Rule V) 

  • Brandon Morrow, 2007 Mariners

  • Melvin Nieves, 1992 Braves

  • Rick Porcello, 2009 Tigers

  • Scott Radinsky, 1990 White Sox

  • Magneuris Sierra, 2017 Cardinals

  • Kerry Taylor, 1993 Padres

  • Meibrys Viloria, 2018 Royals

  • more to come...

 

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

  • Marvin Benard (#50 Giants, 1992) 

  • Ryan Bollinger (#47 Phillies, 2009)

  • Jeff Conine (#58 Royals, 1987)

  • Taylor Davis (#49 Marlins, 2008)

  • Jarrod Dyson (#50 Royals, 2006) 

  • Jason Giambi (#43 Athletics, 1989) 
     

  • Kyle Farnsworth (#47 Cubs, 1994)

  • Denny Hocking (#52 Twins, 1989)

  • Gabe Kapler (#57 Tigers, 1995)

  • Danny Patterson (#47 Rangers, 1989) 

  • Brad Peacock (#41 Nationals, 2006)
     

  • Mike Piazza (#62 Dodgers, 1988)

  • Jorge Posada (#43 Yankees, 1989)

  • Jose Santiago (#70 Royals, 1994)

  • Eric Young (#43 Dodgers, 1989) 

  • 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  •  Terry Puhl  •  Dan Quisenberry  •  Jeff Reardon 

 

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

Pitchers drafted/signed as position players include...

  • Pedro Baez  •  Rafael Betancourt  •  Ryan Bollinger  •  Jim Bullinger  •  Matt Bush  •  Sean Doolittle  •  Bob Forsch  •  Mychal Givens  •  Chris Hatcher  •  Trevor Hoffman  •  Kenley Jansen  •  Carlos Marmol  •  Marcus McBeth  •  Jason Motte  •  Joe Nathan  •  Troy Percival  •  Dereck Rodriguez  •  Felix Rodriguez  •  Nerio Rodriguez  •  Scott Ruskin  •  Bret Saberhagen  •  Julio Santana  •  Dennis Santana  •  Sergio Santos  •  Pedro Strop  • ​ more to come....

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)    

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

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

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

  • 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)    

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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)   

  • 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)

 

  • 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)    

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

  • 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)

 

  • 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)   

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

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

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

 
Injury Categories (all listings are since 1987 unless otherwise noted)  

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

 

 

Players to be beaned include...

  • Nick Ahmed, 2016 Diamondbacks (by Arquimedes Caminero, Pirates)    

  • Tim Anderson, 2019 White Sox (by Glenn Sparkman, Royals)    

  • Nori Aoki, 2015 Giants (by Jake Arrieta, Cubs)    

  • Jose Bautista, 2011 Blue Jays (by Jake Arrieta, Orioles)    

  • Brandon Belt, 2017 Giants (by Anthony Banda, Diamondbacks)    

  • Craig Biggio, 1989 Astros (by John Costello, Cardinals)   

  • Craig Biggio, 1997 Astros (by Geremi Gonzalez, Cubs)    

  • Xander Bogaerts, 2014 Red Sox (by Felix Hernandez, Mariners)    
     

  • David Bote, 2019 Cubs (by Madison Bumgarner, Giants; exhibition)    

  • Keon Broxton, 2017 Brewers (by Antonio Senzatela, Rockies) 

  • Kris Bryant, 2018 Cubs (by German Marquez, Rockies)    

  • Marlon Byrd, 2011 Cubs (by Alfredo Aceves, Red Sox)   

  • Matt Chapman, 2019 Athletics (by Jakob Junis, Royals)    

  • Greg Colbrunn, 1996 Marlins (by Pedro Astacio, Dodgers)    

  • Craig Counsell, 1998 Marlins (by C.J. Nitkowski, Astros)    

  • Zack Cozart, 2012 Reds (by Chad Billingsley, Dodgers)    
     

  • Zack Cozart, 2014 Reds (by Josh Beckett, Dodgers)    

  • Allen Craig, 2014 Cardinals (by Tim Hudson, Giants)    

  • Charlie Culberson, 2019 Braves (by Fernando Rodney, Nationals)

  • Andre Dawson, 1987 Cubs (by Eric Show, Padres)    

  • Mike Devereaux, 1994 Orioles (by Chad Ogea, Indians)    

  • Chris Dickerson, 2011 Yankees (by Mike Gonzalez, Orioles) 

  • Tony Fernandez, 1988 Blue Jays (by Dave Eiland, Yankees)    

  • Tony Fernandez, 1989 Blue Jays (by Cecilio Guante, Rangers)    

  • David Freese, 2011 Cardinals (by Clay Hensley, Marlins) 
      

  • Bernard Gilkey, 1998 Mets (by Ryan Dempster, Marlins)    

  • Erik Gonzalez, 2018 Indians (by Rob Scahill, White Sox)    

  • Adam Greenberg, 2005 Cubs (by Valerio De Los Santos, Marlins)    

  • Didi Gregorious, 2013 Diamondbacks (by Josh Outman, Rockies)   

  • Zack Greinke, 2013 Dodgers (by Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks)  

  • Carlos Guillen, 2005 Tigers (by Runelvys Hernandez, Royals)

  • Pedro Guerrero, 1988 Dodgers (by David Cone, Mets)    

  • Jerry Hairston, Jr., 2006 Cubs (by Kevin Correia, Giants, exhibition)    

  • Charlie Hayes, 1994 Rockies (by Salomon Torres, Giants) 
       

  • Mitch Haniger, 2017 Mariners (by Jacob DeGrom, Mets)   

  • Chase Headley, 2014 Yankees (by Jake McGee, Rays)    

  • Jason Heyward, 2013 Braves (by Jon Niese, Mets)    

  • Matt Holliday, 2015 Cardinals (by Dan Haren, Cubs)   

  • Matt Holliday, 2016 Cardinals (by Andrew Cashner, Padres) 

  • Torii Hunter, 2007 Twins (by Zack Greinke, Royals)    

  • Chris Iannetta, 2017 Diamondbacks (by Johnny Barbato, Pirates)    

  • Omar Infante, 2014 Royals (by Heath Bell, Rays)    
     

  • Derek Jeter, 2012 Yankees (by Corey Kluber, Indians)   

  • JaCoby Jones, 2017 Tigers (by Justin Haley , Twins)     

  • Eric Karros, 2002 Dodgers (by Felix Rodriguez, Giants)    

  • Jason Kendall, 2001 Pirates (by Danny Graves, Reds)    

  • Jeff Kent, 1999 Giants (by Bobby Ayala, Expos) 

  • Matt Lawton, 1999 Twins (by Dennys Reyes, Reds)    

  • Darren Lewis, 1998 Red Sox (by Jaret Wright, Indians)   

  • Mikie Mahtook, 2017 Tigers (by Tommy Kahnle, Yankees) 

  •    

  • Mike Matheny, 1999 Brewers (by Rich Loiselle, Pirates)    

  • James McCann, 2017 Tigers (by Dellin Betances, Yankees)    

  • Mark McGwire, 1995 Athletics (by David Cone, Yankees)   

  • Damian Miller, 2006 Brewers (by Roy Oswalt, Astros)    

  • Justin Morneau, 2005 Twins (by Ron Villone, Mariners)    

  • Chris Owings, 2014 Diamondbacks (by Kyle Lohse, Brewers)    

  • Chris Parmalee, 2012 Twins (by Justin Thomas, Red Sox)  

  • Joe Panik, 2016 Giants (by Matt Moore, Rays)    
     

  • Gerardo Parra, 2019 Giants (by Brad Wieck, Padres)     

  • Jay Payton, 2000 Mets (by Dave Veres, Cardinals; postseason)   

  • David Peralta, 2015 Diamondbacks (by Jose Fernandez, Marlins)    

  • Mike Piazza, 2000 Mets (by Roger Clemens, Yankees)    

  • Mike Piazza, 2005 Mets (by Julian Tavarez, Cardinals)    

  • Kevin Pillar, 2019 Giants (by Dinelson Lamet, Padres)    

  • Placido Polanco, 2013 Marlins (by Santiago Casilla, Giants)   

  • Buster Posey, 2017 Giants (by Taijuan Walker, Diamondbacks)  
      

  • Kirby Puckett, 1995 Twins (by Denny Martinez, Indians) 

  • Yasiel Puig, 2013 Dodgers (by Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks)    

  • Albert Pujols, 2003 Cardinals (by Amaury Telemaco, Phillies)    

  • Albert Pujols, 2016 Angels (by Tony Barnette, Rangers)    

  • Alexei Ramirez, 2009 White Sox (by Chris Perez, Indians)    

  • Manny Ramirez, 2005 Red Sox (by Dan Haren, Athletics)    

  • Mark Reynolds, 2010 Diamondbacks (by Colin Balester, Nationals)    

  • Mark Reynolds, 2011 Orioles (by Ervin Santana, Angels)  
      

  • Joey Rickard, 2017 Orioles (by Troy Scribner, Angels) 

  • Billy Ripken, 1988 Orioles (by John Davis, White Sox)    

  • Billy Ripken, 1992 Orioles (by Alex Fernandez, White Sox)    

  • Scott Rolen, 2004 Cardinals (by Ryan Vogelsong, Pirates)    

  • Scott Rolen, 2009 Reds (by Jason Marquis, Rockies)    

  • Cody Ross, 2006 Marlins (by Oscar Villarreal, Braves)    

  • Addison Russell, 2019 Cubs (by Adrian Houser, Brewers)    

  • Mike Scioscia, 1989 Dodgers (by Pascual Perez, Expos) 
       

  • Marco Scutaro, 2009 Blue Jays (by Josh Beckett, Red Sox)    

  • Jean Segura, 2015 Brewers (by Jordan Lyles, Rockies)    

  • Jean Segura, 2015 Brewers (by Pedro Strop, Cubs)    

  • Jean Segura, 2016 Diamondbacks (by Arquimedes Caminero, Pirates)    

  • Jean Segura, 2019 Phillies (by Trevor Richards, Pirates) 

  • Kevin Seitzer, 1989 Royals (by Jack Morris, Tigers)    

  • Kevin Seitzer, 1994 Brewers (by Melido Perez, Yankees)    

  • Kevin Seitzer, 1995 Brewers (by Scott Erickson, Twins)
        

  • J.T. Snow, 1997 Giants (by Randy Johnson, Mariners, exhibition)    

  • Sammy Sosa, 2003 Cubs (by Salomon Torres, Pirates)    

  • Giancarlo Stanton, 2014 Marlins (by Mike Fiers, Brewers)    

  • Terry Steinbach, 1991 Athletics (by Bobby Thigpen, White Sox) 

  • Chris Stynes, 2001 Red Sox (by Aaron Sele, Mariners)    

  • Dansby Swanson, 2018 Braves (by Rick Porcello, Red Sox)    

  • Ruben Tejada, 2014 Mets (by Tajuan Walker, Mariners)    

  • Dickie Thon, 1984 Astros (by Mike Torrez, Mets)    
     

  • Robby Thompson, 1993 Giants (by Trevor Hoffman, Padres)    

  • Mike Trout, 2018 Angels (by Erik Goeddel, Rangers)    

  • Justin Upton, 2011 Diamondbacks (by Tim Lincecum, Giants)    

  • John Valentin, 1995 Red Sox (by Tim Belcher, Mariners)    

  • John Valentin, 1999 Red Sox (by John Snyder, White Sox)    

  • Ryan Vogelsong, 2016 Pirates (by Jordan Lyles, Rockies) 

  • Christian Walker, 2017 D'Backs (by Yu Darvish, Dodgers, NLDS)    

  • Gary Ward, 1984 Rangers (by Dan Petry, Tigers)    
     

  • Rickie Weeks, 2009 Brewers (by Edinson Volquez, Reds)    

  • Bernie Williams, 2001 Yankees (by Kip Wells, White Sox)  

  • David Wright, 2011 Mets (by Matt Cain, Giants)  

  • David Wright, 2013 Mets (by Johnny Hellweg, Brewers)    

  • Kevin Young, 1993 Pirates (by Kevin Gross, Dodgers)  

  • more to come...

 

Players to be hit in the head/face with a line drive include:

  • Nick Blackburn, 2008 Twins (by Bobby Abreu, Yankees)   

  • Willie Blair, 1997 Tigers (by Julio Franco, Brewers)    

  • Archie Bradley, 2015 Diamondbacks (by Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies)    

  • Chris Carpenter, 2000 Blue Jays (by Jose Valentin, White Sox)    

  • Carlos Carrasco, 2015 Indians (by Melky Cabrera, White Sox)    

  • Aroldis Chapman, 2014 Reds (by Salvador Perez, Royals, exhibition)

 

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

  • Norm Charlton, 1995 Mariners (by Frank Thomas, White Sox, no misprint)    

  • 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)    

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

 

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

  • R.A. Dickey, 2014 Blue Jays (by Evan Longoria, Rays)    

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

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

  • Doug Fister, 2012 Tigers (by Gregor Blanco, Giants, WS)    

  • 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)    

  • Phil 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 Jody Mercer, Pirates)    

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

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

 

  • 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)    

  • 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)     

  • 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)    

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

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

  • 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)     

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

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

  • 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...

 

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

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

  • Marty Barrett, 1991 Padres (bunted 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)    

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

 

  • 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)    

  • 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)

 

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

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

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

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

  • 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)    

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

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

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

 

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

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

  • more to come...

Players injured during a brawl include:
 

  • Joaquin Benoit, 2016 Blue Jays (calf; bullpen run)   

  • Shawn Boskie, 1995 Angels (back)   

  • Chris Bosio, 1993 Mariners (collarbone)   

  • Zack Greinke, 2013 Dodgers (shoulder)    

  • Jason LaRue, 2010 Cardinals (kicked in head)    

  • Chris Martin, 2018 Rangers (hammy; bullpen run)   

  • Mike Morse, 2017 Giants (concussion)    

  • Cal Ripken, 1993 Orioles (knee)   

  • Dereck Rodriguez, 2018 Giants (hammy)    

  • more to come...

Players injured during a celebration include...

  • Jeff Baker, 2013 Rangers (thumb; hi-five)    

  • Chris Coghlan, 2012 Marlins (knee; pie-throw)    

  • Mark DeRosa, 2012 Nationals (oblique; hi-five)    

  • Ryan Dempster, 2004 Cubs (toe)    

  • Aubrey Huff, 2012 Giants (knee)    

  • Kendrys Morales, 2010 Angels (leg)    

  • Ramon Ramirez, 2012 Mets (hammy)    

  • more to come...

Players injured angry over performance include...

  • Kevin Brown, 2004 Yankees (punched wall)

  • A.J. Burnett, 2010 Yankees (cut hands slamming doors)

  • Kyle Farnsworth, 2004 Cubs (knee; kicked electric fan)

  • Ryan Mattheus, 2013 Nationals (punched locker)

  • Oliver Perez, 2005 Pirates (toe; kicked cart)

  • Drew Pomeranz, 2014 Athletics (hand; punched chair)

 

  • Hanley Ramirez, 2012 Marlins (stitches, smacked electric fan)

  • Drew Storen, 2015 Nationals (thumb; slammed locker)

  • Hunter Strickland, 2018 Giants (punched wall)

  • Ryan Sweeney, 2012 Red Sox (punched door)

  • Troy Tulowitzki, 2007 Rockies (stitches; slammed bat)

  • more to come...

 

The Booed Categories

 

Players to sign $100M+ contracts include: 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

 

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

  • Yoenis Cespedes (2017 Mets, 4Y/$110M)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

  • 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)

  • Felix Hernandez (2013 Mariners; 7Y/$175M extension signed in 2013)

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Clayton Kershaw (2014 Dodgers; 7Y/$215M)

 

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

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

  • Jon Lester (2015 Cubs; 6Y/$155M)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

  • 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)

 

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

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

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

 

Other players to earn $20 million or more in annual salary include: (only original signing teams listed)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • more to come...

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

 

  • Albert Belle, cork  •  Brendan Donnelly, foreign substance  •  Wilton Guerrero, cork  •  Kevin Gross, sandpaper  •  Billy Hatcher, cork  •  Rick Honeycutt, thumbtack  •  Jay Howell, foreign substance  •  Byung-Hyum Kim, foreign substance  •  Brian Matusz, foreign substance  •  Brian Moehler, sandpaper  •  Joe Niekro, sandpaper  •  Joel Peralta, foreign substance  •  Michael Pineda, foreign substance  •  Chris Sabo, cork  •  Will Smith, foreign substance  •  Sammy Sosa, cork  •  more to come...

 

Major league players to be suspended for PED/amphetamines/etc. violations include:

 

  • Alfredo Aceves  •  Eliezer Alfonzo (2)  •  Abraham Almonte  •  Alec Asher  •  Antonio Bastardo  •  Tim Beckham  •  Wilson Betemit  •  Ryan Braun  •  Marlon Byrd  •  Everth Cabrera  •  Melky Cabrera  •  Mike Cameron  •  Chris Colabello  •  Alex Colome  •  Bartolo Colon  •  Nelson Cruz  •  Chris Davis  •  Ryan Franklin  •  Freddy Galvis  •  Dee Gordon  •  Yasmani Grandal

 

  • Starling Marte  •  Cameron Maybin  •  Daniel McCutchen  •  Andrew McKirahan  •  Jenrry Mejia (3; lifetime ban in Feb. 2016, reinstated in 2018)  •  Sergio Mitre  •  Frankie Montas  •  Jesus Montero  •  Guillermo Mota (2)  •  Jordan Norberto  •  Rafael Palmeiro  •  David Paulino  •  Ronny Paulino (2)  •  Neifi Perez  •  Jhonny Peralta  •  Michael Pineda  •  Manny Ramirez (2)  •  Josh Ravin  •  Juan Rincon

 

  • Alex Rodriguez  •  David Rollins  •  J.C. Romero  •  Carlos Ruiz  •  Alex Sanchez  •  Ervin Santana  •  Eric Skoglund  •  Cody Stanley (2)  •  Taylor Teagarden  •  Miguel Tejada  •  Jordany Valdespin  •  Aroldis Vizcaino  •  Edinson Volquez  •  Steven Wright  •  details and more suspendees to come...

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

 

  Major league players with same (or similar) last names; could be related but aren't include:

  • Jesse Barfield (1981-92) and John Barfield (1989-91)

  • Rafael Betancourt (2003-15) and Yuniesky Betancourt (2005-13)

  • Kevin Blankenship (1988-90) and Lance Blankenship (1988-93)

  • Brandon Boggs (2008-11) and Mitchell Boggs (2008-13); neither is related to Wade Boggs

  • Larry Broadway (2007-09) and Mike Broadway (2015)

  • Lorenzo Cain (2010-) and Matt Cain (2005-17)

  • Gustavo Chacin (2004-10) and Jhoulys Chacin (2009-)

  • Robinson Chirinos (2011-) and Yonni Chirinos (2018-)

  • Paul Clemens (2013-) and Roger Clemens (1986-2007)

  • Buck Coats (2006-08) and Jason Coats (2016-)

  • Lance Cormier (2004-11) and Rheal Cormier (1991-2007)

  • Chris Dickerson (2008-14) and Corey Dickerson (2013-)

  • Danny Duffy (2011-) Matt Duffy (2014-) and Matt Duffy (2015-16)

  • Chad Durbin (1999-2013) and J.D. Durbin (2004-2007)

  • Brad Eldred (2005-12) and Cal Eldred (1991-2005) 

  • Jeff Farnsworth (2002) and Kyle Farnsworth (1999-2014)

  • Chuck Finley (1986-2002) and Steve Finley (1988-2007)

  • Rob Fick (1998-2007) and C.J. Fick (2012)

  • Jace Fry (2017-) and Paul Fry (2018-)

  • Carson Fulmer (2016-) and Michael Fulmer (2016-)

  • Conor Gillaspie (2008-17) and Cole Gillespie (2010-16)

  • Mark Grace (1988-2003) and Mike Grace (1995-97)

  • Dave Henderson (1981-94) Rickey Henderson (1979-2003) and Steve Henderson (1977-88)  * all were teammates at some point in their careers

  • Derek Jeter (1995-2014) and Shawn Jeter (1992)

  • Caleb Joseph (2014-) and Tommy Joseph (2016-17)

  • Howie Kendrick (2006-) and Kyle Kendrick (2007-17)

  • Jeff Kent (1992-2008) and Steve Kent (2002)

  • Brooks Kieschnick (1996-2004) and Roger Kieschnick (2013-14)

  • Frank Lankford (1998) and Ray Lankford (1990-2004)

  • Rick Leach (1981-90) and Terry Leach (1981-93)

  • Brian McCann (2005-) and James McCann (2014-)

  • Kyle McClellan (2008-13) and Zach McClellan (2007)

  • Daniel McCutchen (2009-14) and Andrew McCutchen (2009-)  * teammates from 2009-12

  • James Mouton (1994-2001) and Lyle Mouton (1995-2001)   * teammates in 2000

  • Charlie O'Brien (1985-2000) and Pete O'Brien (1982-93)

  • Al Osuna (1990-96) and Antonio Osuna (1995-2005)    * teammates in 1994

  • Chris Owings (2013-) and Micah Owings (2007-12)

  • Lance Parrish (1977-95) and Larry Parrish (1974-88)

  • David Paulino (2016-) Felipe Paulino (2007-14) and Ronny Paulino (2005-12)

  • Jace Pederson (2014-) and Joc Peterson (2014-)

  • Mark Redman (1999-2008) and brothers Prentice (2003) & Tike Redman (2000-07)   * Mark and Tike were teammates in 2005

  • Josh Rupe (2005-11) and Ryan Rupe (1999-2003)

  • Brad Salmon (2007) and Tim Salmon (1992-2006)

  • George Sherrill (2004-12) and Tim Sherrill (1990-91)

  • Candy Sierra (1988) and Ruben Sierra (1986-2006)

  • Grady Sizemore (2004-15) and Scott Sizemore (2010-14)

  • Mark Sweeney (1995-2008) and Mike Sweeney (1995-2010)

  • Jesus Tavarez (1994-98) and Julian Tavarez (1993-2009)

  • Mark Teixeira (2003-16) and Kanekoa Texeira (2010-11)

  • Miguel Tejada (1997-2013) and Ruben Tejada (2010-)

  • Steve Torrealba (2001-02) and Yorvit Torrealba (2001-13)

  • George Vukovich (1980-85) John Vukovich (1970-81) and Pete Vuckovich (1975-86)  * George and John were teammates in 1980-81

  • Eli Whiteside (2005-14) and Matt Whiteside (1992-2005)

  • more to come...

Players with the same full name, same era, no connection include:

  • Austin Adams (RHP, 2014-) and Austin Adams (RHP, 2017-)

  • Josh Bell (IF, 2010-12) and Josh Bell (1B, 2016-)

  • Ryan Braun (RHP, 2006-07) and Ryan Braun (3B/OF, 2007-)

  • Kevin Brown (RHP, 1986-2005) Kevin Brown (catcher, 1996-02) and Kevin Brown (LHP, 1990-92) 

  • David Carpenter (RHP, 2011-15, 218 games mostly HOU/ATL) and David Carpenter (RHP, 2012-15, 34 games mostly LAA)

  • Chris Carter (outfielder, 2008-10) and Chris Carter (first baseman, 2010-)

  • Jeff D'Amico (RHP, 1996-2004) and Jeff D'Amico (RHP, 2000)

  • Matt Duffy (third baseman, 2014-) and Matt Duffy (infielder, 2015-16) 

  • Adam Eaton (RHP, 2000-09) and Adam Eaton (outfielder, 2012-)

  • Jose Fernandez (RHP, 2013-16) and Jose Fernandez (infielder, 2018-)

  • Josh Fields (third baseman, 2006-10) and Josh Fields (RHP, 2013-present)

  • Alex Gonzalez (shortstop, 1994-2006) and Alex Gonzalez (shortstop, 1998-2014)

  • Javy Guerra (RHP, 2011-) and Javy Guerra (infielder, 2018-)

  • Miguel Gonzalez (RHP, 2012-) and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (RHP, 2013)

  • Mark Johnson (first baseman, 1995-2002) Mark Johnson (catcher, 1998-2008) and Mark Johnson (RHP, 2000)

  • Scott Lewis (RHP, 1990-94) and Scott Lewis (LHP, 2008-09)

  • Javier Lopez (catcher, 1994-2006) and Javier Lopez (LHP, 2003-16)

  • Mark McLemore (infielder, 1986-2004) and Mark McLemore (LHP, 2007)

  • Justin Miller (RHP, 2002-10) and Justin Miller (RHP, 2014-)

  • Matt Miller (LHP, 2001-02) and Matt Miller (RHP, 2003-07)

  • Steve Ontiveros (RHP, 1973-80) and Steve Ontiveros (RHP, 1985-2000)

  • Tony Pena, Jr. (shortstop, 2006-09) and Tony Pena (RHP, 2006-11)

  • Erasmo Ramirez (LHP, 2003-07) and Erasmo Ramirez (RHP, 2012-)

  • Jose Ramirez (infielder, 2013-) and Jose Ramirez (RHP, 2014-)

  • Ramon Ramirez (RHP, 2006-14) and Ramon Ramirez (RHP, 2008-09)

  • Matt Reynolds (LHP, 2010-16) and Matt Reynolds (infielder, 2016-)

  • Daniel Robertson (outfielder, 2014-17) and Daniel Robertson (infielder, 2017-)

  • Dan Smith (LHP, 1992-94) and Dan Smith (RHP, 1998-2003)

  • Mike Smith (RHP, 1984-89) Mike Smith (RHP, 1989-90) 

  • Geovany Soto (2005-17) and Giovanni Soto (2015)

  • Steve Sparks (RHP, 1995-2004) and Steve Sparks (RHP, 2000)

  • Dave Stapleton (first baseman, 1980-86) and Dave Stapleton (LHP, 1987-88)

  • Michael Taylor (outfielder, 2011-14) and Michael Taylor (outfielder, 2014-present)

  • more to come...