Thursday, May 8, 2014

Five Players to Hit 100 Homers With Three Different Teams

Last night Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the fifth player in MLB history to hit at least 100 homers with three different teams. In seven seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2004), Beltre hit 147 homers. In five season with the Seattle Mariners (2005-2009), he hit 103 homers. In his fourth season with the Rangers (2011-2014), he's reached the 100 homerun plateau.


So who are the other four players. Here goes.

- Darrell Evans
In 21 seasons, Evans blasted 414 homeruns with three different teams. In nine seasons with the Atlanta Braves (1969-1974), Evans hit 131 homeruns. In eight seasons with the San Francisco Giants (1974-1983) he would hit 142 homers. In five season with the Detroit Tigers (1984-1989), Evans would hit 141 homeruns.


- Reggie Jackson 
The only Hall of Famer on this list, Reggie hit a total of 563 homeruns in 21 seasons. In ten seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (1967-1975), Reggie hit a total of 269 homers. In five seasons with the New York Yankees (1977-1981), he would hit 144 homeruns. In five seasons with the California Angels (1982-1987), Reggie would hit 123 homeruns.


- Alex Rodriguez
The only other active player on this list (aside from Beltre), Rodriguez leads the group with 654 homeruns in 20 seasons played. In seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners (1994-2000), Rodriguez would hit 189 homeruns. In three seasons with the Texas Rangers (2001-2003), he would hit 156 homeruns. In ten seasons with the New York Yankees (2004-2013), Rodriguez would hit 309 homeruns.


- Jim Thome 
In 22 seasons, Thome hit 617 homeruns making him the player with the second most career homeruns after Alex Rodriguez (654). In thirteen seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1991-2002), Thome would hit 337 homeruns. In four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (2003-2005/2012), he would hit 101 homeruns. In four seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2006-2009), Thome would hit 134 homeruns.


So there you have the list of the five players to hit at least 100 homers with three different major league teams.

For the next couple of posts, I have some interesting trivia questions that have come up in recent Yankees' telecasts that I want to touch upon. So keep your eyes open for them.

Until Then Play Ball,

For Further Reading
- Click Here to access Adrian Beltre's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Darrell Evans' career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Reggie Jackson's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Alex Rodriguez's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Jim Thome's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com