6 Baseball Players who Played for Athletics and Royals

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Oakland A’s and the Kansas City Royals.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the A’s and the Royals.

Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada racked up 6 All-Star awards and an MVP award in 2002 while playing with the Oakland Athletics. He led the league in RBIs with 150 in 2004 while with the Orioles. He also led the league in doubles with 50 in 2005 with the Orioles.

Tejada played for six different teams over his 16-year career – Oakland, Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, San Diego and the San Francisco Giants.

Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney, a five-time All-Star (Royals), was a major contributor in Major League Baseball from 1995 to 2010, predominantly with the Kansas City Royals.

Best known for his prowess at the plate, Sweeney was a solid first baseman and designated hitter, boasting a .297 career batting average and belting over 200 home runs.

He consistently delivered high-quality at-bats, and despite battling through injury-prone seasons, he established himself as one of the top hitters of his time.

Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon had a successful 18-year Major League Baseball career, most notably with the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees. A talented outfielder and proficient leadoff hitter, he recorded a .284 career batting average with 2769 hits, 235 home runs, and 408 stolen bases.

Damon’s speed and ability to get on base were valuable assets, helping both the Red Sox in 2004 and the Yankees in 2009 secure World Series Championships.

Known for his affable personality and distinctive long hair and beard during his time with the Red Sox, Damon was a fan favorite and an influential figure in the clubhouse. He was named to the All-Star team twice, in 2002 and 2005.

Damon Key Stats

  • All-Star (Red Sox)
  • 40+ Stolen Base Season (Royals)

Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs had a lengthy Major League career that spanned from 1992 to 2011, during which he played for 12 different teams, essentially making him an Immaculate Grid Hall-of-Famer.

Known for his power-hitting abilities, primarily as a pinch-hitter, he hit 265 home runs over his career and holds the record for the most pinch-hit home runs in MLB history with 23. Stairs had a career batting average of .262 with an OPS of .832, and recorded 899 RBIs.

Notably, in the 2008 postseason with the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit one of the most famous home runs in Phillies history, helping the team move onto the World Series that year.

Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1999 MLB Draft and went on to play in the big leagues for 15 seasons. Crisp had memorable stops with the Indians, Red Sox, and Athletics.

In 2007, as a member of the Red Sox, he won the World Series, contributing significantly with his base running and fielding. While with Oakland, Crisp led the American League in stolen bases in 2011 with 49.

Over his career, Crisp compiled a batting average of .265, along with 130 home runs, 639 RBIs, and 309 stolen bases. Known for his energetic play and unique name, Crisp remains a fan favorite in the cities where he played.

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