Players that Played for Dodgers and Orioles

8 Baseball Players who Played for Dodgers and Orioles

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 Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.

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 for both the Dodgers and the Orioles. Here you’ll find a mix of all-time greats and some hidden gems that you may have forgotten about.

Manny Machado

Manny Machado is currently one of the most talented third basemen and shortstops in MLB. He made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Baltimore Orioles and has since played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.

Known for his powerful hitting and stellar defensive abilities, Machado has earned multiple All-Star selections and Gold Glove Awards.

As of the end of the 2022 season, Machado has amassed more than 275 home runs and 850 RBIs, with a career batting average in the mid .280s. Additionally, his strong performances have played a pivotal role in postseason runs, particularly with the Dodgers in 2018.

*Machado has previously been the most popular pick for this square (Grid 102)

Machado Key Stats

  • All-Star (Orioles, Padres)
  • Gold Glove (Orioles)
  • Silver Slugger (Padres)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Padres)

Jim Thome

If you’re like me, you picture Jim Thome in a Cleveland Indians uniform. And while Thome did play 13 seasons with Cleveland, his career spans 22 years and 6 different teams.

In addition to Cleveland, Thome played for the Phillies (where he hit a league-leading 47 home runs in 2003), White Sox, Twins, Dodgers and Orioles.

He is also one of 28 players to hit over 500 home runs in his career (another grid item that you may see). His single-season best was 52 home runs in 2002 with the Indians (now the Guardians).

Thome Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers, Orioles)
  • All-Star (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • Silver Slugger (Indians)
  • 500+ Career Home Rus (Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Twins, Dodgers, Orioles)
  • 40+ Home Runs Season (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Indians, Phillies, White Sox)
  • .300+ Average Season (Indians)

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray had a 21-year career in major league baseball. He spent most of his time with the Baltimore Orioles, but also played for other teams like the Dodgers, Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), Mets and Angels.

Murray was a crucial player in the Orioles’ ’83 World Series win. He finished his career with 504 home runs, 3255 hits (one of 33 players over 3000) and a career .287 batting average. This switch-hitter was an 8-time All-Star and landed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson, who had a stellar 21-year career from 1956 to 1976, was a trailblazer and one of the greatest players in MLB history. As an outfielder, he played for the Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, and Indians.

Robinson had a career batting average of .294 and hit an impressive 586 home runs. He was named to the All-Star team 14 times, won two World Series championships with the Orioles, and received the MVP award in both the National League and American League.

In his MVP seasons, he hit .323 with 37 home runs for the Reds in 1961 and .316 with 49 home runs for the Orioles in 1966, winning the Triple Crown that year. His accomplishments led to his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

Robinson Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame
  • MVP (Reds, Orioles)
  • Rookie of the Year (Reds)
  • All-Star (Reds, Orioles, Angels)
  • Gold Glove (Reds)
  • 500+ Career Home Runs
  • 40+ Home Run Season (Orioles)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Reds, Orioles)
  • 200+ Hit Season (Reds)

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla was a big-hitter whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001, playing for 8 different teams over that time. You may know him as a Pirate, Met or Marlin but he also played for the Orioles, Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers and White Sox.

Bonilla helped the Marlins grab a World Series ring in ’97. He hit over 280 home runs and 400 doubles during his career. He was a six-time All-Star.

But what he’s most famous for is his contract with the Mets, who still pay him over a million bucks every July 1 (known as “Bobby Bonilla Day”) due to a deferred payment deal. So even though there were some bumps, Bonilla definitely made a mark in baseball, both on and off the field.

Rich Hill

Rich Hill is an Immaculate Grid beast. The left-handed pitcher has played for 13 different clubs over his incredible 19-year career – one that is still ongoing as I’m writing this (he’s currently pitching with the Padres).

Hill’s MLB journey began when he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2002. After making his major league debut in 2005, he had initial success with the Cubs, particularly in 2007 when he had a standout season. However, injuries, inconsistency, and command issues led to him bouncing around the minors and various MLB teams for several years.

After refining his pitching approach and mechanics, he experienced a career resurgence starting in 2015. At an age when many players see diminished returns, Hill became one of the most effective starters in baseball. This late-career renaissance led to stints with the Red Sox, Athletics, Dodgers, Twins, and Rays.

Rick Dempsey

Rick Dempsey, a notable catcher in Major League Baseball, had a long-lasting career from 1969 to 1992, playing for several teams but most prominently with the Baltimore Orioles.

Dempsey was known for his solid defensive skills behind the plate, catching more than 1500 games in his career. His career highlight came in the 1983 World Series when he was named the Most Valuable Player after hitting .385 with a home run and four doubles, leading the Orioles to the championship.

Although his career batting average was .233, his knack for clutch hitting, leadership, and defensive prowess made him a valuable asset to his teams.

David Wells

David Wells, nicknamed “Boomer”, was a major force on the baseball mound from 1987 to 2007, spending time with the Blue Jays, Yankees, Padres, and several other teams including Tigers, Red Sox, Dodgers, Reds, Orioles and White Sox.

A key player in the Yankees’ ’98 World Series win, Wells also pitched a rare perfect game that same year.

His career stats are impressive, with a total of 239 wins and over 2,200 strikeouts over the course of 21 seasons.

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