5 Baseball Players who Played for Phillies and Rangers

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 Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers.

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 Phillies and the Rangers.

Julio Franco

Julio Franco had an exceptionally long and diverse career in Major League Baseball, playing from 1982 until 2007, with a three-year stint in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball in between. He played for eight different MLB teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers.

Franco was known for his high contact, low strikeout approach, leading to a lifetime .298 batting average and an impressive .365 on-base percentage. The three-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger award winner accumulated 2586 hits, 173 home runs, and 1194 RBIs.

His longevity was remarkable, continuing his career well into his late 40s. Franco’s final MLB season was in 2007 with the Atlanta Braves when he was 48.

Franco Key Stats

  • All-Star (Rangers)
  • Silver Slugger (Indians, Rangers, White Sox)
  • 200+ Hit Season (Rangers)

Neftali Perez

Neftali Feliz made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 2009 and quickly made an impact, earning the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2010. As the team’s closer that year, he saved 40 games, a record for a rookie at the time, and posted an impressive 2.73 ERA.

Feliz was instrumental in the Rangers’ run to the World Series in 2010 and 2011, even earning an All-Star selection in 2010. However, injuries later hampered his career. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, he struggled to regain his earlier form.

Feliz had stints with several other MLB teams including the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Perez Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Rangers)
  • All-Star (Rangers)
  • 40+ Save Season (Rangers)

Vicente Padilla

Vicente Padilla, who played from 1999 to 2012, spent his career with several teams, including the Phillies, Rangers, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Red Sox.

Known for his slider and unpredictable temperament, Padilla amassed over 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts over his career. He had several strong seasons, particularly in 2002 when he won 14 games with the Phillies and earned his only All-Star appearance.

Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer was a steady pitcher in baseball for an impressive stretch from 1986 to 2012. He made a name for himself with teams like the Mariners and Phillies, but also had stops with the Cubs, Orioles, Rangers, Rockies, Cardinals and Red Sox.

Over his career, he snagged over 260 wins, proving that you don’t need a blazing fastball to get the job done. Moyer was an All-Star once and was also a big part of the Phillies’ World Series win in 2008.

What’s really cool about him is that he pitched in the majors until he was 49, which is just amazing.

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.

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