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 New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.
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 Yankees and the Braves.
Gary Sheffield was a beast on the baseball field and is a beast on the Immaculate Grid. He played from 1988 to 2009, suiting up for eight different teams – Marlins, Dodgers, Brewers, Yankees, Braves, Padres, Tigers and Mets.
Sheffield helped the Marlins snag a World Series Championship in ’97. Over his career, he cranked out 509 home runs (one of 28 players who hit over 500) and had a solid .292 batting average.
Sheffield was a nine-time All-Star, but his multiple stops along his career are what makes him really stand out for this particular game.
David Justice, who played from 1989 to 2002, is best remembered for his time as an outfielder with the Atlanta Braves.
Justice had a productive career, tallying over 1,500 hits, 305 home runs, and a .279 career batting average. He was a three-time All-Star (Braves, Cleveland), won the Rookie of the Year award in 1990, and was a key player in the Braves’ 1995 World Series championship.
His best season might have been in 1993 with the Atlanta Braves, where he hit .270 with 40 home runs and 120 RBIs. Known for his power hitting and clutch performances, Justice was a vital contributor to every team he played on.
Mark Teixeira is renowned in Major League Baseball for his power-hitting and excellent defensive skills as a first baseman. He had an illustrious career from 2003 to 2016, playing for teams like the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, and New York Yankees.
Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship team. He achieved notable feats during his career, earning three All-Star selections and five Gold Glove Awards. Teixeira also led the American League in home runs and RBIs in 2009.
He hit over 30 home runs in nine different seasons, and his career totals include 409 home runs and a batting average of .268 which reflect his impactful presence in the batter’s box.
Teixeira Key Stats
- All-Star (Rangers, Yankees)
- Gold Glove (Rangers, Yankees)
- Silver Slugger (Rangers, Yankees)
- 40+ Home Run Season (Rangers, Yankees)
- 100+ RBI Season (Rangers, Yankees)
Robinson Cano began his MLB career with the Yankees in 2005, quickly establishing himself as one of the game’s top second basemen. He was selected for multiple All-Star Games and won a World Series championship in 2009. He also earned Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in New York.
In 2014, Cano signed with the Seattle Mariners, inking one of the most lucrative contracts in baseball history at the time. With the Mariners, he continued to excel, earning additional All-Star selections and reaching career milestones in hits and home runs.
Despite his on-field successes, Cano’s career faced significant setbacks (and controversy) when he was suspended for 80 games during the 2018 season and 162 games in 2020 for violating MLB’s drug policy.
Cano Key Stats
- All-Star (Yankees, Mariners)
- Gold Glove (Yankees)
- Silver Slugger (Yankees)
- World Series Champ (Yankees)
- 200+ Hit Season (Yankees)
- 100+ RBI Season (Yankees, Mariners)
- .300 Batting Average Season (Yankees, Mariners, Mets)
Josh Donaldson is in his 13th season in the majors and is currently playing third base for the Yankees. Prior to landing with the Yankees, Donaldson played for the Blue Jays, A’s, Twins, Guardians and Braves.
Donaldson is a 3x All-Star (A’s, Blue Jays) and a 2x Silver Slugger award winner (Blue Jays). In 2015, Donaldson led the league with 123 RBIs while hitting 41 home runs en route to winning the AL MVP with the Blue Jays.
Bartolo Colon, affectionately known as “Big Sexy”, was a fixture on the mound in baseball from 1997 until 2018. He played for a whole bunch of teams (11), which makes him an extremely versatile player for the Immaculate Grid.
Colon’s career stops included the Indians (now Guardians), Dodgers, Mets, Athletics, White Sox, Twins, Braves, Red Sox, Rangers, Montreal Expos and Yankees.
Colon was a 4-time All-Star and even bagged a Cy Young Award in 2005. He had over 240 wins and more than 2,500 strikeouts.
Denny Neagle was a notable left-handed pitcher who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991 to 2003. He had stints with the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, and Colorado Rockies.
Neagle’s career stats included a 124-92 win-loss record, a 4.24 ERA, and 1415 strikeouts in 1979.2 innings pitched. He shined in the 1997 season with the Braves, posting a 20-5 record and a 2.97 ERA, which earned him an All-Star nod and a third-place finish in the Cy Young voting.
Neagle Key Stats
- All-Star (Pirates, Braves)
- 20+ Win Season (Braves)
Otis Nixon was a speedy outfielder whose career went from 1983 to 1999. Over those 17 seasons, Nixon played for 9 different teams – Braves, Indians (now Guardians), Montreal Expos, Blue Jays, Twins, Red Sox, Rangers, Dodgers and Yankees.
Nixon wasn’t a big hitter, but he was a whiz on the basepaths, stealing over 620 bases during his career and maintaining a respectable .270 batting average. He’s best remembered for his daring steals and spectacular catches, including an unforgettable game-saving grab in 1992 while with the Braves (video above).