5 Baseball Players who Played for Yankees 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 New York Yankees 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 a player who played for both the Yankees and the Orioles.

Reggie Jackson

“Mr. October” Reggie Jackson is easily considered one of the best baseball players of all time.

The 14-time All-Star played for 4 different teams in his 20-year career – the Athletics, Angels (California Angels at the time), Yankees and Orioles.

Jackson is one of the all-time career home run leaders in MLB history with 563 and he also holds the all-time record with 2597 strikeouts. He was an MVP with the Athletics in 1973 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

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.

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.

Steve Pearce

Steve Pearce is a player who made a name for himself as a utility player capable of performing at various positions, most notably at first base and in the outfield.

Pearce played for several teams during his MLB career, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox. However, it was with the Red Sox that he had the defining moment of his career.

After joining the Red Sox mid-season in 2018, Pearce played a crucial role in their postseason run. He was named the World Series Most Valuable Player as the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pearce had several key hits throughout the Series, including three home runs and eight RBIs.

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.

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