Players that Played for Yankees and Tigers

5 Baseball Players who Played for Yankees and Tigers

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 Detroit Tigers.

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 Tigers.

Gary Sheffield

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 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.

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)

Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez, also known as “Pudge”, was a beast in baseball from 1991 to 2011. He played for 6 different teams over his career including the Rangers, Tigers, Nationals, Yankees, Astros and Marlins. Rodriguez was a key player in the Marlins’ 2003 World Series win.

He chalked up over 2,800 hits, and hit over 300 home runs in his career with a single-season best 35 home runs in 1999 – his MVP year. Rodriguez made the All-Star team 14 times and won an impressive 13 Gold Gloves for his standout defensive skills.

Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, Pudge is often considered one of the best catchers the game has ever seen.

Rodriguez Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Rangers, Tigers, Nationals, Yankees, Astros, Marlins)
  • MVP (Rangers)
  • All-Star (Rangers, Tigers)
  • Gold Glove (Rangers, Tigers)
  • Silver Slugger (Rangers, Tigers)
  • World Series Champ (Marlins)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Rangers)

Hal Morris

Hal Morris was a steady first baseman in baseball from 1988 to 2000, best known for his time with the Reds. Morris was part of the Reds’ World Series-winning team in 1990 and was known for his consistent hitting, maintaining a solid .304 career batting average.

You probably remember him, like I do, in a Reds uniform where he played for 10 years, but he also had stops with the Yankees, Royals and Tigers.

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