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Four Decade Players


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I like to make note of guys who played in 4 different decades. For example, any player who made a ML appearance in 1989 and before, played in the 90s & 00s, and will make an appearance in 2010 would qualify.


Historically, about 25 players have turned the trick. For example Nolan Ryan, Ted Williams, Tim Raines, and Rickey Henderson. (Minnie Minoso played in 5 decades, due to a PH appearance in 1980 at age 54.)


If Gary Shefield gets in a ML game this year, he qualifies. Jamie Moyer too.


Any others that played in 80s 90s 00s & (probably) 10s?

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Tim McCarver (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s) and Carlton Fisk (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s) both played in four decades, which is pretty remarkable considering they were catchers for the vast majority of their careers. Randy Johnson could have joined this group if he had not retired. I don't think there's anyone else besides Sheffield and Moyer.

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