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October 24, 2013

Six Degrees of Kevin Garnett: Linking baseball, football, and basketball players across sports in a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" format.

posted by grum@work to other at 07:44 AM - 14 comments

The Oops Lists

BILL BUCKNER played on the 1988 California Angels with ...
Domingo Ramos, who played on the 1980 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1990-91 Portland Trail Blazers with ...
Kevin Duckworth, who played on the 1994-95 Washington Bullets with ...
CHRIS WEBBER

FRED MERKLE played on the 1925 New York Yankees with ...
Leo Durocher, who played on the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers with ...
Mike Sandlock, who played on the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Vic Janowicz, who played on the 1954 Washington Redskins with ...
Volney Peters, who played on the 1952 Chicago Cardinals with ...
Don Joyce, who played on the 1961 Minnesota Vikings with ...
JIM MARSHALL

posted by grum@work at 07:45 AM on October 24

Enter two professional basketball, baseball, hockey, or football players.

Don Kelly Brendan Smith

There is no link between these two players. No professional hockey player has ever played at the top level of a different pro sport.

Well then.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:40 AM on October 24

That's amazing.

HONUS WAGNER played on the 1907 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Babe Adams, who played on the 1926 Pittsburgh Pirates with ...
Paul Waner, who played on the 1942 Boston Braves with ...
Warren Spahn, who played on the 1963 Milwaukee Braves with ...
Rico Carty, who played on the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Danny Ainge, who played on the 1988-89 Boston Celtics with ...
Ed Pinckney, who played on the 1996-97 Miami Heat with ...
Kurt Thomas, who played on the 2007-08 Seattle SuperSonics with ...
KEVIN DURANT

Eight degrees of separation.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:48 AM on October 24

Looks like Danny Ainge is a (or maybe the?) baseball-basketball fulcrum.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:50 AM on October 24

I kept crossing from baseball to football with Deion Sanders.

We need a hockey player to reach another pro sport.

posted by rcade at 09:54 AM on October 24

Gene Conley would be another guy who helps connect baseball and basketball. For more recent years, who was the tall redheaded guy who stunk for the Raptors and as a pitcher for Tampa Bay?

posted by yerfatma at 10:20 AM on October 24

Gene Conley (1950s), Dave Debusschere (1960s), and Mark Hendrickson (1990s/2000s) are the other main baseball/basketball crossovers.

This one crosses over all three sports:

JIM BROWN played on the 1965 Cleveland Browns with ...
Walter Johnson, who played on the 1977 Cincinnati Bengals with ...
Chris Bahr, who played on the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders with ...
Bo Jackson, who played on the 1994 California Angels with ...
Greg Myers, who played on the 2003 Toronto Blue Jays with ...
Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...
Michael Stewart, who played on the 2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers with ...
LEBRON JAMES

posted by grum@work at 10:25 AM on October 24

For the hockey crossover, Tom Glavine came close (drafted by LA Kings). Jarome Iginla was a catcher for Canada's junior baseball team. Nyjer Morgan played in the top-tier junior hockey (WHL) before sticking with baseball.

posted by grum@work at 10:32 AM on October 24

Oh, I guess Michael Jordan would be a basketball/baseball crossover, too?

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:38 AM on October 24

Michael Jordan never made it to the majors in baseball.

This only connects people that played in MLB/NFL/NBA in a regular season or playoff game. (So no Billy Crystal because he had one at-bat during a spring training game for the Yankees a few years ago.)

posted by grum@work at 10:51 AM on October 24

No self-linking, grum.

posted by holden at 11:28 AM on October 24

Michael Jordan never made it to the majors in baseball.

Ah right, I thought with all the hype he must have played for the good guys in at least one game.

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:13 PM on October 24

No self-linking, grum.

Hahaha. I completely missed that.

posted by grum@work at 02:38 PM on October 24

Ah right, I thought with all the hype he must have played for the good guys in at least one game.

Impossible. He was in the White Sox's farm system, not the Tigers'... =D

posted by MeatSaber at 07:43 PM on October 24

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