Re: Did you know: If the Red Sox Win the WS, Papi will join this company
posted at 10/29/2013 11:02 PM EDT
In response to ADG's comment:
I may need moon's help, but if the Red Sox win the World Series, David Ortiz will be the only non-Yankee to have won 3 or more World Series Championships over a period of 9+ years.
I could be wrong with the names, but this company includes the following:
Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Frank Crosseti, Yogi Berra, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettite, Jorge Posada, Mariano Riviers.
Papi would become the only non-Yankee to join this club, unless I missed someone.
The only other player could be someone from the Gashouse gang Cardinals of the 20's and 30's.
Allegations aside, this would make David Ortiz a first ballot HOF.
The Oakland As won 3 consecutive in 1972 thru 1974; a good number of players were on all 3 teams. The Dodgers won in '59, '63, and '65 - players involved included would be Koufax, Drysdale, Wills, and possibly Roseboro and afew others.
Others include the Red Sox of the teens, i.e, Speaker - 1 with Clev, Ruth, and others, the earlier Giants, i.e, Mathewson, etc, and some who played on the NYY and others, such as David Cone, Paul Blair, and so on.
Other guys on the NYY teams of the 90s include Mike Stanton, Scott Brosius, Luis Sojo, Ramiro Mendoza, Tino Martinez, Bernie Williams, Jeff Nelson, O'Neill, El Duque, and so on
There's also a bunch of NYY from the 20s thru the 60s, including 11 guys who were on the '49 thru '53 teams.
I'm sure there's a bunch more that never played with the NYY.