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I got a thought after reading the Robin Roberts entry in This Date in Baseball History.

Every now and then we hear of a slugger who has homered in every Major League park that was in existence during their career.  Of course, there's a certain luck of the draw for any player who came along before Interleague, who would have had to rely on playing significant portions of their career in each league.

How many pitchers have won games in each park that was in use during their careers?  If there are any, who won in the most parks?  For anyone on the circuit in the eras of expanded leagues/Interleague/new construction, what is the record for most Major League parks any pitcher has won in?

Just off the bat, I would assume someone like Bartolo Colon for that last category.  It would have to be someone who has played a long time, through a period of multiple stadium projects.  His career spans the Kingdome-Safeco switch, and he has obviously been around for the Expos move to Washington, and the building of new parks in New York, San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Diego, etc.

(Alas, I just checked, and he was 0-2 at the Kingdome, and also 0-1 at The Vet in Philly and Tiger Stadium.  He was 1-0 at the Astrodome and County Stadium, however, and gets extra credit for being 1-0 at the Tokyo Dome.)



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I am betting Jamie Moyer would rank high. 



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So would Clemens and Ryan

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I forgot about Petitte.



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Tall Tactician wrote:

I forgot about Petitte.


 Halladay.........Sabathia............think of pitchers who have been around awhile that have won a lot of games pitching in both leagues............Cliff Lee.......geez I even wonder about a guy like LaTroy Hawkins who had a few years as a starter.........



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Most parks, one or more homers
The following is a list of players who have hit at least one home run in 40 or more Major League ballparks.

 

PlayerYears activeNo. of ballparks
Sammy Sosa1989-2005, 200745
Ken Griffey Jr.1989-200944
Fred McGriff1986-200443
Ellis Burks1987-200441
Mike Piazza1992-200740
Gary Sheffield1988-200740


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At 49 years old, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer is still setting records.

Those records, while they may not be for fastest pitch or most strikeouts, still have the baseball world scratching their heads in disbelief.

 
By Gary A. Vasquez, US PRESSWIRE

 

When Moyer takes the mound tonight in Miami, it will mark the 50th major league stadium he's pitched in during his 25-year career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, among players to debut since 1900, Moyer has pitched in the most parks (regular season games only).

Moyer, who has played for eight teams over the course of his career, has never pitched in Minnesota's Target Field – the only active stadium Moyer has not pitched in.

The top three stadiums Moyer has appeared in are in either Seattle (Kingdome and Safeco Field) or Philadelphia (Citizen's Bank Park). Moyer pitched for the Mariners from 1996 to 2006 and the Phillies from 2006 to 2010.

Among stadiums Moyer did not pitch in as a member of the home team, Oakland's O.co Coliseum (originally known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum) ranks as the stadium in which Moyer has pitched the most games. Moyer pitched 27 games in Oakland in 16 seasons.

Not every ballpark has treated Moyer nicely. Of the 49 parks Moyer has already appeared in, New York's Citi Field has given him the most trouble. Moyer has pitched in three games in Citi Field, and has a .407 batting average against and has allowed 22 hits.

Four years older than the next oldest player (Omar Vizquel), Moyer is 2-3 this season in eight starts with a 4.20 ERA. Moyer has virtually no chance of becoming the oldest player to pitch in a major league game, needing to reach the age of 59, when Satchel Paige pitched three innings for Kansas City in 1965.

Moyer recently became the oldest player in major league historyto record an RBI, striking a two-run single off Diamondback's pitcher Patrick Corbin last Wednesday. Julio Franco was the previous oldest.

In Moyer's last start, he pitched 6 1/3 innings and only allowed one run in a win against the Diamondbacks. Already the oldest pitcher to win a major league game, Moyer will try and become the oldest pitcher to win back-to-back games. It won't be easy, as no Rockies starter has won back-to-back starts this season.

 

For Moyer, maybe pitching does get better with age.



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89.  To date, 15 pitchers have notched wins against all 30 major league teams.  I won’t ask you to name them all, just the first to accomplish this feat and the most recent.  In between these two, the 30-team mark was hit by Kevin Brown, Terry Mulholland, Curt Schilling, Jamie Moyer, Randy Johnson, A.J. Burnett, Woody Williams, Javier Vazquez, Vincente Padilla, Derek Lowe, Dan Haren, Kyle Lohse and Barry Zito (not in that order).  Your hints:  The initials are A.L. (first) and T.H., who is the most recent (2015). 

Al Leiter, who started the all-30 club in 2002.

Tim Hudson, who qualified in 2015.



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89. In the “First 99” Kwiz, BBRT noted that 15 pitchers have logged victories against all 30 major league franchises in their careers. Well, just 13 hurlers have picked up saves against all 30 teams in their careers. We’ll make this easy.  The list includes this dozen: Rick Aguilera, Armando Benitez, Brian Fuentes, Kevin Gregg, Jason Isringhausen, Jose Mesa, Jonathan Papelbon, Rafael Soriano, Huston Street, Ugueth Urbina, Jose Valverde and Bob Wickman. Your question: Who is the 13th and most recent (2015) hurler to pick up a save against all 30 teams.  Hint: Got that record-tying save against his original MLB team – The Twins.

LaTroy Hawkins, who appeared in 1,042 games and had 127 saves in a 21-season MLB career.



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Checking a few names earlier in the day, I was not able to find any pitcher who won in every ballpark in existence during his career.

I'll check some more later tonight, when I have more time.  Some of the longer-lived hurlers that have been mentioned in the thread took the collar in one or more parks.

We might have to go back to the days of the eight-team leagues and find a pitcher who split his career between the leagues.  With the multitude of teams and all the newer construction, that makes it very difficult for a modern hurler.

Nowadays, you'd have to beat 30 teams, and win at least one against each team in each home park they occupied during that career.  Even with Interleague play, that makes it pretty tough, given that your turn in the rotation might not even come up during your visit.



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What I would start with............take the list I posted above...........the pitchers that have beaten all 30 teams. Then go onto their individual page under splits.........at the end it gives you the stats of each pitcher in every park he pitched in.

Randy Johnson.....for example.........has won a game in 43 different parks. He was winless in 2 (Baltimore's Memorial Stadium 0-2, Fulton County Stadium 0-1). He went 4-3 in Olympic Stadium, 5-0 in the Astrodome, 3-5 in Tiger Stadium, 4-1 in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, 2-0 in Old Comiskey Park.

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Clemens is at 34.............

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Moyer is at.....................42................what kills him was the EIGHT parks he pitched in but didn't get a win (compared to only 2 for the Unit).............

 

0-2 in Fulton County

0-1 in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium

0-1 in Old Comiskey

0-2 in Great American in Cincy

0-1 in Marlins Park

0-2 in Citi Field

0-3 in AT&T (Pac Bell, or whatever SF calls it now)

0-2 in Old Busch Stadium



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Nolan Ryan is at 31..............

I gotta believe Randy Johnson is going to be the leader.........unless we can think of someone who bridged stadiums in Cincy, Philly, Pittsburgh, Montreal, plus the newer expansion ones.......plus possibly the very early new stadiums like Baltimore, Cleveland...............



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Pettitte is at.....32



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