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Eight Degrees of Julio Franco - Back to 1869

Aug 23 2005 12:40 PM


Aug 23 2005 12:47 PM

Clever. I was thinking that six degrees of Todd Zeile could work, but Franco might be even better for that.

Willets Point
Aug 23 2005 01:22 PM

The Oracle at actually makes the connection in seven degrees.

Aug 23 2005 04:28 PM


Frayed Knot
Aug 23 2005 10:15 PM

I remember the NYTimes (some time in the early '90s) ran a full page chart in their Sunday section detainling the [u:3e290fe6da]Six Degrees of Rogers Hornsby[/u:3e290fe6da].
Hornsby not only had a long career during the '20s & '30s but also played for 5 or 6 different teams along the way (then about 1/3 of MLB) so had a large number of teammates.

What the NYTimes piece did was to connect one active player from each of the (then) 28 teams back to RH in the requisite 6 steps, all while - and this was the fun part - never using the same intermediate player more than once.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 09:22 AM

When Julio Franco was born there were only 16 MLB teams, and the Giants and Dodgers were playing their first season in California.

Aug 24 2005 09:33 AM

Somewhere at home I think I still have the "who got traded for whom" lineage of all the players who were involved in the 17 player Yanks/ Orioles trade, where the Yanks got Bob Turley.

If I can find it, I'll post it here.


Frayed Knot
Aug 24 2005 10:20 AM

November 17, 1954:
Turley was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with players to be named later, Billy Hunter, and Don Larsen to the New York Yankees for players to be named later, Gene Woodling, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos, and Willy Miranda.
The New York Yankees sent Bill Miller (December 1, 1954), Kal Segrist (December 1, 1954), Don Leppert (December 1, 1954), and Ted Del Guercio (minors) (December 1, 1954) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.
The Baltimore Orioles sent Mike Blyzka (December 1, 1954), Darrell Johnson (December 1, 1954), Jim Fridley (December 1, 1954), and Dick Kryhoski (December 1, 1954) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

Aug 24 2005 10:26 AM

The thing I have follows that up with who each of them was eventually traded for after that.