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Old 08-26-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Would've thought there would be one of these threads. Didn't find one....



Justin Toole played all 9 positions for the Carlolina Mudcats.

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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That is a stunt done several times before, a few times on the ML level. Now if he had played all nine positions simutaneously, like The Flash, that would would be note worthy.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I remember Jose Oquendo doing it. And I think I saw someone do it in a minor league game, but I can't remember who it was...
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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Burt Campaneris did it while he was with Finley's KC A's, Charlie always loved stunts. Casar Tovar did for the Twins three years later, and then there were a couple of guys I don't remember who did it in 2000.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Burt Campaneris did it while he was with Finley's KC A's, Charlie always loved stunts. Casar Tovar did for the Twins three years later, and then there were a couple of guys I don't remember who did it in 2000.
Here's the list.
Played all nine defensive positions in one game - Baseball-Reference.com
Shane Halter 10-1-2000
Scott Sheldon 9-6-2000
Cesar Tovar 9-22-1968
Bert Campeneris 9-8-1965

Oquendo m̶u̶st̶ might have been the guy I saw do it in the minors, he never did it in the majors. According to wikipedia, he played 8 positions in 1987 - never catching. Maybe he didn't catch in the game I saw either...

Interesting note on Tovar. He started the game as a pitcher.
Interesting note on Sheldon. He didn't enter the game until the bottom of the fourth.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Justin is a non-prospect in the Cleveland organization, he just wants to do something noteworthy before he ends his career.

He turns 26 in a couple of weeks, and is playing high A baseball. This will be his final season as a player.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here's the list.
Played all nine defensive positions in one game - Baseball-Reference.com
Shane Halter 10-1-2000
Scott Sheldon 9-6-2000
Cesar Tovar 9-22-1968
Bert Campeneris 9-8-1965

Oquendo m̶u̶st̶ might have been the guy I saw do it in the minors, he never did it in the majors. According to wikipedia, he played 8 positions in 1987 - never catching. Maybe he didn't catch in the game I saw either...

Interesting note on Tovar. He started the game as a pitcher.
Interesting note on Sheldon. He didn't enter the game until the bottom of the fourth.
Tover did not allow a fair ball off the A's bats in his inning as a starter in 1968. He got Campaneris and Bando to pop out foul, and struck out Reggie Jackson. But he walked Danny Cater and balked him to second.

Oquendo played all position in a season in the majors, but not in a game. All the others did it as publicity stunts, but Oquendo's would have been legitimate. He was capable of playing all positions competitively, and played them only because the game situation called for him to do so.

In '87, Oquendo played all positions except catcher, then in '88 he played all nine positions, including four innings as a pitcher. He played 2 or more games at each field position, except catcher and pitcher, just one game each, and only one inning as catcher. That was the year he pitched 4 innings in one game, not allowing any runs in the first three.

In the final week of the 1988 season, The cards started both their catchers in a game against the Mets, with Pena catching and Pagnozzi at first. Steve Lake, their third catcher, had pinch hit in the second inning. Losing 10-1 in the 7th, Oquendo moved from shortstop to replace Pena behind the plate, Jones entering at short and Pagnozzi staying in the game at first. An inning later, Laga took over at first, moving Pagnozzi behind the plate, and Oquendo left the game.

It is conceivable that it was done only to give Oquendo an inning at his ninth position for the season, being a 10-1 blowout. Herzog was the manager, not known for tomfoolery. Oquendo caught nine pitches, 5 strikes and 4 balls, including a strikeout.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Jeff Larish attempted the all-9-positions in 1 game feat but the game was shortened due to rain. He instead played 8 positions and picked up the save.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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The Omaha Storm Chasers' (KC Royals) Wil Myers was named AAA player of the year.

Myers' Storm Chasers will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes in the PCL playoffs.

I'll probably go to a game even though I, you know, don't actually like baseball.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:31 PM
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Here's a speedster for you. Very impressive for this Astros prospect.

DeShields flies by steals century mark | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
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