Renteria’s place in history

Does Edgar Renteria have the most distinguished World Series resume of any below-average hitter?  Are there even that many players who have played in the World Series for three different teams?  Even if so, there are surely no others who have played in three World Series, and recorded either the game-winning hit or the last out of the deciding game all three times.

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5 thoughts on “Renteria’s place in history

  1. GMS says:

    Yet another awesome Colombian!

  2. Brad says:

    Here are a few. Shouldn’t be a surprise that those who do it are not great. If you were great, why would you have done it for three teams?

    Don Baylor, Eric Hinske, Lonnie Smith, Rodger Clemens, Jack Morris, Wally Shang!

    Yeah Google!

  3. JSE says:

    To be fair, you’ve got at least one great (Clemens) and two very goods (Baylor and Morris) on that list. Actually, the truth is that Wally Schang was pretty darn good too. Boy, Hinske played in THREE CONSECUTIVE World Series with three different teams!

  4. JSE says:

    Oh, and Lonnie Smith was there five times with four teams: 1980 Phillies, 1982 Cardinals, 1985 Royals, 1991-92 Braves. Hard to explain why his proven veteran presence couldn’t put the 1994 Orioles over the top.

  5. DG says:

    Not to sound like a broken record, but were it not for bad umpiring and even worse defense (3 errors in one game, Brooks Conrad?!?), Hinske may very well have made it four consecutive world series for four different teams. Or he might not have.

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