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Players with the longest tenure in MLB History (by position)
 
- including team-mate combos

Major League All-Time Incumbency List

Pitchers

SP       Walter Johnson   Senators      mid 1907 – mid 1927

SP-Clsr. John Smoltz      Braves        mid 1988 –

SP       Warren Spahn     Braves            1946 -     1964

SP       Bob Feller       Cleveland    late 1936 –     1954/56

SP       Jim Palmer       Baltimore 65-)mid 1965 – mid 1983/e84

SP       Red Faber        White Sox         1914 – mid 1931/33

SP       Phil Niekro      Braves       65-) 1967 -     1983

SP       Whitey Ford      Yankees       mid 1950 – early 67/e68

 

Closer   Trevor Hoffman   San Diego mid93-) 1994 –

RP       Elroy Face       Pittsburgh        1955 – late ‘68

RP-P     Mariano Rivera   Yankees       mid 1995 –

 

Position players

C        Gabby Harnett    Chicago (NL)      1924 -     1939

SS       Pee Wee Reese    Dodgers       mid 1940 -     1957

SS-IF    Luke Appling     White Sox         1931 -     1950

SS-3B    Cal Ripken       Baltimore         1982 -     2001

SS-CF    Robin Yount      Milwaukee         1974 -     1993

2B       Bid McPhee       Cincinnati        1882 -     1899

2B-OF-C  Craig Biggio     Houston      late 1988 -     2007

3B       Brooks Robinson  Baltimore         1958 -     1975

 

1B(3B-OF Cap Anson        Chicago (NL) 1876/1879 -     1897

OF-1B-DH Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox           1961 -     1983

OF-1B    Stan Musial      Cardinals         1942 -     1963

OF/LF    Ted Williams     Red Sox      1939/1940 -     1960

OF/DH    Al Kaline        Detroit       mid 1953 -     1973/74

CF       Willie Mays      Giants            1951 -     1971

OF-1B    Hank Aaron       Braves            1954 -     1974

OF       Ty Cobb          Detroit           1906 -     1925

RF       Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh        1955 -     1972

DH(OF-B) Hal McRae        Royals       1973/1976 -     1985-m87

DH (3B/) Edgar Martinez   Mariners     e.89/1995 -     2004

 

Team-mates

any two  Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell  Det. l.77 -     1995

 

Infield

1-2-S-3B Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey Dodgers   1974 -     1981

2B-SS-3B D.Lopes-J.Russell-R.Cey  Dodgers   1973 -     1981

2B-SS    Lou Whitaker – Alan Trammell Det. l. 77 -     1991 +95

1B-2B    Lou Gehrig – Tony Lazzeri  Yankees 1926 -     1937

SS-3B    Lou Boudreau – Ken Keltner Cle.   ?. 39 -     1949

 

Outfield

any 3    Kaline-Brown-Horton     Detroit  late ‘64 -     1974

any 4  Kaline-Northrup-Horton-Brown  Det. late ‘64 – late ‘74

5 Kaline-Northrup-Stanley-Horton-Brown Det. l. ‘65 – late ‘74

RF-CF-LF Clemente-Virdon-Skinner Pittsburgh   1957 -     1962/63

RF-CF-LF Evans-Lynn-Rice         Red Sox      1975 -     1980

RF-CF-LF Hooper-Speaker-Lewis    Red Sox      1910 -     1915

RF-CF-LF Kaline-Stanley-Horton   Detroit   1967/68 -     1972

 

Battery-mates

SP & C   Warren Spahn – Del Crandall Braves   1949 -     1963

SP & C   Red Farber – Ray Schalk White Sox    1914 -     e.27

 

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