There have been eight men to hit 600+ doubles for a single franchise (reminder - the records for a franchise go with the team when it moves, so the Senators/Twins are a single franchise, as are the Expos/Nationals; the Athletics records include their stays in Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Oakland). You could form a full defensive lineup with those eight guys, and every one of them would be playing a position that he appeared at in at least 400 games in his career.Name the player and his associated franchise for each position...
1B - Stan Musial - Cardinals - 725
2B - Pete Rose - Reds - 601
SS - Cal Ripken - Orioles - 603
3B - George Brett - Royals - 665
RF - Hank Aaron - Braves - 600
CF - Ty Cobb - Tigers - 665
LF - Carl Yastrzemski - Red Sox - 646
That leaves us shy a DH, so question number two will handle these one-dimensional guys. There have been 25 players who have appeared in at least 500 games as a DH. 20 out of 25 played at least 500 games at some other single position (to clarify, 300 GP in RF and 300 GP in LF wouldn't count, but 500 GP in RF would...), so they weren't truly one-dimensional. Who are the real bat-only five, and what defensive position did they most often attempt to play?
1. Travis Hafner - 72 games at 1B, 830+ at DH
2. David Ortiz - 248 games at 1B, 1282+ at DH
3. Hal McRae - 361 games in LF, 1427 at DH
4. Cliff Johnson - 189 games at 1B, 746 at DH
5. Oscar Gamble - 474 games in RF, 561 at DH