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Cleveland Right Fielder Quiz


One more week closer to the end of the season, and we return to the final outfield spot, right field.

As previously, name the Top 25 right fielders by games played (not counting 2012 games). No cheating by pulling searches from BRef!!! Guess the player and approximate spot in the Top 25.



Rank

Player

Games Played

1

Manny Ramirez (1993-2000)

898

2

Rocky Colavito (1955-1959, 1965-1967)

852

3

Elmer Flick (1902-1910)

776

4

Homer Summa (1922-1928)

702

5

Cory Snyder (1986-1990)

588

6

Elmer Smith (1915-1917, 1919-1921)

557

7

Dick Porter (1929-1934)

526

8

Shoeless Joe Jackson (1910-1915)

516

9

Bruce Campbell (1935-1939)

482

10

Bob Kennedy (1948-1953)

444

11

Shin-Soo Choo (2006-2012)

434

12

Charlie Spikes (1973-1977)

372

13

George Vukovich (1983-1985)

362

14

Braggo Roth (1916-1918)

342

15

Willie Kirkland (1961-1963)

309

16

Smokey Joe Wood (1918-1922)

297

17

Roy Cullenbine (1943-1945)

275

18

Al E. Smith (Fuzzy) (1953-1957, 1964)

271

19

Casey Blake (2005-2007)

238

20

Harry Simpson (1951-1953)

236

21

Hank Edwards (1941, 1946-1949)

235

21

Carmelo Castillo (1982-1988)

235

23

Wayne Kirby (1991-1996)

231

24

Mark Whiten (1991-1992, 1998)

220

25

Franklin Gutierrez (2006-2008)

213

Postscript

We have 355 different guys who spent at least one game in right field. Twenty-seven of them cracked the 200 game barrier and for the first time, nobody surpassed 1000 games. Usually left field would be the most unstable position as the stronger player usually ends up in right, but until the Indians moved into Municipal Stadium full-time, left field required the better defensive position due to League Park's dimensions. There are 27 guys with between 100 and 200 games, leaving 301 with less than 100 games. The 54 players with more than 100 games makes this the most unstable position, by far.

For the 2012 guys, Choo started out at #11 on the list. As of today, he is now at 568 games,elevating him to #6 all-time. With 21 games to go, he would have to play every game to pass Snyder for #5 all-time, especially since it is likely he will get dealt in the off-season. Duncan concluded his Tribe career with 12 games, Carrera is now at 7 games and Jose Lopez, Aaron Cunningham and Thomas Neal will add 3 more names to the list.

Some other notable guys not mentioned in the comments: Jorge Orta (204 games), John Lowenstein (141), Ken Harrelson (139), Bobby Bonds (117), Buddy Bell (66), Sam Rice (65), Woodie Held (31), Chris Gimenez (8), Omar Vizquel (1), Stan Covelski (1).

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