According to <HTTP: ballplayer.shtml players www.Baseball-almanac.com>, 16,219.
Quite an interesting site the above is. As of the start of the 2007 season, there have been 16,440 players in MLB. And for some useless trivia, there has never been an MLB player whose last name started with 'X'.
To many to count
I can think of Robbie Earnshaw. Not only has he played in all leagues, he has scored hattricks in all divisions...but there must be more players
Since 1915, only two "major" leagues have been in existence; and literally hundreds (if not thousands) of players have been on teams in both leagues. During the seasons of 1914 and 1915, the Federal League operated; and baseball history officially recognizes this as a "major" league. Scores of players -- including six future Hall of Famers -- played in this league as well as either the AL and the NL; so most likely dozens have played in three major leagues. Likewise, a few entire TEAMS jumped from the Player's Association (1890) to the American Association, and then to the National League. Thus, some players went through three leagues in just over three years! I doubt anyone has played in four leagues that are presently and unambiguously considered "major."
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The Negro Leagues
No, a handful of polished college players go directly to the majors after being drafted, and also most of the Japanese players in the majors never played in the (American) minors.
African-American ball players played in Negro Leagues before 1947
For a list of current and former NFL players, as well as in other leagues see the related link.
Norway, the town too small to keep a high school, has sent three players to the major leagues and several to the minor leagues.
Guiseppe Rossi (Man Utd, Parma, Villareal)
The Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs has played1992 and 2003 league campaigns.
There are many players who have gone from english leagues to spanish leagues or spanish leagues to english leagues but the most popular wouldhave to be players such as Cristiano Ronaldo Manhester United>Real Madrid Xabi Alonso Liverpool FC > Real Madrid Fernando Torres Atletico Madrid > Liverpool FC Emanuel Adebayor Manchester City > Real Madrid there are plenty more but they are some popular examples
what are the 5 best players that played in basketball history?
Overall, Satchel Paige played in many different baseball leagues. he played in the major and the minor leagues. he also played in the negro leagues and his number in the negro leagues was #25 ~thx! (for lookin at this info!)
Players who wind up in the NFL have usually played football since they were young children. They play in pee wee leagues, junior leagues, junior high school, high school, and college. Many current players and former players run football camps, usually during the summer, where young men can go to learn more about playing football.
Here's a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who never played in the minor leagues? Excluding the black players who never made it to the major leagues, and players such as Ernie Banks, who made it to the majors directly from the Negro leagues, there are 14 such players. In the group of eight pitchers that skipped the minors are: Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, Catfish Hunter, Walter Johnson, Ted Lyons, Chief Bender, Eppa Rixey and Eddie Plank. The other Hall of Famers without minor league records are Frankie Frisch, second baseman; George Sisler, first baseman, and Mel Ott, Dave Winfield, Al Kaline, right fielders, and Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers.
103 Active MLB players (i.e., played at least one game in 2009) were born in the Dominican Republic, as of August 11.
Yes. We have played in USSSA Baseball leagues for several years and have seen previous books. Not all players from all teams are listed, only those that excelled.
Alan Cork and Dave Beasant both played for Wimbledon FC in all four divisions of the Football League pre the formation of the Premiership.
History has not recorded the names of the players as this game was probably played at the YMCA in 1891 when James Naismith invented the game. The players were probably members of the YMCA.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player in the major leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers starting in 1947.