Have uniform, will travel...

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Shaq didn't get traded (again) of course. He's still a Sun. But the idea of him playing for a 5th team got me thinking...

Playing for more than 3 teams in one career is usually the mark of a mediocre journeyman, not a (future) Hall of Famer, which Shaq easily is.

Help me think of some more top level athletes who've played for quite a few teams. :)

Shaquille O'Neal - Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns
Nolan Ryan - Mets, Angels, Astros, Rangers
Rickey Henderson - A's, Yankees, A's, Blue Jays, A's, Padres, Angels, A's, Mets, Mariners, Padres, Red Sox, Dodgers :icon_eek:
Roger Clemens - Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, Astros, Yankees
Dennis Eckersley - Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, A's, Cardinals, Red Sox

I guess it's more common in baseball? Longer careers.
 
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Interesting topic. Here are some that immediately come to mind (you're right, baseball seems to be more common)...

Moses Malone - Buffalo (now the Clippers), Houston, Philly, Washington, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and San Antonio (plus two ABA teams, Utah and St. Louis)

Roberto Alomar - San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, NY Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Arizona

Randy Johnson - Montreal, Seattle, Houston, Arizona (twice), NY Yankees, San Francisco

"Goose" Gossage - Cubs and White Sox, Pittsburgh, Yankees (twice), San Francisco, Texas, Oakland, Seattle

Greg Maddux - Chicago Cubs (twice), Atlanta, Los Angeles (twice), San Diego

Mike Piazza - Los Angeles, NY Mets, Florida, San Diego, Oakland
 

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Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta, LA Clippers, Boston, San Antonio, Orlando

Gary Payton - Seattle, Milwaukee, LA Lakers, Boston, Miami

Dikembe Mutombo - Denver, Atlanta, Philly, New Jersey, New York, Houston
 
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Off the top of my head...

Jerry Rice - San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos

Wayne Gretzky - Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers

Steve Young - San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some USFL team I don't remember the name of.

Curt Schilling - Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox
 

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Should probably be more than three teams to qualify, but okay. Rice actually never played a regular season game for the Broncos. He did play with Seattle though.
 

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Deion Sanders - Falcons, 49ers, Cowboys, Redskins, Ravens

Herschel Walker - Generals (USFL), Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles, Giants, Cowboys (again)
 

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Looks like we'll be able to add Terrell Owens to this list soon. He was released by the Cowboys today.



A few more for the night...

Hack Wilson (Hall-of-Famer, best known for his single-season record 191 RBI's) - NY Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies

Tom Seaver - NY Mets (twice), Cincy, Chicago White Sox, Boston

Frank Robinson - Cincy, Baltimore, Los Angeles, California, Cleveland
 
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David Wells...:shock:

* Toronto Blue Jays (1987-1992)
* Detroit Tigers (1993-1995)
* Cincinnati Reds (1995)
* Baltimore Orioles (1996)
* New York Yankees (1997-1998)
* Toronto Blue Jays (1999-2000)
* Chicago White Sox (2001)
* New York Yankees (2002-2003)
* San Diego Padres (2004)
* Boston Red Sox (2005-2006)
* San Diego Padres (2006-2007)
* Los Angeles Dodgers (2007)
 

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Got another name for you...

Warren Moon

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) 1979-83
Houston Oilers 1984-1993
Minnesota Vikings 1994-1996
Seattle Seahawks 1997-1998
Kansas City Chiefs 1999-2000
 

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Chauncey Billups

Denver Nuggets (Twice), Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves