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Castro the Astro - Can you name more?

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#1 Teflon

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:58 AM

During the last homestand the Twins played an Astros team that featured Jason Castro in their lineup. Somewhere about the 4th inning, I looked up at the scoreboard and realized "Castro the Astro" had his team's name embedded in his last name. While he probably would have chosen to be named Jason Gray or Jason Nathan if it meant playing for a contender like the Rays or the Nats instead of the cellar-dweller Astros - it still was rather cool to have your team's name in your last name.

I tried to think of other players and teams where this might have happened. Here' a couple:


  • Butch Metzger was a Met


  • Gary Redus was a Red

Any others you can think of?

#2 Teflon

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

And of course Jose Cardenal was a Card-i-nal

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

Rick White pitched for the White Sox. I had to double check on BBR but it was a safe bet considering he played for every team at one point in his career.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

Jesse Orosco, the Oriole.

If the Twins were to trade Scott Diamond to Arizona...

Edited by powrwrap, 09 August 2013 - 09:47 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

Dave Philley, of the Phillies (and of the Philadelphia Athletics)

OK, I cheated and looked that up. Also checked Brewers that might have played for the Brewers, but there was nothing.
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#6 biggentleben

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

Wait, the Nationals are a contender?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

Red is an easy one

Johnny Reder was on the Red Sox
Billy Redmond was on the Reds
Todd Redmond made his debut for the Reds

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

Misread this thread.
Thought it was the equally difficult task of naming current Astros players. ;)
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