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Player Year Age TmSpider Clark 1890 22 BUFSport McAllister 1899 24 CLVJimmy Walsh 1911 25 PHIJack Rothrock 1928 23 BOSBert Campaneris 1965 23 KCACesar Tovar 1968 27 MINJose Oquendo 1988 24 STLShane Halter 2000 30 DETScott Sheldon 2000 31 TEX
MLB players who have played at least 1 game at every position over a season:
Tm Pos G7 Seasons OF 1476 Seasons C 835 Seasons 1B 655 Seasons SS 624 Seasons 3B 274 Seasons P 173 Seasons 2B 77 Seasons TOT 408 Pos G
I know the last five guys on the list were stunts and shouldnt really count -- anybody know about the first four? Has anybody ever done it genuinely?
Even after the calamitous 1899 season, Sport remained highly thought of in baseball circles. The Sporting Life of November 18,1899 noted, "McAllister of the Cleveland’s [sic] is the most versatile player in the league today."
On September 8, 1965, as part of a special promotion featuring the popular young player, Campaneris became the first player to play every position in a major league game. On the mound, he pitched ambidextrously, throwing lefty to left-handers, and switched against right-handers. Since then, César Tovar (Twins, 1968), Scott Sheldon (Rangers, 2000) and Shane Halter (Tigers, 2000) have joined this select list of nine-position players in a major league game.
Sport McAllister is the only true utility player in the bunch:
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