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I'd seen the Dingle Berry photo but not those next two.  Those are great.

 

I once went to a Twins game in which they had (Tony) Batista and (Juan) Castro batting back-to-back.

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I liked when God Shammgod played for Providence.

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12 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I liked when God Shammgod played for Providence.

 

He was Oolon Coluphid's favourite player.

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I find it funny that the Kings played in Sleep Train Arena last year.

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33 minutes ago, OnWis97 said:

I once went to a Twins game in which they had (Tony) Batista and (Juan) Castro batting back-to-back.

 

. . . for you students of Cuban history.

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Minute, yet tonight Toronto can win its first 2017 baseball game & clinch a hockey playoff spot with wins over Tampa Bay.

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On their way to the Finals last year, the Cavs had to go through the Pistons, Hawks and Raptors...

 

 

The Indians' schedule coincided nicely

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I liked that the 2006 and 2011 NBA Finals took place in American Airlines Arena and the American Airlines Center.

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4 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I liked that the 2006 and 2011 NBA Finals took place in American Airlines Arena and the American Airlines Center.

 

That is special because it was the Finals.  But something like this first came up long before the days of selling stadium names. From 1955 through 1967, there were two stadiums in the American League with the same name, as both the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City A's played in parks called Municipal Stadium.

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On 4/3/2017 at 11:00 AM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

 

The 1962 Mets had two pitchers named Bob Miller.  They wound up known as "Lefty Bob" and "Righty Bob", and collectively as "the Bobbsey Twins".

 

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Yet another crazy coincidence...the Mets have actually had two pitchers with the same name at the same time twice--"coincidentally", also named "Bobby", and also, "coincidentally", one was a righty and the other a lefty...

 

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The one on the right was, by that point, entrenched right-handed starter Bobby (M.) Jones. The one on the left, signed in 2000, was left-handed reliever Bobby (J.) Jones.

 

(Bonus coincidence: these two also found themselves on the same San Diego Padres team at the same time two seasons later, in 2002.)

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Surprised these two haven't come up:

 

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On 4/7/2017 at 6:42 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

That is special because it was the Finals.  But something like this first came up long before the days of selling stadium names. From 1955 through 1967, there were two stadiums in the American League with the same name, as both the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City A's played in parks called Municipal Stadium.

Also coincidentally or ironically, the Braves moved from one County Stadium to another. From Milwaukee County Stadium to Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. 

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There's the whole Juwan Howard / Josh Howard thing.  Both J. Howards, both played for both the Wizards and Mavericks at some point, both wore #5, but both also wore #55 for a short time, one with each team, due to #5 being worn by another player.  If I'm not mistaken they were both on the Mavs at the same time for a while, which i guess is a coincidence itself, but the fact that they wore the same numbers on two different teams is the heart of the coincidence, I guess.

 

 

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And here they are in some 55's

 

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EDIT:  I guess also the cool thing here is that if you had bought a Juwan Howard Wizards jersey back in 1997, it could have served as a Josh Howard jersey in 2011, and no one would have known the difference except logo nerds like us who would notice the gold/bronze disparity.

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For a brief period in the 1988-89 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks had two players named Craig Adams on their roster - one a winger and the other a defenseman. The winger used the name "Gus" while the defenseman used "Charles" to avoid any confusion.

 

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On April 7, 2017 at 5:55 PM, Buc said:

 

Yet another crazy coincidence...the Mets have actually had two pitchers with the same name at the same time twice--"coincidentally", also named "Bobby", and also, "coincidentally", one was a righty and the other a lefty...

 

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The one on the right was, by that point, entrenched right-handed starter Bobby (M.) Jones. The one on the left, signed in 2000, was left-handed reliever Bobby (J.) Jones.

 

(Bonus coincidence: these two also found themselves on the same San Diego Padres team at the same time two seasons later, in 2002.)

The Mets had J. before 2000, because on May 11, 1999, when M. was with the Rockies, they started against one another.

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The White Sox had both catcher Giovany Soto and pitcher Giovanni Soto on their 40-man roster this year,

but the pitcher was never called up and was released.

 

The Braves had pitcher David D. Carpenter in 2014, and pitcher David L. Carpenter in 2015.

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Best part is he's American.

 

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6 hours ago, monkeypower said:

Best part is he's American.

 

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I bet his jersey sold like crazy.

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