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I was thinking what are some instances similar to the right team wrong uniform version what were some examples of a guy on the right team but not in the home venue associated with him. In this I'm not talking about stuff like Yankees at Shea, Bears in Chapaign and other stuff but where they played in that venue either briefly at the very start or before being established or winding down. A couple from Chicago I can think of are Frank Thomas playing the last two months of the 1990 season at old Comiskey and Denis Savard playing at the United Center. In baseball a couple I can think of are Kent Herbek playing at Metropalitan Stadium and Barry Larkin at Great American Ballpark.

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Brett Gardner, David Robertson and Francisco Cervelli played their rookie season during the old Yankee Stadium swan song in 2008, and the manager was Joe Girardi.

 

George Steinbrenner's first season as Yankees owner was in 1973, the last season of the first version of the original Yankee Stadium (as you said, temporary ballparks do not count so I won't say Shea either).

Edited by TrueYankee26
Steinbrenner is the owner not manager, yikes

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If it weren't for "the tuck rule" game, it would be easy to forget Tom Brady played at the old Foxboro stadium.

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For the Spurs probably Tony Parker playing his rookie year at The Alamodome and David Robinson playing his last year at AT&T Center

A few more in baseball Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome playing at Municipal Stadium and Andre Dawson and Gary Carter playing at Parc Jarry

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BJ Armstrong's last season with the Bulls in 1995 was the 1st season of the United Center.

Ron Harper 1st season with the Bulls in 1994 was the swan song season of Chicago Stadium.

Edited by TrueYankee26
kimball is right, I double checked, Ron Harper did not play in the 1993-94 season with the Bulls, he joined in 1994-95

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Third baseman Eddie Matthews played his MLB rookie season with the Braves in 1952, the team's final year in Boston.  Matthews kept playing for the Braves from 1953 through 1965, when they called Milwaukee home, and in 1966, the club's first year in Atlanta, before the Braves organization traded him to the Houston Astros.  He ended up being the only person who played for the Braves in all three of the metropolitan areas where they have been based.

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14 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

BJ Armstrong's last season with the Bulls in 1995 was the 1st season of the United Center.

Ron Harper 1st season with the Bulls in 1994 was the swan song season of Chicago Stadium.

 

You're referencing the same season. Harper never played in Chicago Stadium with the Bulls. 

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12 minutes ago, kimball said:

 

You're referencing the same season. Harper never played in Chicago Stadium with the Bulls. 

I stand corrected

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Bucs debuted their current uniforms in Tampa Stadium aka The Old Sombrero's last season. Also, Warrick Dunn and Ronde Barber's rookie season.

 

Serious and semi-related note: I'm amazed at how well the Bucs drafted from the mid-90s until Dungy left. So many Hall of Famers.

 

 

Edited by Red Comet

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Sometimes you have to go by feel rather than by facts.

 

Pete Rose played seven years at Crosley Field.  But that just feels wrong.

 

Brook Lopez played more games for the Nets after the move than before.  But he will always be a New Jersey Net.

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Along the line of the 1990s Bulls the last year of Chicago Stadium had from the second three peat Toni Kukoc, Steve Kerr, Bill Wennington and for the second half Luc Longley and the first United Center season in addition to Armstrong also had Will Perdue and Scott Williams

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:58 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Sometimes you have to go by feel rather than by facts.

 

Pete Rose played seven years at Crosley Field.  But that just feels wrong.

 

Brook Lopez played more games for the Nets after the move than before.  But he will always be a New Jersey Net.

Re: Crosley Field: Johnny Bench played 3 1/2 seasons @ Crosley, as well.

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Connor McDavid’s rookie year was the Oilers last year at Rexall Place.

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Right Franchise, Wrong Home Arena or Stadium:

 

Kevin Durant's rookie season in the Key Arena (2007-08) and Peter Forsberg played his first NHL season at the Colisée de Québec (1994-95).

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Chipper Jones’ first two full seasons (not counting 1994 when he got hurt in spring training) were the Braves’ final two seasons at Fulton County Stadium. But that’s where he got his ring and played in two of his three World Series, strangely enough. We never would’ve thought so at the time though.

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Frank Thomas's career started at Old Comiskey.

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Here's a replica Reggie Jacskon rookie card: spacer.png

 

Started at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City before moving to Oakland with the A's.

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On 5/19/2020 at 6:18 PM, TrueYankee26 said:

Kevin Durant's rookie season in the Key Arena (2007-08)

 

It feels weird saying Key Arena is the wrong arena for a player that played on a franchise that should have never left Seattle.

 

But, yeah ...

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Larry Fitzgerald started his career at Sun Devil Stadium (and in the previous uniform, as well):

 

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