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Leaving too early?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Duespayer, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Duespayer

    Duespayer New Member

    In tribute to Nomar, who sleeps with his trophy.

    Thinking about top players (in any sport) who spent several years with a team, helped build them up, then were either traded or signed as a FA with another club, one season before his former club won the championship.

    I had a few others in mind, but anyone could confirm them, I would appreciate it.
  2. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    Adrian Dantley.
    Helped the Detroit Pistons become a good team in the late 80s with his scoring. Isiah wanted his buddy Mark Aquire around so Dantley left just before the Pistons won two titles.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ted Simmons was THE offense for the Cardinals until Whitey Herzog traded him to the Brewers.

    Judging from 1982, Whitey got the last laugh.
  4. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Magglio Ordonez.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Dale Murphy.

    Traded from Braves to Phlly in 1990. This will be the Braves first losing season since.
    Left Philly after 1992. Phils won World Series in 1993.
    Signed with Colorado in 1993. Played in 26 games. Retired. Colorado made playoffs in 1994.

    Dale Murphy played in 2,180 games and made just one NLCS, in 1982. But each of the three teams he was on made the playoffs the year after he left.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  7. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    Joe Torre - spends 67 & 68 with the Braves while the Cardinals go to the Series, then gets traded to the Cardinals for 69 and the Braves win the division.
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Brook Jacoby.

    OK, so '92 was his last year and the Indians didn't get really good until 1994. But I stand by it!
  9. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Dominique Wilkins left Georgia after his junior year. The following season the Dogs went to the Final Four.
  10. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    Don Mattingly.....and Buck Showalter as a coach.
  11. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    So why's this guy so happy?

  12. rgd

    rgd Guest

    Because he just got his prostate examined.
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