5 Players Who Played for Both the Yankees and the Braves

It’s not often that a player gets the chance to play for two of baseball’s most iconic franchises, but it has happened. Here are 5 players who have played for both the Yankees and the Braves.

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Introduction

In 1997, the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees made history by playing each other in the World Series. This was a significant event because it was the first time that two teams from opposite coasts had ever met in the Fall Classic. What made this series even more special was the fact that five players on each team had previously played for the other team. In this article, we’ll take a look at those ten players and see how they fared while wearing both uniforms.

Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield was born on October 3, 1951, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams from 1973 to 1995. Winfield is the only player to have played for both the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. He won a World Series with the Yankees in 1981 and was a 12-time All-Star.

Cecil Fielder

Cecil Fielder was a professional baseball player who played for both the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. Fielder began his career with the Yankees in 1990, and played for them until 1996. He then played for the Braves from 1997 to 1998. Fielder was a first baseman and designated hitter. In his career, he had 1,318 hits, 288 home runs, and 1,004 RBIs.

Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams was born on September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1985 and made his MLB debut with the team in 1991. Williams was a key member of four World Series-winning teams with the Yankees and was awarded the American League Gold Glove Award five times. He also won four AL Silver Slugger Awards and was a five-time AL All-Star. After spending his entire 16-year career with the Yankees, Williams retired in 2006.

In 2007, Williams attempted a comeback with the Braves, but he only played in eight games before retiring for good.

Andruw Jones

Andruw Jones was born in Curaçao and began his professional career with the Braves at the age of 19. He spent 12 seasons in Atlanta, winning 10 Gold Glove Awards and making five All-Star teams. In 2005, he was traded to the Dodgers, with whom he played for two seasons. After one season with the Rangers, Jones signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in 2009. He played in 153 games for New York, hitting .247/.349/.495 with 19 home runs. He then rejoined the Rangers for 2010 before retiring in 2012.

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