Sorry to steal some of Jon's bits here, but with the arrival in L.A. of
former Giants assistant GM Ned Colletti as well as the signing of former
Bill Mueller and offers to other former Giants, such as Reggie Sanders and Kenny
Lofton, I was wondering how often there are former Giants on the
So, to the best of my ability I tried to crank out a list although I really
just did a lot of data entry myself. To get credit as a "former Giant", you
had to have played at least one game for the Giants (L.A. or New York
variety) and then played for the Dodgers. If you had a career path that
took you from Dodgers to Giants to Dodgers (such as Dave Anderson or Orel
Hershiser), you are only a former Giant on your second tour of duty
with the Dodgers.
The first player to make the list was Dave Orr in
1888. Orr had played one game for the Giants in 1883. There would not be
another ex-Giant on the Dodgers until Monte Ward played for Brooklyn in
Of the six years the Dodgers won the World Series, there were only two
seasons that the Dodgers had an ex-Giant on the roster: 1963 (Daryl
Spencer) and 1981 (Derrel
The longest tenure with the Dodgers of any ex-Giant is Manny Mota.
Mota played with the Giants in 1962 and played for the Dodgers from 1969
through 1980 and also briefly in 1982. Fitzsimmons's seven seasons in
Brooklyn is the leader in that incarnation of the team.