They’ve been together for a long, long time. Longer than some of you would like. But Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and Chase Utley are about to set a new MLB record for teammates at their respective positions.
With their starts tonight, it will be that groups 887th regular season game together in the field at first base, second base, and shortstop, respectively. That record had been held by the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell, who played 886 games together. The stat is courtesy of Jayson Stark and Elias.
Pretty impressive. Although they’re no longer the same players they were in their prime, it’s still quite impressive they’ve been able to stick together this day and age and stay “healthy” enough to be on the field.