Thanks, now I can commence not getting work done for the rest of the afternoon.
For what it's worth, Minnie Minoso and Harold Baines may be the baseball equivalents of "JFK" and "Sleepers."
I quickly note that it tells you that no professional hockey player has ever played at the top level of another pro sport. So why have Hockey at all?
Six steps between the smartest guy ever to play baseball, Moe Berg, and the dumbest human being ever to set foot on the campus at Berkeley, Jason Kidd.
So the White Sox take their rightful place as the center of the MLB universe.
4 degrees from Paul Konero to Bill Laimbeer! Paul Konerko played on the 1997 Los Angeles Dodgers with ...Raul Mondesi, who played on the 2002 Toronto Blue Jays with ...Mark Hendrickson, who played on the 1997-98 Sacramento Kings with ...Olden Polynice, who played on the 1992-93 Detroit Pistons with ... Bill Laimbeer
Lou Groza to Larry Bird only takes 6 steps, but detours through MLB first (Vic Janowicz is the NFL-MLB link, and Danny Ainge gets you from MLB to NBA).
It takes longer to get from Laimbeer to NFL-equivalent Conrad Dobler, but it provides the opportunity to say "Russell Erxleben":Bill Laimbeer played on the 1989-90 Detroit Pistons with ...Gerald Henderson, who played on the 1981-82 Boston Celtics with ...Danny Ainge, who played on the 1980 Toronto Blue Jays with ...Lloyd Moseby, who played on the 1990 Detroit Tigers with ...Matt Kinzer, who played on the 1987 Detroit Lions with ...Russell Erxleben, who played on the 1979 New Orleans Saints with ... Conrad Dobler
Wikipedia advises that Matt Kinzer is the only person to date to play for both the Detroit Tigers (P) and the Detroit Lions (P, 1987 strike season), "causing him to be nicknamed the Detroit Liger."
HAH! For a moment I thought you were comparing Konerko to Dobler, which led to a bit of "Wait, is he calling Konerko dirty?!?"
For some reason, it won't let me plug in A.J. Pierzynski.
I can't get him to come up either! Of course, he's in the non-dirty side as well.
Only 9 steps to get from original Red Stocking Wright to this year's Cincinnati rookie sensation, Tony Cingrani - though it requires tying Cingrani's cup of coffee in late 2012 to the end of Scott Rolen's career.
Since I'm often looking at 49ers and SF Giants, I'm getting a fair number of Deion Sanders hits. I got 10 steps from Harry Wright to Colin Kaepernick; 8 from Kapernick to Honus Wagner