[this is the tenth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, and rafael landestoy.]
dave hansen was a serial double dipper. he played in the majors for 4 different teams - the dodgers, cubs, padres and mariners. he had two stints with each of them, although his second go around with the cubbies lasted just a month during spring training in 2005. what i am most concerned with, however, is his status as a dodger double dipper.
hansen, shown here on a 1993 donruss card,
hansen became a free agent after the 1996 season, and he signed a deal with the chicago cubs. the only card of hansen featured as a cub that i could locate comes courtesy of wrigley wax - a 1997 cubs team issue:
after one year in the far east, hansen returned to los angeles. he was once again pegged in the role of pinch hitter and occasional spot starter, and from 1999 through 2002, he had 197 plate appearances in a pinch hitting role. in 2000, he set a major league record with 7 pinch hit home runs. perhaps that's why topps made a card of hansen in 2001
in 2003, hansen played for the padres and then went to seattle to start the 2004 season. the mariners sent him back to san diego during that campaign. he signed on with the cubs in spring training of 2005 as mentioned earlier, and then joined the mariners for the actual '05 season, his final one as a major league player.
here's to you, dave hansen - double dipper!