Chiefs vs. Chiefs in MLB Post-Season

Saturday night, while watching the Oakland – Detroit game and seeing 2007 Chiefs pitcher Al Alburquerque face 2008 Chiefs catcher, turned 3B Josh Donaldson I was curious as to how many times that had happened. So the research was done and here is the list of the 27 occurrences when a former Chiefs pitcher faced a former Chiefs batter in the MLB post-season. Stats and some interesting notes at the bottom of the table.

Date Round G Pitcher Team Batter Team Result
10/3/1995 NLDS 1 Greg Maddux Atl Joe Girardi Col 1b, go, dp
10/7/1995 NLDS 4 Greg Maddux Atl Joe Girardi Col K, dp, 1b
10/21/1996 WS 2 Greg Maddux Atl Joe Girardi NYY Go, Go, Go
10/26/1996 WS 6 Greg Maddux Atl Joe Girardi NYY 3B (RBI/R), 1b, go
10/2/1997 ALDS 2 Heath Slocumb Sea Rafael Palmeiro Bal 2B
10/4/1997 ALDS 3 Heath Slocumb Sea Rafael Palmeiro Bal 1B (R)
10/7/1997 NLCS 1 Greg Maddux Atl Devon White Fla K, K, go, fo
10/12/1997 NLCS 5 Greg Maddux Atl Devon White Fla HBP (SB/R), K, K
10/3/1998 NLDS 3 Greg Maddux Atl Brant Brown CHC go (PH)
10/10/1998 NLCS 3 Greg Maddux Atl Wally Joyner SD BB, fo, fo
10/3/2000 NLDS 1 Greg Maddux Atl Placdo Polanco StL 1B (3RBI), 1B
10/3/2000 NLDS 1 Greg Maddux Atl Rick Ankiel StL fo
10/3/2000 NLDS 1 Rick Ankiel StL Greg Maddux Atl BB (R)
10/9/2001 NLDS 1 Gene Stechschulte StL Mark Grace Ari 1B
10/16/2001 NLCS 1 Greg Maddux Atl Mark Grace Ari dp, go, go
10/20/2001 NLCS 4 Greg Maddux Atl Mark Grace Ari fo, 1b (RBI)
10/14/2006 ALCS 4 Dan Haren Oak Placdo Polanco Det go, 1b, dp
10/22/2006 WS 2 Tyler Johnson StL Placdo Polanco Det HBP
10/2/2011 NLDS 2 Jason Motte StL Placdo Polanco Phi fo
10/4/2011 NLDS 3 Jason Motte StL Placdo Polanco Phi 1b
10/5/2011 NLDS 4 Jason Motte StL Placdo Polanco Phi fo
10/10/2011 NLCS 2 Chris Narveson Mil Albert Pujols StL go
10/10/2011 NLCS 2 Chris Narveson Mil Yadier Molina StL fo
10/16/2011 NLDS 6 Chris Narveson Mil Albert Pujols StL HR (RBI/R)
10/16/2011 NLDS 6 Chris Narveson Mil Yadier Molina StL IBB (R)
10/10/2012 ALDS 4 Al Alburquerque Det Josh Donaldson Oak lo
10/5/2013 ALDS 2 Al Alburquerque Det Josh Donaldson Oak K
  • Hitters are 13-for-43 (.302) with 1 home run, 1-2b, 1-3b, 6rbi, 5r, 5-bb, 2-hbp and 1 stolen base (Devon White). Pitchers have six strikeouts.
  • 2000 NLDS Game 1 is the only post-season game started by ex-Chiefs pitchers on both team as Rick Ankiel (STL) opposed Greg Maddux (ATL). The Cardinals won as Ankiel got a no-decision and Maddux took the loss.
  • In the 2008 NLDS Game 1 two ex-Chiefs pitched on opposing teams, but both out of the bullpen. Greg Maddux (LA) and Jeff Samardzija (Cubs) each threw an inning but did not face each other as a batter.
  • Chiefs teammates have faced each other as well. Yadier Molina and Chris Narveson were teammates in Peoria in 2002 winning a MWL Championship. They faced each other in the 2011 NLCS with Molina flying out in Game 2 and walking/scoring in Game 6.
  • The ex-Chiefs to face each other the most in the MLB playoffs? Greg Maddux (1985) vs. Joe Girardi (1986). Those two faced each other in the 1995 NLDS and 1996 World Series. Girardi did not play in the 1999 World Series game Maddux started. Overall Girardi was 4-for-12 (.333) with a triple, RBI, run and strikeout against his former Cubs teammate.

There you have it, here’s hoping for a few more ex-Chiefs vs. ex-Chiefs matchups this month as Al Alburquerque and Darin Downs could face the three Oakland A’s this week (Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson, Daric Barton) or in the ALCS with potential Tigers-Rays or A’s-Rays matchups. Unfortunately there aren’t any ex-Chiefs as pitchers in the NL playoffs so we won’t get any matchups in the NLDS, NLCS or even World Series.

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