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Record Holding Journeymen

Some athletes switch zip codes like Paris Hilton switches men. Kidzworld takes a look at some of pro sports' journeymen. Below are the record holders for most teams in every major sport.

Journeymen - Tony Massenburg

League: NBA
Number: 12 teams (1990-2005)
Teams: Spurs (twice), Hornets, Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Raptors, 76ers, Nets, Grizzlies (twice), Rockets, Jazz, Kings.
Fun Facts : The longest tenure Tony had with a team was two years. He played two years with the Vancouver Grizzlies (1997-99), then played another two years with the Grizzlies (2000-02) after they moved to Memphis. Tony also spent two years playing in Europe.

Journeymen - Mike Sillinger

League: NHL
Number: 12 teams (1990-Present)
Teams: Red Wings, Ducks, Canucks, Flyers, Lightning, Panthers, Senators, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Blues, Predators, Islanders.
Fun Facts: Mike also played for two minor league teams in his professional hockey career. Mike never returned to any teams he'd previously played for. He has also been traded nine times, which is an NHL record too.

Journeymen - Mike Morgan

League: MLB
Number: 12 teams (1977-2001)
Teams: A's, Yankees, Blue Jays, Mariners, Orioles, Dodgers, Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, Twins, Rangers, Diamondbacks.
Fun Facts: The longest tenure for Mike has been three years, which he's done with three different teams. Mike also spent three years in the minor leagues. Morgan shares the MLB record for teams played for with Deacon McGuire who played from 1884-1912.

Journeymen - Jeff Brady

League: NFL
Number: Eight teams (1991-1999)
Teams: Steelers, Packers, Rams, Chargers, Buccaneers, Vikings, Panthers, Colts
Fun Facts: Jeff split the 1993 season with the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers. His longest tenure with a team was with the Minnesota Vikings where he spent three seasons (1995-97). The next closest to Brady was Jeff George who played for seven different teams.

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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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