Reggie Smith

The Dodgers-Giants connection

The Dodgers-Giants connection

Daryl Spencer was the first one, on May 30, 1961, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, when he started at third base for the Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who knew then? More than a half-century later, last Aug. 22, reliever Brian Wilson, in his first game with the Dodgers, became the latest when he took the mound in the ninth inning against the Marlins in Miami. What do they have in common? Spencer and Wilson bookend an eclectic 88-member group that has played for both the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants since the teams moved west in 1958. The list includes three Hall of Fame members — Duke Snider, Juan Marichal and Gary Carter. None was more surprising than...