How Many Men Does it Take to Play the Position?

While noticing that the Cubs had already used 13 different players in left field this season, I began to wonder what the record was for each position on the diamond.  Using the Baseball Reference Play Index, here are the position-by-position leaders, with the year, count and associated players listed. (The Cubs are still two short of the all-time record, by the way):

PITCHERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
2014 Texas Rangers AL 40 Nathan Adcock / J.P. Arencibia / Scott Baker / Lisalverto Bonilla / Alex Claudio / Neal Cotts / Yu Darvish / Jon Edwards / Ryan Feierabend / Neftali Feliz / Pedro Figueroa / Jason Frasor / Justin Germano / Chris Gimenez / Matt Harrison / Derek Holland / Phil Irwin / Michael Kirkman / Phil Klein / Colby Lewis / Nick Martinez / Daniel McCutchen / Roman Mendez / Miles Mikolas / Mitch Moreland / Hector Noesi / Alexi Ogando / Spencer Patton / Martin Perez / Aaron Poreda / Seth Rosin / Robbie Ross / Ben Rowen / Joe Saunders / Tanner Scheppers / Joakim Soria / Nick Tepesch / Shawn Tolleson / Matt West / Jerome Williams
CATCHERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1914 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 9 Sam Brenegan / Bob Coleman / George Gibson / Ham Hyatt / Jake Kafora / Pat Kilhullen / Bobby Schang / Syd Smith / Bill Wagner
1911 Philadelphia Phillies NL 9 Dick Cotter / Red Dooin / Bill Killefer / Red Kleinow / Bunny Madden / Pat Moran / John Quinn / Tubby Spencer / Jimmy Walsh
FIRST BASEMEN
Year Tm Lg Count Names
2000 St. Louis Cardinals NL 13 Will Clark / Shawon Dunston / Jim Edmonds / Thomas Howard / Eli Marrero / Mike Matheny / Mark McGwire / Craig Paquette / Eduardo Perez / Placido Polanco / Chris Richard / Larry Sutton / Fernando Tatis
SECOND  BASEMEN
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1972 Oakland Athletics AL 11 Sal Bando / Curt Blefary / Larry Brown / Ron Clark / Tim Cullen / Dick Green / Larry Haney / Ted Kubiak / Marty Martinez / Dal Maxvill / Gene Tenace
1916 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 11 Doug Baird / Carson Bigbee / Jack Farmer / Billy Gleason / Otto Knabe / Alex McCarthy / Joe Schultz / Paddy Siglin / Jim Viox / Honus Wagner / Hooks Warner
1911 New York Highlanders AL 11 Hal Chase / Birdie Cree / Jim Curry / Earle Gardner / Otis Johnson / John Knight / Stubby Magner / Johnny Priest / Roxey Roach / Jack Warhop / Ed Wilkinson
SHORTSTOPS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1944 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 10 Pat Ankenman / Eddie Basinski / Bobby Bragan / Tommy Brown / Gil English / Bill Hart / Barney Koch / Gene Mauch / Eddie Miksis / Eddie Stanky
THIRD BASEMEN
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1915 Philadelphia Athletics AL 14 Henry Bostick / Owen Conway / Art Corcoran / Harry Damrau / Thomas Healy / Larry Kopf / Nap Lajoie / Fred Lear / Lew Malone / Sam McConnell / Eddie Murphy / Rube Oldring / Wally Schang / Jimmy Walsh
LEFT FIELDERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
2004 Kansas City Royals AL 15 Brandon Berger / Adrian Brown / Dee Brown / David DeJesus / Byron Gettis / Alexis Gomez / Wilton Guerrero / Aaron Guiel / Ken Harvey / Damian Jackson / Mendy Lopez / Ruben Mateo / Desi Relaford / Matt Stairs / Rich Thompson
2002 Cleveland Indians AL 15 Chad Allen / Brady Anderson / Bruce Aven / Russell Branyan / Ben Broussard / Ellis Burks / Jolbert Cabrera / Wil Cordero / Coco Crisp / Todd Dunwoody / Karim Garcia / Matt Lawton / Chris Magruder / Bill Selby / Lee Stevens
1998 New York Mets NL 15 Benny Agbayani / Jermaine Allensworth / Rich Becker / Matt Franco / Bernard Gilkey / Todd Haney / Lenny Harris / Todd Hundley / Wayne Kirby / Luis Lopez / Craig Paquette / Jay Payton / Tony Phillips / Jim Tatum / Preston Wilson
1993 Cincinnati Reds NL 15 Jacob Brumfield / Tim Costo / Jack Daugherty / Cecil Espy / Keith Gordon / Tommy Gregg / Cesar Hernandez / Thomas Howard / Keith Hughes / Randy Milligan / Kevin Mitchell / Bip Roberts / Juan Samuel / Greg Tubbs / Gary Varsho
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 15 Ralph Bryant / Mike Devereaux / Mariano Duncan / Jose Gonzalez / Pedro Guerrero / Chris Gwynn / Mickey Hatcher / Danny Heep / Ken Landreaux / Tito Landrum / Mike Ramsey / Steve Sax / Franklin Stubbs / Alex Trevino / Reggie Williams
1985 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 15 Bob Bailor / Ralph Bryant / Enos Cabell / Jose Gonzalez / Pedro Guerrero / Ken Landreaux / Candy Maldonado / Mike Marshall / Len Matuszek / Al Oliver / Stu Pederson / R.J. Reynolds / Bill Russell / Terry Whitfield / Reggie Williams
1976 Montreal Expos NL 15 Larry Biittner / Gary Carter / Nate Colbert / Warren Cromartie / Andre Dawson / Jim Dwyer / Mike Jorgensen / Jim Lyttle / Pete Mackanin / Pepe Mangual / Bombo Rivera / Gary Roenicke / Del Unser / Ellis Valentine / Jerry White
CENTER FIELDERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1914 Cincinnati Reds NL 15 Johnny Bates / Bert Daniels / Paul Fittery / Bill Holden / Bill Kellogg / Red Killefer / Ed Kippert / Harry LaRoss / Howard Lohr / Kid McLaughlin / Doc Miller / Herbie Moran / Maury Uhler / Fritz Von Kolnitz / Earl Yingling
RIGHT FIELDERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1902 New York Giants NL 21 Roger Bresnahan / George Browne / John Burke / Jim Callahan / Roy Clark / Jack Cronin / Jim Delahanty / Jack Dunn / Jack Hendricks / Jim Jackson / Jim Jones / Billy Lauder / Christy Mathewson / Malcolm MacDonald / Joe McGinnity / Hal O’Hagan / Henry Thielman / George Van Haltren / Joe Wall / Libe Washburn / George Yeager
DESIGNATED HITTERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1993 Seattle Mariners AL 24 Rich Amaral / Mike Blowers / Bret Boone / Chris Bosio / Jay Buhner / Henry Cotto / Mike Felder / Ken Griffey / Erik Hanson / Bill Haselman / Dann Howitt / Greg Litton / Dave Magadan / Edgar Martinez / Tino Martinez / Marc Newfield / Pete O’Brien / Greg Pirkl / Mackey Sasser / Larry Sheets / Lee Tinsley / Brian Turang / Fernando Vina / Omar Vizquel
PINCH-HITTERS/PINCH-RUNNERS
Year Tm Lg Count Names
1961 Kansas City Athletics AL 37 Norm Bass / Hank Bauer / Reno Bertoia / Bob Boyd / Billy Bryan / Andy Carey / Wayne Causey / Frank Cipriani / Clint Courtney / Wes Covington / Bobby Del Greco / Chuck Essegian / Jay Hankins / Dick Howser / Deron Johnson / Stan Johnson / Lou Klimchock / Lew Krausse / Don Larsen / Jerry Lumpe / Gordon MacKenzie / Mickey McDermott / Joe Nuxhall / Joe Pignatano / Al Pilarcik / Leo Posada / Bobby Prescott / Jim Rivera / Bob Shaw / Charlie Shoemaker / Norm Siebern / Gene Stephens / Haywood Sullivan / Marv Throneberry / Bill Tuttle / Ozzie Virgil / Jerry Walker

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