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The Thursday Thinker: Longest tenured pitchers

Before leaving this week, Yovani Gallardo was a member of a pretty select group.

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

A very quiet offseason lurched forward abruptly on Sunday when we began to hear the news that Yovani Gallardo, who has started for the Brewers on Opening Day in each of the last five seasons, was headed to Texas in a four-player trade. Gallardo pitched in 214 games over eight seasons as a Brewer and threw 1289.1 innings, the seventh-most in franchise history.

Before his sudden departure Gallardo was one of just 12 pitchers across all of MLB that had pitched at least 1000 innings for their current team. How many of the others can you name in five minutes?

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The quiz also contains four bonus answers: Pitchers who would otherwise have qualified for this list but have left their former teams this winter by trade or free agency.

Please post your score in the comments below, but also remember that comments on this post may contain spoilers. If you get all 11 answers correct, post your time along with your score in the comments.

Have fun, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!