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redsupport
10-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Like the effort manifested by the Gyro king, although Bill Kelso performed meritoriously in a squeaker

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 12:23 PM
The Kentucky tobacco farmer, Woodie Fryman got the best of the Reds that day in a titanic struggle at Shibe Park.

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 12:35 PM
Bob Lee did some "pristine" pitching on that day for the Reds and there was also a noteworthy performance by the incomparable Ted Davidson.

graveyard
10-18-2006, 12:45 PM
Go woodie.

westofyou
10-18-2006, 12:45 PM
The Kentucky tobacco farmer, Woodie Fryman got the best of the Reds that day in a titanic struggle at Shibe Park.

By then Shibe was Connie Mack Stadium and somewhere Benjamin Shibe shed a tear as the end came near.

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/Shibe800.jpg

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Where have you gone, Johnny Briggs?

Roy Tucker
10-18-2006, 03:24 PM
Ted Abernathy pitched the last inning for the Reds.

Wasn't Abernathy's nickname "the Worm"? I can't find a reference on teh intranets.

westofyou
10-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Ted Abernathy pitched the last inning for the Reds.

Wasn't Abernathy's nickname "the Worm"? I can't find a reference on teh intranets.

Ted's nickname was "Abbie" or so stated in the 1968 TSN Baseball Register.

redsupport
10-18-2006, 03:52 PM
abby was tremendous a great trade none like him

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 04:01 PM
A different look, for sure, and effective.

lollipopcurve
10-18-2006, 04:01 PM
abby was tremendous a great trade none like him

until Wayne Granger stepped into the corral

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 04:05 PM
Granger could stand sideways on the mound and no one could see him. Minnesota must have had a thing for guys like that and apparently, so did the Reds as they also acquired "The Blade," Tom Hall, from the Twinkies for Granger. It was said that Granger could take a shower in a shotgun barrel.

westofyou
10-18-2006, 04:07 PM
until Wayne Granger stepped into the corral

Only 4 pitchers have lead the Reds in Win Shares in a season since Ewell Blackwell was a Red.'

Soto a couple of times, Rijo , Jeff Shaw in 1997 and Ted Abernathy in 1967

redsupport
10-18-2006, 04:43 PM
Did Dom Zanni or Jim Duffalo lead the league in win shares? I've got to know!

RANDY IN INDY
10-18-2006, 07:20 PM
Their success was, in part, to the stellar catching and signal calling of Jimmy Coker.

BenHayes
10-19-2006, 04:58 PM
loved ted abernathy's delivery . sorry he passed over the hill a couple of years ago

LINEDRIVER
10-19-2006, 11:11 PM
loved ted abernathy's delivery . sorry he passed over the hill a couple of years ago

I taped a phone conversation with Abernathy in 2000. He was somewhat shocked that I would think of him, track him down, and would want to talk baseball with him. He thought he was long forgotten.

Occassionally somebody will bring his name up and I post the written version or excerpts of that interview here on RedsZone.

RedFanAlways1966
10-21-2006, 08:47 PM
Believe it or not...

There have been 3 pitchers in MLB history with the last name Abernathy. None are related to each other. All three were born in North Carolina.