PDA

View Full Version : Players Who Played Their Last Season In Cincy



Strikes Out Looking
12-10-2008, 05:04 PM
It seems to be the Reds have a knack for finding guys on their way out of baseball--so I thought I'd start a thread of players who played their last season at least in part as a Red.

Some examples are:

Tony Womack
Joe Hoerner (1977, 12.71 era--really really bad)
Eric Milton

I was surprised that Jerry Reuss's time as a Red wasn't his last go around (he stunk up the joint) as a player--he played a couple of more years with other teams.

Who else can we think of, and is this a long term problem or a recent phenomenom?

Falls City Beer
12-10-2008, 05:05 PM
It seems to be the Reds have a knack for finding guys on their way out of baseball--so I thought I'd start a thread of players who played their last season at least in part as a Red.

Some examples are:

Tony Womack
Joe Hoerner (1977, 12.71 era--really really bad)
Eric Milton

I was surprised that Jerry Reuss's time as a Red wasn't his last go around (he stunk up the joint) as a player--he played a couple of more years with other teams.

Who else can we think of, and is this a long term problem or a recent phenomenom?


Joey Hamilton maybe?

reds44
12-10-2008, 05:06 PM
Kent Mercker
Chris Hammond

Falls City Beer
12-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Pete Harnisch

bucksfan2
12-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Frenchie

Hap
12-10-2008, 05:10 PM
John Denny (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/dennyjo01.shtml)

Bo Diaz (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/diazbo01.shtml):cry::pray:

Manny Trillo (http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/trillma01.shtml)

Joel Youngblood (http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngjo02.shtml)

Chris Welsh (http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/welshch01.shtml)

Falls City Beer
12-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Lee Smith
Steve Avery

Tom Servo
12-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Todd Hollandsworth
Quinton McCracken

oh and I would doubt Joe Mays is ever returning to the MLB, but who knows.

Ltlabner
12-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Estaban Yan?

George Anderson
12-10-2008, 05:12 PM
Kent Tekulve

TRF
12-10-2008, 05:12 PM
Estaban Yan?

beat me to it.

15fan
12-10-2008, 05:20 PM
Barry Larkin, John Vander Wal, Brandon Larson, Jimmy Haynes, Todd Van Poppel, Kenny Kelly, Jeff Conine, Steve Smitherman, and Brandon Claussen are but a few recent ones who come to mind.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out Dernell Stenson.

M2
12-10-2008, 05:22 PM
Christy Mathewson
Wally Pipp
Bob Meusel
Chick Hafey
Harry Heilmann

MrCinatit
12-10-2008, 06:17 PM
Pete Rose
Johnny Bench
Davey Concepcion
Tony Perez

:D

Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Lance Davis
Brian Reith
Osvaldo Frenandez

WMR
12-10-2008, 06:22 PM
Can't believe no one has mentioned Paul Wilson yet. :D

WMR
12-10-2008, 06:22 PM
What about Deion Sanders?

Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 06:22 PM
How about Deion "Prime Time" Sanders?

klw
12-10-2008, 06:23 PM
It seems to be the Reds have a knack for finding guys on their way out of baseball--so I thought I'd start a thread of players who played their last season at least in part as a Red.

Some examples are:

Tony Womack
Joe Hoerner (1977, 12.71 era--really really bad)
Eric Milton

I was surprised that Jerry Reuss's time as a Red wasn't his last go around (he stunk up the joint) as a player--he played a couple of more years with other teams.

Who else can we think of, and is this a long term problem or a recent phenomenom?
Does Womack actually count? He played with the Cubs later that year.

WMR
12-10-2008, 06:23 PM
How about Deion "Prime Time" Sanders?

LOL you just got ninja'd! :D

nate
12-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Mike Stanton

Ltlabner
12-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Gary Majweski :pray:

WMR
12-10-2008, 06:27 PM
Gary Majweski :pray:

Dude why would you want that? Hopefully he'll go to some other team in the NL Central and pitch for many years to come. :)

Ltlabner
12-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Dude why would you want that? Hopefully he'll go to some other team in the NL Central and pitch for many years to come. :)

Oh...yea. Good point.

Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 06:31 PM
Scott Hattey-berg probably deserves mention as well, unless he finds work again this offseason.

camisadelgolf
12-10-2008, 07:13 PM
Stephen Larkin
Pete Rose, Jr.
Ricky Stone
Brandon Larson
Chris Sabo
Tim Costo
Cecil Espy
Jack Daugherty
Greg Tubbs
Keith Kessinger
Cesar Hernandez
Brian Koelling
Keith Gordon
Keith Hughes
Jose Rijo
Larry Luebbers
Steve Foster
Bill Landrum
Mike Anderson
Chris Bushing
Scott Ruskin

Strikes Out Looking
12-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Does Womack actually count? He played with the Cubs later that year.

Yes--he played part of his last season with the Reds. Just because the Cubs were even dumber than the Reds doesn't negate that fact.

RedFanAlways1966
12-10-2008, 11:07 PM
Andy Abad

www.baseball-reference.com/a/abadan01.shtml

GADawg
12-10-2008, 11:14 PM
Corey Patterson?

Bob Borkowski
12-10-2008, 11:19 PM
Joe Nuxhall

westofyou
12-10-2008, 11:25 PM
Chick Hafey
Christy Mathewson
Buck Ewing
Charles Comiskey
Steve Boros
Puddin' Head Jones
Bob Meusel
Wally Pipp
Harry Heilmann

Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 11:28 PM
Puddin' Head Jones

Exhibit A in Caveat Emperor's theory that "Ballplayer nicknames of the 90s and '00s really stink."

RedsManRick
12-10-2008, 11:35 PM
Mark Bellhorn
Jacob Cruz
Jason Romano

Bob Borkowski
12-10-2008, 11:51 PM
Johnny Lipon - 1954

Eddie Miksis - 1958

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 12:12 AM
Fred Hatfield - 1958

BCubb2003
12-11-2008, 12:22 AM
Exhibit A in Caveat Emperor's theory that "Ballplayer nicknames of the 90s and '00s really stink."

The problem is that what nicknames there are don't become part of the player's everyday name, and, with the exception of Chris Berman who was eventually mocked for it, the sportswriters don't push the nicknames as a regular thing.

Otherwise, we'd have Big Donkey Dunn, Country Keppinger and, we could only hope, Hippity Hopper.

The Baby-Faced Assassin had potential, at one time.

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 12:31 AM
Whitey Lockman - 1960

Vic Correll - 1980

savafan
12-11-2008, 12:49 AM
Glenn Braggs
Mellow Carmelo Martinez
technically, Jack Morris did (retired in spring training)

Tom Servo
12-11-2008, 12:50 AM
The problem is that what nicknames there are don't become part of the player's everyday name, and, with the exception of Chris Berman who was eventually mocked for it, the sportswriters don't push the nicknames as a regular thing.

Otherwise, we'd have Big Donkey Dunn, Country Keppinger and, we could only hope, Hippity Hopper.

The Baby-Faced Assassin had potential, at one time.
I still don't know where I first saw Country Kepp because I didn't think of it but I brought that one to Redszone and I want it to be his official nickname. I put in on his wikipedia but somebody removed it because they're a jerk.

savafan
12-11-2008, 01:15 AM
Manager Davey Johnson

Patrick Bateman
12-11-2008, 01:20 AM
Frank Viola
Steve Cooke

M2
12-11-2008, 01:23 AM
Viola pitched for the Jays the season after he was with the Reds.

Patrick Bateman
12-11-2008, 01:24 AM
Ya I just noticed that after I posted.... the same type of practice was in place though... The Jays just one-upped us.

camisadelgolf
12-11-2008, 01:40 AM
I just got a PM from akron3344 in the Sundeck:
jack baldschun
steve cooke
jim duffalo
dom zanni
richie scheinblum
steve pegeus
rafael santo domingo
mike de la hoz
steve christmas
dave van gorder

919191
12-11-2008, 04:17 AM
Previously mentioned were Pete Rose and Pete Rose Jr. I wonder how many father-son tandems fit this category?

Mario-Rijo
12-11-2008, 09:25 AM
Previously mentioned were Pete Rose and Pete Rose Jr. I wonder how many father-son tandems fit this category?

The Bonds for SF?

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 09:40 AM
I just got a PM from akron3344 in the Sundeck:
jack baldschun
steve cooke
jim duffalo
dom zanni
richie scheinblum
steve pegeus
rafael santo domingo
mike de la hoz
steve christmas
dave van gorder


I'm thinking that Steve Christmas went on to the White Sox and also the Cubs before hanging it up.

cumberlandreds
12-11-2008, 09:45 AM
John Vander Wal

Hal King
Ted Uhlaender

George Anderson
12-11-2008, 09:46 AM
Manager Davey Johnson

Davey later managed Baltimore and LA.

cumberlandreds
12-11-2008, 09:56 AM
Two more:

Andy Kosco
Willard Hershberger (suicide)

George Anderson
12-11-2008, 09:59 AM
Bo Diaz

westofyou
12-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Candy Cummings
Jake Daubert
Hod Eller
Edd Roush
Greasy Neale
Eppa Rixey

marcshoe
12-11-2008, 11:55 AM
Not sure if he's been mentioned, but the first year I followed the Reds ('72), Julian Javier, the lifetime Cardinal, was finishing out his career in a utility role for the Reds.

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 12:13 PM
and, of course, Ty Cline finished out in 1971.

westofyou
12-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Homer Smoot
Snake Deal
Tommy Corcoran
Connie Ryan

George Anderson
12-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Whitey Lockman

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Lee Smith
Steve Avery

Actually, both of these guys finished up elsewhere. Smith pitched in 25 games for Montreal in '97 and Avery was in 19 games for the Tigers in '03.

Have to admit, however, that really they were 'finished' by the time they left the Reds. :)

George Anderson
12-11-2008, 12:29 PM
Pat Moran

westofyou
12-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Pat Moran

His nickname was "Old Whiskey Face"

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Whitey Lockman

...and speaking of former New York Giants...

Larry Jansen called it quits after the '56 season.

George Anderson
12-11-2008, 12:53 PM
His nickname was "Old Whiskey Face"

According to Wilkipedia it killed him to.

He reported to the Reds' training camp in Orlando, Florida, but his condition worsened and he died there at the age of 48. The cause of death was listed as Bright's Disease, a kidney ailment, but some baseball historians ascribe Moran's fatal illness to alcoholism.

camisadelgolf
12-11-2008, 01:58 PM
I just got a few more from akron3344 in the Sun Deck:
Phil Gagliano
Roger Salkeld
Scott Winchester

marcshoe
12-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Gagliano's one I was trying to think of, but I couldn't remember the name.

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2008, 11:48 PM
Don't forget Dee Fondy.

It was he that the Reds received from the Pirates when Cincy decided to trade Big Klu after the 1957 season. (See woy's recently posted thread about the '57 team)

How did Fondy do in '58? In 124 ab's he hit .218 with 1 homer and 11 rbi's. That was his last season.

Bob Borkowski
12-12-2008, 12:35 AM
And in addition,

Al Ferrara - 1971

Jack Fisher - 1969 (Jack's claim to fame is that he lost 24 games for the '65 Mets)

camisadelgolf
12-12-2008, 09:30 AM
Some more from akron3344:
the great lawbreaker denny ribant
the craft lefty al jackson
1990 world series hero terry lee
tim layana sadly
submariner joe henderson

cumberlandreds
12-12-2008, 09:32 AM
Also from 1971 were the great Willie Smith and Greg Garrett.

cumberlandreds
12-12-2008, 03:06 PM
Akron 3344 sent me some more to share with you all.

Mike McQ ueen
Mike Grace
Jay Ward

oregonred
12-12-2008, 06:03 PM
Essentially the entire 2003 starting rotation ended their stellar careers with the Reds in short order. Those were the days:eek:

Jeff "Launch Pad" Austin
Joey Hamilton
Paul Wilson
Jimmy "First Born" Haynes
Todd "#1 Overall" Von Poppel
Phil Norton "Antivrus Protection"

Amazingly another memorable 2003 bullpen standout -- Josias Manzanillo played briefly for the Marlins before his MLB career was mercifully euthanized.

Bob Borkowski
12-12-2008, 08:12 PM
The Reds were the final stop for Charlie Neal in 1963. A second baseman, Charlie spent his best years with the Dodgers from '56 thru '61, winning a Gold Glove in 1959. I was always interested by his baseball card photos...his expression suggested a tough guy...no smiling for him. Also, close-ups showed that he had a large scar on his cheek. I always wondered how that happened.

http://i.s.shopwiki.com/i/data/0x0/1/128/921/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5iZWNrZXR0LmNvbS8vaW1hZ2VzL2l0ZW1pbW FnZXMvd21jYXJkc2NvbS93bWNhcmRzY29tMzQ4MzU2ODQuSlBH

cumberlandreds
12-12-2008, 11:20 PM
Two more from Akron 3344

Joe Edelen
Keefe Cato

Bob Borkowski
12-12-2008, 11:35 PM
In 1981 Sam Mejias hung up his spikes after playing for the Cardinals, Expos, Cubs and Reds with little success.

LINEDRIVER
12-13-2008, 03:07 AM
1962 pitcher Dave Sisler
1964 catcher Hal Smith
1965 outfielder Charlie James
1967 catcher Jimmie Coker
1968 pitcher Bill Kelso
1968 pitcher Bob Lee
1970 pitcher Ray Washburn
1973 outfielder Larry Stahl
1985 pitcher John Stupor
1988 outfielder Eddie Milner

LINEDRIVER
12-13-2008, 03:16 AM
I just got a PM from akron3344 in the Sundeck:
jack baldschun
steve cooke
jim duffalo
dom zanni
richie scheinblum
steve pegeus
rafael santo domingo
mike de la hoz
steve christmas
dave van gorder

Jack Baldschun appeared with the Reds in '66 & '67. He reappeared with the expansion new San Diego Padres in 1969 and finished his big league career with the '70 Padres.

Mainspark
12-13-2008, 03:47 AM
Jack Baldschun appeared with the Reds in '66 & '67. He reappeared with the expansion new San Diego Padres in 1969 and finished his big league career with the '70 Padres.

Mainspark
12-13-2008, 03:49 AM
Hall of Famer Amos Rusie (1901)
Joe Hague (1973)
Chris Sabo (1996)
Ron Oester (1990)
Bo Belinsky (1970)
Jim McGlothlin (1973)
Sonny Roberto (1972)
Ed Armbrister (1977)
Pat Darcy (1976)
Bill Bonham (1980)
Tom Hume (1987)
Alex Trevino (1990)
Jose Rijo (2002)

Bob Borkowski
12-13-2008, 12:57 PM
Catcher Matt Batts finished out his career in 1956 with the Reds after also playing for the Red Sox, Browns, Tigers and White Sox. His time in the bigs spanned 10 seasons but was primarily as a backup catcher and 6 was his high for homers in 374 ab's in '53.

His name is one of my favorites from the 50's. Why? I don't know...I just like to say it...it rolls off the tongue. :)

LINEDRIVER
12-18-2008, 02:23 AM
Akron3344 from the Sundeck sent me a PM to remind me about these two guys.

John Tsitouris pitched his last big league game as a Red in 1968.
Steve Boros closed out his big league career after appearing in just 2 games at third base with the '65 Reds.

Bob Borkowski
12-20-2008, 01:28 PM
I'm here to keep this thread going as long as someone else wants to bring it to the top again. :)

Bob Hooper finished up with the Reds in 1955 after a mixed career, starting with the Philadelphia Athletics, then on to the Indians, before hitting Cincy town.

He did win 15 games in '50 and 12 in '51 for Athletics teams that were not exactly outstanding.