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NatiWolfpack24
05-20-2011, 04:03 PM
I didn't learn about it until a buddy of mine who is also a Reds fan told me. RIP.


But according to Baseball Reference, Poffo, as he was known then, was an outfielder with the Tampa Tarpons in 1974, a Florida State League team for the Reds.

Poffo was playing his first year as a left-hander, a year after tearing a ligament in his right arm while playing with a St. Louis Cardinals farm team. Baseball Reference said that Poffo taught himself to throw left-handed rather than retire after the injury.

Playing mainly as a designated hitter in 131 games, Poffo finished third in the league in RBIs and tied for fifth in home runs. He was released at the end of the season.

Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/27967639/detail.html#ixzz1MvP7rjdF

texasdave
05-20-2011, 05:20 PM
RIP.

TheBigLebowski
05-20-2011, 07:16 PM
Wow...I never knew that. Interesting.

Savage aka Poffo always seemed like a good guy and I loved his wrestling character when I was a kid. RIP. Ohhhhhhhhh yeah.

mckbearcat48
05-20-2011, 07:49 PM
Many are snapping into a Slim Jim in the Macho Man's honor today.

Reds
05-20-2011, 09:52 PM
OOOOOHHHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHHH!!

This man, on the surface at least, would want us to crack a beer and remember him kicking ass.

jwmann2
05-21-2011, 01:01 AM
He wasn't the only wrestler that has passed away early that had made his way through the Cincinnati sports world. Google the name Brian Pillman, tag team partner of Stone Cold back in the day.

10xWSChamps
05-21-2011, 01:12 AM
Baseball Reference said that Poffo taught himself to throw left-handed rather than retire after the injury.

WOW that is a hell of a feat. He was with the Cardinals for about three years and was a decent prospect at that point from what I've heard.

NatiWolfpack24
05-21-2011, 01:24 AM
He wasn't the only wrestler that has passed away early that had made his way through the Cincinnati sports world. Google the name Brian Pillman, tag team partner of Stone Cold back in the day.

I have a Brian Pillman action figure still in the box. It's an autograph series.

Helms1
05-21-2011, 11:39 AM
Anybody have Elizabeth's digits?

TheBigLebowski
05-21-2011, 12:36 PM
Anybody have Elizabeth's digits?

Um, Elzabeth passed some time ago.

osuredleg24
05-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Um, Elzabeth passed some time ago.

yep, and they had divorced before her death