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08-24-2011, 05:17 AM

Kip Gross (46)- 6-4, 3.47 for the 1991 Reds.

Neil Fiala (54)- Acquired from St. Louis for Doug Bair. For some reason, I recall that he was supposed to be a good bunter, but as he only had two ABs for the Reds he didn't have much chance to prove it.


Brett Gardner (28)

Tim Salmon (43)

Cal Ripken Jr. (51)

Hal Griggs -Obscure Senator pitcher mentioned here only for his career record of 6-26.

Hank Gowdy -Star of the 1914 "Miracle" Boston Braves, and as I recall, the first major leage player to serve in World War One.

Harry Hooper -Member, with Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis, of Boston's "Million Dollar Outfield". I always get him confused with Harry Heilman.

Bob Borkowski
08-24-2012, 09:18 AM
We could add Frank Secory. He was an outfielder and spent 4 seasons in the bigs, including playing a couple of games for the Reds in 1942. He is better known as an umpire in the NL from 1952 through 1970. He was behind the plate on 5-26-56 when 3 Cincinnati pitchers held Milwaukee hitless for 9 innings before losing in the 10th; it was the first time in major league history that multiple pitchers combined to throw 9 innings without allowing a hit.