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chicoruiz
08-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Reds:

Buddy Bell (60) - Happy 60th, Buddy; always a class act and a credit to Cincinnati.

Others:

Jim Thome (41)

Mike Maddux (50)

Mike & Marshall Edwards (59) -First set of twins since I started doing this.

Ernie Broglio (76) Through no fault of his own he became the poster boy for bad trades; it wasn't HIS idea to be traded for Lou Brock.

Bob Borkowski
08-27-2012, 08:08 AM
Let's add Peanuts Lowrey to the Reds list. He had a career of several seasons starting in 1942 and finishing up in 1955...with the Reds in 1949 and 1950...during his years in the majors he played every defensive position except pitcher and catcher but was mainly an outfielder...he was nicknamed as a child by an uncle who, remarking on Lowrey's small size, said, "Why he's no bigger than a peanut!". While growing up in Los Angeles he worked as a child actor in the Our Gang comedies.

redsfandan
08-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Let's add Peanuts Lowrey to the Reds list. He had a career of several seasons starting in 1942 and finishing up in 1955...with the Reds in 1949 and 1950...during his years in the majors he played every defensive position except pitcher and catcher but was mainly an outfielder...he was nicknamed as a child by an uncle who, remarking on Lowrey's small size, said, "Why he's no bigger than a peanut!". While growing up in Los Angeles he worked as a child actor in the Our Gang comedies.

When?

Bob Borkowski
08-27-2012, 08:33 AM
When?

Not sure. He was born in 1917. This info came from Wikipedia by the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanuts_Lowrey


Why do you ask?

redsfandan
08-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Not sure. He was born in 1917. This info came from Wikipedia by the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanuts_Lowrey


Why do you ask?

My siblings and I watched that show alot, in syndication obviously, when we were young. Just a classic show.

chicoruiz
08-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Emil Verban was an undistinguished middle infielder, mostly for the Cards and Cubs. Before the 1944 World Series, he went to the Cardinal owner and asked if he might be able to arrange a better seat for Verban's pregnant wife. The owner replied, "For all the good you've been to me, you're lucky you're not the one sitting behind a pole". Verban then went 7 for 17 in the Series, helping the Cards to a win, and afterwards he told the owner "Now you can go sit behind a pole, you so-and-so". There is an organization of Cubs fans called the Emil Verban Society; members have included Ronald Reagan and George Will.

Marv Gudat holds the record for most innings pitched without striking out a batter (26 2/3).

And Dizzy Nutter wasn't much of a player, but makes the all-name team.

Bob Borkowski
08-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Emil Verban was an undistinguished middle infielder, mostly for the Cards and Cubs. Before the 1944 World Series, he went to the Cardinal owner and asked if he might be able to arrange a better seat for Verban's pregnant wife. The owner replied, "For all the good you've been to me, you're lucky you're not the one sitting behind a pole". Verban then went 7 for 17 in the Series, helping the Cards to a win, and afterwards he told the owner "Now you can go sit behind a pole, you so-and-so". There is an organization of Cubs fans called the Emil Verban Society; members have included Ronald Reagan and George Will.

Marv Gudat holds the record for most innings pitched without striking out a batter (26 2/3).

And Dizzy Nutter wasn't much of a player, but makes the all-name team.

chico! You came back! Good stuff, by the way. :)