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redssince75
09-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Another thread that indicates the season is over...anyway, the others got me to thinking, who's my favorite Red who's not a HOFer, or even a big star that other fans would know (like Eric Davis or even Votto, currently).

I have two. Favorite pitcher ever was Tom Browning. He was so damn good in the 80s. And a lefty like me. And my favorite hitter to watch when he had such a sweet swing for 2-3 years was Hal Morris. He'd be better remembered if he hadn't lost the batting title on the last day that one year (was it to Terry Pendleton?)

drowg14
09-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Pokey and the Mayor.

Adam Rosales gets honorable mention.

nux fan
09-11-2011, 10:03 PM
don pavletich

Red Raindog
09-11-2011, 10:28 PM
don pavletich

The man could hit off the bench as I recall --

nux fan
09-11-2011, 10:36 PM
yes he was like george crowe and jerry lynch and smoky burgess

UKAlum97
09-12-2011, 02:34 AM
Hal Morris . . . and the always electric Paul Householder.

RedsFanIN
09-12-2011, 03:32 AM
One of my favorites growning up was Chris Sabo.

double21d
09-12-2011, 06:13 AM
Chris Heisey and Chris Stynes come to mind.

I also liked Pete Schourek until we ran him into the ground.

Vottomatic
09-12-2011, 07:58 AM
Mario Soto.

I also liked Gary Redus short tenure with the Reds.

will5979
09-12-2011, 08:34 AM
2000s-He is still known right now but probably in 40 years his name will be all but forgotten, Ryan Freel. He was one of the few bright shining spots during a decade of misery and his balls to the wall play is what Reds fans enjoy seeing, especially me, I'm very critical of modern day players for their lack of intensity and making the game a personal vendetta against the opposing team/players...(can you tell I'm a Cobb and Rose fan!?)

1990s-I really liked Deion Sanders-most still remember him being a Red but he'll also be forgotten one day.

1980s-Dave Collins-he had fire and intensity, and looked like the biggest dork on the field with those Harry Carey glasses that he wore!

bounty37h
09-12-2011, 08:59 AM
Bip Roberts, Reggie Sanders

redssince75
09-12-2011, 10:20 AM
1990s-I really liked Deion Sanders-most still remember him being a Red but he'll also be forgotten one day.

It might be forgotten that he was a Red, but as an athlete he won't soon be forgotten, if ever. One of the most famous athletes of the recent era.

nux fan
09-12-2011, 10:52 AM
joe nunnally

Vottomatic
09-12-2011, 12:09 PM
joe nunnally

Jon Nunnally.

Vottomatic
09-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Eric Owens
Tony Womack
D'Angelo Jimenez
Alex Ochoa
Randy Milligan
Joe Randa
Brandon Larson
Willie Greene
Nick Esasky
Javier Valentin
Eduardo Perez
Darnell McDonald
to be continued.........

Reds
09-12-2011, 12:59 PM
D Young, Pokey, Williamson, Graves, Morris

nux fan
09-12-2011, 01:02 PM
don werner caught seavers no hit game

drowg14
09-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Eric Owens
Tony Womack
D'Angelo Jimenez
Alex Ochoa
Randy Milligan
Joe Randa
Brandon Larson
Willie Greene
Nick Esasky
Javier Valentin
Eduardo Perez
Darnell McDonald
to be continued.........

Hah, i forgot about Ochoa. I was a huge fan of him when I was younger.

izzy's dad
09-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Javier Valentin! Dude was clutch.

nux fan
09-12-2011, 01:34 PM
milligan walked a lot
greene was traded for wetteland
larseon classic first rounder
owens did better with padres
womack typical useless baker type lead off
randa opening day game winning home run vs mets
esasky vertigo

nux fan
09-12-2011, 01:34 PM
how about Mike Vail and Bob Johnson and Art Shamsky

JKam
09-12-2011, 01:36 PM
Kal Daniels. It was short lived, but he was pretty amazing when he was on.

nux fan
09-12-2011, 02:12 PM
kalvoski from warner robbins georgia

Vottomatic
09-12-2011, 02:21 PM
Bobby Ayala
Doug Bair
Gabe White
Ed Armbrister
Roberto Petagine
Billy Bates
Tom Shearn
Tim Birtsas
Darryl Chaney
Gino Minutelli
D.T. Cromer

nux fan
09-12-2011, 02:26 PM
ayala traded to seattle
Bair gave up the homer to stargell in 1979 playoffs
White from Montreal
Armbrister key player in the trade with Houston
Petagine Japan star
Bates pinch runner
Shearn junkballer
Birtsas came with Rijo
Chaney another janish
Minutelli exellent reliever
Cromer excellent pinch hitter

how about Tom Hall the blade
Jeff Lahti
Kelly paris

t5BigRedMachine
09-13-2011, 10:09 AM
lee may , vada pinson , tom browning , mario soto , chris sabo .

texasdave
09-13-2011, 11:04 AM
Rich Aurilia. Todd Walker. Nick Esasky. Eddie Taubensee. Ron Oester. Wily Mo Pena. Bernie Carbo.

nux fan
09-13-2011, 11:13 AM
greg tubbs, chris bushing, mike anderson, mike smith ,pete smith willie smith hal smith

SpanishArmada
09-13-2011, 01:29 PM
Jeffrey Hammonds
Michael Tucker
Chris Sexton
Gookie Dawkins
Pokey Reese
Osvaldo Fernandez
Elizardo Ramirez
Luis Pineda
Scott Williamson
Scott Sullivan
Brady Clark

I think Hammonds, Osvaldo, Elizardo and Clark were the favorites out of this bunch.

nux fan
09-13-2011, 01:36 PM
hammonds high draft pick once had a lot of homers in a crazy game at colorado
tucker acquired form royals?
brady clark pinch hit well after leaving reds
fernandez rare reds knuckleballer

SpanishArmada
09-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Wrong Fernandez, nux fan. You're thinking of Jared Fernandez. Osvaldo was in the rotation in I believe around 2000. He was actually from Holguin, Cuba just like Aroldis. Just a normal, run of the mill SP. Had a few good starts in one of those years, plus I was like 9 years old. Easily impressed those days lol.

nux fan
09-13-2011, 01:50 PM
you are right my fault,, for that error I will atone by mentioning Dave Sisler, Jay Hook, and Sherman "Roadblock" Jones

mlh1981
09-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Scott Sullivan was an ironman.

David Ross had his moments.

Scott Hatteberg always battled.

Ryan Freel ran thru walls.

Elmer Dessens wasn't.......awful.

brm7675
09-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Ewell "the whip" Blackwell

nux fan
09-13-2011, 03:08 PM
I must know some good anecdotes about Johnny Klippstein, Al Worthington, and Bob Lee

redssince75
09-13-2011, 07:16 PM
greg tubbs, chris bushing, mike anderson, mike smith ,pete smith willie smith hal smith

Your name smith?

nux fan
09-13-2011, 07:33 PM
change it to jone

Jeff Jones
Motorboat Jonbes
Willie puddin head Jones
Sherm Roadblock Jones

JayBruceFan
09-13-2011, 07:57 PM
Chris Reitsma

nux fan
09-13-2011, 09:16 PM
bruce chen

texasdave
09-13-2011, 09:30 PM
Joey Hamilton

nux fan
09-13-2011, 09:44 PM
juan guzman
chuck mcelroy
bill henry
ken hunt
jerry zimmerman

texasdave
09-13-2011, 10:21 PM
Pile O'Cash.

Vottomatic
09-14-2011, 08:57 AM
Rich Aurilia. Todd Walker. Nick Esasky. Eddie Taubensee. Ron Oester. Wily Mo Pena. Bernie Carbo.

I probably mentioned this before. But I have an official mlb baseball signed by Bernie Carbo when he was a Red. And it's legit. Here's why.

Went to Shea Stadium, not sure what year. Obviously early 70's when Carbo was still a Red. We had seats by the railing and the Reds were warming up taking grounders, etc., and doing some long toss. Carbo was warming up near us and a ball got away and went to the railing. He came over, picked it up, handed it to me, my Dad got out his pen, and Carbo signed it right there. I was like a 5 or 6 year old kid, but it was cool.

I still have it in a box somewhere. Probably with my huge baseball card collection I need to sell. I collected baseball cards from '74 until the mid-80's. I got to the point I'd buy the Topps sets directly. But early 70's, I bought the bubble gum and tried to collect all the cards. And I used to go to card shows and buy some older cards. I have 2 cards I cherish. A Hank Aaron from the 60's and a Sandy Koufax from the 60's. Not sure what both are worth, but I hope alot.

And most of the cards are in plastic for protection.

nux fan
09-14-2011, 09:07 AM
carbo was a first round draft pick, platooned with Hal McRae

texasdave
09-14-2011, 11:03 AM
carbo was a first round draft pick, platooned with Hal McRae

The Brotherhood. Bernie Carbo was drafted ahead of Johnny Bench. Amazing rookie year. Career OPS+ of 126.

Drugs ruined one more great career.


On April 1, 2010, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Carbo admitted to doing drugs during the 1975 World Series. He states, "I probably smoked two joints, drank about three or four beers, got to the ballpark, took some [amphetamines], took a pain pill, drank a cup of coffee, chewed some tobacco, had a cigarette, and got up to the plate and hit." It was not just a one-time binge, however. In the same article, Carbo states, "I played every game high. I was addicted to anything you could possibly be addicted to. I played the outfield sometimes where it looked like the stars were falling from the sky."

I threw away my career," said Carbo. If I knew Jesus Christ was my savior at 17, I would have been one heck of a ballplayer, a near Hall of Famer. Instead, I wanted to die." [6]

Carbo was out of baseball by age 33.

nux fan
09-14-2011, 12:32 PM
rolando roomes wished he had that talent

Pete4prez
09-15-2011, 01:27 PM
Darrel Chaney
Bill Plummer
Clay Carrol
Fred Norman
Bo Diaz
Mike Vail
Chris Deorfia
Vic Davalio
Adam Rosales
Brad Leslie

nux fan
09-15-2011, 01:35 PM
chaney from notre dame
plummer wore number 9 came from cubs
carroll the hawk number 36
norman for gene locklear
diaz and john denny
vail ex met
denorfie from wheaton college
davallio never played for reds

texasdave
09-15-2011, 01:44 PM
chaney from notre dame Are you thinking about Lon Chaney? :lol:
plummer wore number 9 came from cubs
carroll the hawk number 36
norman for gene locklear
diaz and john denny
vail ex met
denorfie from wheaton college
davallio never played for reds

nux fan
09-15-2011, 02:00 PM
the werewolf

texasdave
09-15-2011, 02:13 PM
the werewolf

The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

nux fan
09-15-2011, 02:17 PM
what do you think of bill kelso, Ive got to know!!

powersackers
09-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Mario Soto.

I also liked Gary Redus short tenure with the Reds.

Redus! Stole my thunder there Vottomatic

powersackers
09-15-2011, 03:02 PM
Stephen Larkin: only day in MLB history that two pair of brothers started in the same MLB infiled for the same team. Boone/Boone/Larkin/Larkin

Pete Rose Jr. : Great seeing him get a couple big league hits

Van Snider: Lots of pop in that bat

Paul Noce: Batting a thousand for the Reds, and I have a 4x6 photo of him on deck from some reason, I was a 12 year old at the game at Riverfront and snapped him preparing for the only AB he'd ever get as a Red.

nux fan
09-15-2011, 03:28 PM
steve cooke jim dickson what do they have in common

Tadasimha
09-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Dan Driessen

dthomas24
09-15-2011, 09:07 PM
JOE OLIVER!

I swear he hit a homerun every game I went to...but it probably only happened three times

DirtyBaker
09-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Dimitri Young
Scott Sullivan
Ryan Freel
John Smiley
Corky Miller
David Weathers
Todd Coffey

mroby85
09-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Arthur Rhodes
Jerry Hairston Jr
Sam LeCure
Orlando Cabrera
Jonny Gomes