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chicoruiz
11-01-2011, 07:33 AM
Reds:

Gary Redus (54) -Hit for the cycle on 8/27/89- the same day Pete Rose was banned from baseball.

Dick Baney (65) -Pitched for the Reds in '73 and '74. Posed nude for Playgirl in '77.

Bid McPhee -The last man to play 2b without a glove.

Others:

Coco Crisp (32)

Fernando Valenzuela (51) -Although his number has not been officially retired by the Dodgers, it hasn't been assigned to any other players since he retired.

Vic Power -Played in Puerto Rico under his real name, Vic Pellot, but when he played minor league ball in French Canada, he found that "Pellot" sounded like a French slang term for a certain part of the anatomy, so he began going by "Vic Power".

cumberlandreds
11-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Wow! I never knew that about Baney.

Fernando Mania was something else back in 1981. I have never seen annything like it before or since. The ESPN documentary about that time was really good too.

chicoruiz
11-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Miguel Dilone turns 58 today. He had one of the great out-of-context years in 1980 with Cleveland: .341 BA, 61 steals. He never had more than 500 ABs in any other season.