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chicoruiz
11-13-2011, 11:29 AM
Reds:

Steve Bilko -Minor league slugger who spent the 1958 season with the Reds as a backup.

Johnny Kling- Catcher with the great Cubs teams of the early 1900s, he finished his career with the Reds in 1913.

Others:

Gerald Laird (32) -Replaced Jason LaRue as Cardinal backup catcher that Reds fans love to hate.

Mel Stottlemyre (70) -Yankee ace who matched up against Bob Gibson three times in the 1964 Series. Once hit an inside-the-park grand slam.

Wes Parker (72) - Slick-fielding Dodger 1B who spent a year doing color commentary on Reds TV. Also appeared on The Brady Bunch as the boyfriend of Greg's math teacher.

Jim Delsing -Remembered now as the man who pinch-ran for Eddie Gaedel after Gaedel drew his famous walk.

Bob Borkowski
11-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Reds:

Steve Bilko -Minor league slugger who spent the 1958 season with the Reds as a backup.



The guy who Bilko backed up at first base that year was George Crowe.

Also, I read that Nat Hiken, creator of The Phil Silvers Show, supposedly took the name of the character Silvers played (Sgt. Bilko) from Steve Bilko.