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chicoruiz
02-06-2012, 08:43 AM
Reds:

Travis Wood (25) -I think Travis is going to be a fine major league pitcher. I remember him throwing eight perfect innings against the Phillies in his third major league start.

Smoky Burgess -One of my favorite quotes form The Great American Baseball Card Book: "Smoky Burgess was fat. Not just baseball player fat, FAT fat...like the mailman or your Uncle Dwight." Smokey could rake, though.

Others:

Richie Zisk (63) -Former Pirate and White Sox OF- DH.

Dale Long -Offered a contract out of college by the Green Bay Packers, but chose baseball. Homered in eight consecutive games, which I believe might still be the NL record. Primarily a first baseman, but in May of 1952 he became the first lefty-throwing catcher in the majors since Jiggs Donohue in 1902.

Glenn Wright -Nicknamed "Buckshot"; a star shortstop who might have been a superstar if he'd had a longer career. Turned an unassisted triple play in 1925.

Babe Ruth -It's hard to find anything about the Babe that isn't common knowledge. I didn't know that when he was finishing up his playing career and supposedly desperate to get a managing job, he had an appointment for an inteview with Frank Navin about managing the Tigers but failed to show up for the appointment. Never a good idea...

It's also my birthday, so yay me...

Boss-Hog
02-06-2012, 11:10 AM
Happy birthday

cumberlandreds
02-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Happy Birthday! Now tell us some trivia about you. :)

sonny
02-06-2012, 01:35 PM
Chicoruiz- Spends countless hours entertaining the Redszone faithful with baseball birthday fun. Happy birthday.

mth123
02-06-2012, 01:37 PM
Happy Birthday. I love these threads.

OnBaseMachine
02-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Happy Birthday Chico. These threads are fun to read.

Bob Borkowski
02-06-2012, 02:45 PM
Chico, you are the man...Happy Birthday!! :birthday: I also need some trivia about your own self.

757690
02-06-2012, 02:57 PM
We know one piece of trivia anout Chico, he was born on Babe Ruth's birthday.

Pretty, pretty cool.

Enjoy it :)

UKFlounder
02-06-2012, 03:05 PM
No - Babe Ruth was born on Chico's birthday. :thumbup:

Happy birthday!



We know one piece of trivia anout Chico, he was born on Babe Ruth's birthday.

Pretty, pretty cool.

Enjoy it :)

chicoruiz
02-06-2013, 01:24 PM
Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez turns 26 today. He was the #2 pick overall the year he came out, and he had a wonderful amateur career, but he's got 1200+ major league plate appearances now and it's geting harder and harder to ignore the smell of disappointment that Pirate fans are so used to...

757690
02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Chico, you probably know this, but you also share birthdays with Ronald Reagan and Tom Brokow.

Have a great one :)

RedFanAlways1966
02-06-2013, 05:42 PM
Happy birthday, chico!

smixsell
02-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Belated happy birthday Chico. :beerme:

The 6th was also Ronald Reagan's birthday I beleive, and my dear old dad's. :)

I managed to hold out until 42 minutes past midnight and get my own birthday, February 7th! :thumbup: