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chicoruiz
03-30-2012, 07:42 AM
Reds:

Jose Arredondo (28) -When K-Rod set the single-season save record in 2008, Jose was his teammate and actually had better stats that K-Rod in a a number of areas. I want to see that Jose this year.

Others:

Mike Miley -First-round pick of the Reds in 1971, he did not sign, electing to play quarterback at LSU instead. After leading LSU to a bowl game, he signed with the Angels and made it to the majors before he was killed tragically in a car crash. He'd have been 59 today.

Ripper Collins -First baseman for the "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals in the 1930s. Grew up in a town called Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. It's highly unusual for a first baseman to play an entire game without recording a putout; Ripper is the only player to do it twice.

George Van Haltren -A fine center fielder with 2532 career hits, he's one of the most qualified players left out of the Hall; kind of like Vada Pinson.

Tom Burns -Infielder with the White Stockings from the early days. On September 6, 1883, Tom set a couple of records that have since been tied but never broken, with three hits and three runs scored in the same inning.

redsmetz
03-30-2012, 09:28 AM
Tom Burns -Infielder with the White Stockings from the early days. On September 6, 1883, Tom set a couple of records that have since been tied but never broken, with three hits and three runs scored in the same inning.

I found this page which recounts this game:

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/chronology/byyear.php?year=1883

Chicago uses the big inning to roll against Detroit‚ winning 26-6. Chicago sets a ML record by scoring 18 runs in the 7th inning as Tom Burns sets records by going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and a HR and scoring 3 runs. Fred Pfeffer and Ned Williamson also collect 3 hits in the inning‚ while Goldsmith‚ Billy Sunday and Kelly have two apiece. Chicago tallies 6 doubles in the inning‚ a record that won't be topped until Boston hits 7 on August 25‚ 1936. Fourteen runs score before the first out and before manager Dan O'Leary changes pitchers. Detroit scores zero‚ but the 18 runs in the 7th is actually a record for 2 teams as well. All Chicago hitters have 3 or more hits‚ except leadoff hitter Dalrymple with 2. Detroit Free Press editor Charles Mathison‚ in listing the box score‚ writes‚ "The Free Press would be pleased to submit the full score of this remarkable game to its readers‚ but the Western Union Telegraph Company‚ which has no excuse for its poor service‚ has furnished it bobtailed and in ludicrous deformity (no assists or errors are listed) it is submitted below. The company was requested to supply the missing links‚ but the head operator declined to do so."

cumberlandreds
03-30-2012, 10:24 AM
I found this page which recounts this game:

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/chronology/byyear.php?year=1883 (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/chronology/byyear.php?year=1883)

Chicago uses the big inning to roll against Detroit‚ winning 26-6. Chicago sets a ML record by scoring 18 runs in the 7th inning as Tom Burns sets records by going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and a HR and scoring 3 runs. Fred Pfeffer and Ned Williamson also collect 3 hits in the inning‚ while Goldsmith‚ Billy Sunday and Kelly have two apiece. Chicago tallies 6 doubles in the inning‚ a record that won't be topped until Boston hits 7 on August 25‚ 1936. Fourteen runs score before the first out and before manager Dan O'Leary changes pitchers. Detroit scores zero‚ but the 18 runs in the 7th is actually a record for 2 teams as well. All Chicago hitters have 3 or more hits‚ except leadoff hitter Dalrymple with 2. Detroit Free Press editor Charles Mathison‚ in listing the box score‚ writes‚ "The Free Press would be pleased to submit the full score of this remarkable game to its readers‚ but the Western Union Telegraph Company‚ which has no excuse for its poor service‚ has furnished it bobtailed and in ludicrous deformity (no assists or errors are listed) it is submitted below. The company was requested to supply the missing links‚ but the head operator declined to do so."

Burns had a good game in one inning. :lol: Wow! No punches pulled The Free Press!

Bob Borkowski
03-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Mike Miley -First-round pick of the Reds in 1971, he did not sign, electing to play quarterback at LSU instead. After leading LSU to a bowl game, he signed with the Angels and made it to the majors before he was killed tragically in a car crash. He'd have been 59 today.



Miley was from Yazoo City, Mississippi. Other notable folks from there include: Zig Zigler, motivational speaker; Oakland Raiders Willie Brown (NFL Hall of Fame); Stella Stevens, actress; Jerry Clower, country comedian, lived there 30 years and mentioned Yazoo City often in his comedy monologs; Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi. And there are others...all of this from a town with a population of 11,403 (2010 census).