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chicoruiz
05-02-2012, 08:43 AM
Reds:

Luke Hudson (35) -His father is a well-known watercolor artist and seller of art supplies, and Luke works as marketing director for the business in the off-season.

Clay Carroll (71) -I'm not sure everyone remembers how good he was; he was REALLY good. He had a long career and only really had one subpar season. Plus his career postseason ERA was 1.39. The low point of his career was probably in the late '70s when he was with the White Sox and they forced him to appear in a major league stadium dressed like this:

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/pictures/timeline_1976.jpg

That's Clay on the right with Bucky Dent and Chet Lemon.

Others:

Jim Walewander (50) -Free-spirited utility IF for the Tigers, known for his affection for the punk-rock band the Dead Milkmen. Fittingly, the band happened to be in the park the day Jim hit his only career homer.

Keith Moreland (58) -Nicknamed "Zonk"- a catcher turned OF who played the outfield like a catcher. In singer Steve Goodman's song "A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request", one of the things the dying Cubs fan asks for is to see Keith Moreland drop one more routine fly ball. Now a Cubs broadcaster.

Gates Brown (73) -AL record holder with 414 career pinch hits. One day manager Mayo Smith called on him to pinch hit just as he was preparing to scarf two hot dogs from the clubhouse spread. He hurriedly stuffed the hot dogs into his jersey and went to the plate. As fate would have it, he doubled, had to slide head first into second, and came up with as jersey stained with dirt, catsup and mustard.

Eddie Collins -With all due respect to Joe Morgan, probably the greatest second baseman ever. The only player ever to spend at least 12 seasons with two different teams. I think the number of players that have played in four decades is 29, but only Eddie hit at least .340 in four decades...

cumberlandreds
05-02-2012, 08:52 AM
Clay Carrol was a really good reliever in his day. He also did some spot starting and was effective in that role too.

alexad
05-02-2012, 11:07 PM
Those uniforms were awesome. They also didn't have to tuck in the Jersey. I believe they actually played a few games in shorts. I think I have a baseball card with Their big DH wearing them. I CAN'T remember his name. Something zuzki.

cumberlandreds
05-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Those uniforms were awesome. They also didn't have to tuck in the Jersey. I believe they actually played a few games in shorts. I think I have a baseball card with Their big DH wearing them. I CAN'T remember his name. Something zuzki.

Probably Greg Luzinski. IIRC, he played with them for a short time. They did wear shorts for a few games. To me theylooked like really bad softball uniforms. I didn't really care for them.

Bob Borkowski
05-03-2013, 10:40 AM
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