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chicoruiz
05-07-2012, 08:43 AM
Reds:

Brook Fordyce (42) -Reds backup catcher in the late 1990s. In January of 2002 he survived a life-threatening incident in which an artery ruptured and spewed five pints of blood into his abdomen.

Others:

Steve Whitaker (69) -The expansion 1969 Seattle Pilots traded Lou Piniella to the expansion Royals to get Steve. Not a great idea; Lou won Rookie of the Year.

Claude Raymond (75) -Pitcher from Quebec;nicknamed "Frenchy" (go figure...). Later an announcer. See if you notice the problem with Claude's 1966 and 1967 Topps baseball cards...

http://www.vintagecardprices.com/pics/1818/167469.jpg

http://www.sellbaseballcards101.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1967-topps-claude-raymond1.jpg

Hey Frenchy, it's snowing down south...

Dick Williams -Acerbic but highly successful manager. One of only rwo managers to lead four different franchises to 90+ win seasons. Once won $50,000 on "Hollywood Squares".

Tom Zachary -Famous for giving up Babe Ruth's 60th home run; also holds the record for most wins in a season without a loss (12-0 in 1929).

cumberlandreds
05-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Better close that barn door Frenchy! :laugh:

Bob Borkowski
05-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Dick Williams -Acerbic but highly successful manager. One of only rwo managers to lead four different franchises to 90+ win seasons. Once won $50,000 on "Hollywood Squares".



Joined Bill McKechnie in becoming only the second manager to lead three franchises to the World Series.