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George Anderson
06-04-2012, 03:39 PM
CEI Sports on Facebook is reporting Perdo Borbon has passed.

I can't find it anywhere else.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Joel Luckhaupt is reporting the same on twitter.

westofyou
06-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Wiki says he's passed

fearofpopvol1
06-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Cueto owes him a lot. RIP.

pedro
06-04-2012, 03:57 PM
I've probably mentioned it here before but in 1990 my two roommates and I, determined to break the curse Pedro Borbon supposedly put on the Reds when he was traded in 1979, each carried a copy of Borbon's baseball card in our wallets all season long. He was also the inspiration for my screen name here at RZ. A sad day indeed...

RANDY IN INDY
06-04-2012, 04:05 PM
One of the most durable relievers of all time, and a character to boot. RIP Pedro Borbon.

reds1869
06-04-2012, 04:09 PM
Sad to hear of his passing. Pedro was one of the game's great characters.

757690
06-04-2012, 04:10 PM
Six years in a row of 121+ IP in relief, all with an above average ERA. One of the most valuable and underrated members of the BRM.

Vottomatic
06-04-2012, 04:36 PM
He will live eternally because of "Airplane".

Airplane! - I've Got To Concentrate - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CahNAauFgys)

UKFlounder
06-04-2012, 04:46 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/06/04/pedro-bourbon-dead-at-65/

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2012, 04:48 PM
They never put a METS cap anywhere near him after 1973.

RIP, Pedro Borbon.

_Sir_Charles_
06-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Sad news. One of my favorites from the 70's Reds. I just really liked watching him pitch. RIP Pedro.

Mainspark
06-04-2012, 05:10 PM
First player who significantly contributed to the 75-76 teams to pass away, I think.

George Anderson
06-04-2012, 05:12 PM
First player who significantly contributed to the 75-76 teams to pass away, I think.

Yes, John Vuckovich who was on the 75' team passed away last year I believe.

mace
06-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Six years in a row of 121+ IP in relief, all with an above average ERA.

In the context of now, that's remarkable.

OldXOhio
06-04-2012, 06:02 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/story/2012/06/04/sp-former-cincinati-red-pedro-borbon-dies.html?cmp=rss

Can someone please inform the CBC that Pedro Borbon, not PB Jr, has passed away?

Very sad news

marcshoe
06-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Very underrated. He was a vital piece of the puzzle that Sparky put together.

powersackers
06-04-2012, 06:14 PM
[QUOTE=Vottomatic;2617040]He will live eternally because of "Airplane".

Manny and Pedro never played together in the MLB. Maybe in a winter league though.

marcshoe
06-04-2012, 06:16 PM
[QUOTE=Vottomatic;2617040]He will live eternally because of "Airplane".

Manny and Pedro never played together in the MLB. Maybe in a winter league though.

In some wholly irrational way it always bothered me that they paired him with a Dodger.

chicoruiz
06-04-2012, 06:53 PM
His right arm should be donated to medical science. The guy could come in day after day, for multiple innings, and get the job done. He will be missed.

mth123
06-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Very sad news. Pedro was my favorite pitcher on the BRM. RIP Pedro.

Phhhl
06-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Very sad. Despite some of the strange stories you heard about him, a pro's pro. I hate seeing the first of the BRM (Pedro and Vukovich) go.

Ghosts of 1990
06-04-2012, 10:21 PM
Cancer sucks. RIP Borbon.

westofyou
06-04-2012, 10:53 PM
ALL LEAGUES & TEAMS
ALL YEARS
ALL POSITIONS
INNINGS PITCHED >= 120
GAMES STARTED <= 2
GAMES >= 60


1 Pedro Borbon 1972-77 6
T2 Dick Radatz 1962-65 4
T2 Dan Quisenberry 1982-85 4
T4 Wilbur Wood 1968-70 3
T4 Rollie Fingers 1975-77 3
T6 Hoyt Wilhelm 1952-53 2
T6 Ron Perranoski 1963-64 2
T6 Hoyt Wilhelm 1964-65 2
T6 Lindy McDaniel 1965-66 2
T6 Mike Marshall 1973-74 2
T6 Charlie Hough 1976-77 2
T6 Bill Campbell 1976-77 2
T6 Goose Gossage 1977-78 2
T6 Kent Tekulve 1978-79 2
T6 Enrique Romo 1979-80 2
T6 Aurelio Lopez 1979-80 2
T6 Roger McDowell 1985-86 2
T6 Mark Eichhorn 1986-87 2
T6 Jeff Robinson 1987-88 2

Tony Cloninger
06-04-2012, 11:09 PM
ALL LEAGUES & TEAMS
ALL YEARS
ALL POSITIONS
INNINGS PITCHED >= 120
GAMES STARTED <= 2
GAMES >= 60


1 Pedro Borbon 1972-77 6
T2 Dick Radatz 1962-65 4
T2 Dan Quisenberry 1982-85 4
T4 Wilbur Wood 1968-70 3
T4 Rollie Fingers 1975-77 3
T6 Hoyt Wilhelm 1952-53 2
T6 Ron Perranoski 1963-64 2
T6 Hoyt Wilhelm 1964-65 2
T6 Lindy McDaniel 1965-66 2
T6 Mike Marshall 1973-74 2
T6 Charlie Hough 1976-77 2
T6 Bill Campbell 1976-77 2
T6 Goose Gossage 1977-78 2
T6 Kent Tekulve 1978-79 2
T6 Enrique Romo 1979-80 2
T6 Aurelio Lopez 1979-80 2
T6 Roger McDowell 1985-86 2
T6 Mark Eichhorn 1986-87 2
T6 Jeff Robinson 1987-88 2



No wonder by 1978.....his arm had not much left and he had an ERA at 5.00

Sparky would use him for 2-3 innings almost every other day sometimes and even in games he had no business being in....like blowouts.

George Anderson
06-04-2012, 11:20 PM
http://www.itsalreadysigned4u.com/shop/media/images/product_detail/ape-borbon-8x10.jpghttp://wilher.com/images/21)_pedro_borbon.jpg



http://mlblogsredsintern.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/borbon1.jpghttp://www.davidconcepcion.com/images/Jugadores/1.jpg

http://cincinnativiews.net/images-5/Pedro%20Borbon-75.jpghttp://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/chris-sabo-pedro-borbon-2010-7-17-21-5-38.jpg

crazybob60
06-04-2012, 11:31 PM
I got the chance to meet him about a month and half ago when he was in town for the Moeller card show. It was a pleasure meeting him. RIP Pedro.

Speaking of the BRM, Clay Kirby was on the 75 team and passed away in 1991.

WVPacman
06-04-2012, 11:37 PM
I was'nt lucky enough to get to watch him play but have heard alot of great things about him.RIP Pedro Borbon!!

cumberlandreds
06-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Very sad news. One of the most steady and reliable relief pitchers the Reds have ever had. He was obtained in a trade from the California Angels about 1970. That's one of the better trades the Reds made that helped build the BRM into what it became. He could seemingly pitch every day. Multiple innings too. Sparky did use him too much. Especially in 1977 & 78 when he had no one else who was very reliable to come out of the pen. I'm glad the Reds inducted him into their HOF before he passed. He truly deserved that honor. RIP Pedro. Thanks for all your good pitching and entertainment.

Vottomatic
06-05-2012, 07:51 AM
He will live eternally because of "Airplane".

Manny and Pedro never played together in the MLB. Maybe in a winter league though.

Yeah, everytime I watch Airplane, it always hit me as odd that a Red wasn't pinch hitting for Borbon.

But then again, you have one of the premier relievers of his time, Borbon, being pinched hit for by THE PREMIER pinch hitter of his time, Manny Mota.

westofyou
06-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Farewell to Pedro Borbon (http://redlegnation.com/2012/06/05/farewell-to-pedro-borbon/)

Always volatile

On May 26th of the 1970 season Borbon made his Cincinnati Reds debut against the San Diego Padres. In this appearance, he plunked Padre slugger Nate Colbert and was drilled himself hit while he batted the following inning. This retaliation caused a small rift between Pedro and the Padres catcher, and the 23 year old was pulled away by Pete Rose from the scuffle before it could escalate.

George Anderson
06-05-2012, 10:51 AM
If I recall correctly Borbon also got in alot of trouble later in his career with SF by biting skin off a guy in a bar fight. Between this and the infamous teeth shredding of the Mets hat you gotta marvel at those teeth of his.

I wonder how the Reds will honor him? Maybe a moment of silence before the next game.

WMR
06-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Did Borbon ever express disappointment with how Spark used him? (Felt his career should have been longer etc.)

westofyou
06-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Did Borbon ever express disappointment with how Spark used him? (Felt his career should have been longer etc.)

The guy faced over 3000 batters and probably made more money and saw more places than he ever dreamed of while playing for one of the best teams in the history of the game.

That generation didn't usually whine about what ifs., especially from the top of the mountain

cumberlandreds
06-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Did Borbon ever express disappointment with how Spark used him? (Felt his career should have been longer etc.)

He would have liked to have been used more. Those guys didn't look at things like they do today. Much, much different take on the game by players today.

Sea Ray
06-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Scott Sullivan was a Pedro Borbon like guy in the 1990s. Didn't have the innings of Ped but was terribly valuable. Our pen crumbled after he left and took us yrs to rebuild it