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    Birthdays: 3/1

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    Dom Zanni (80) -Acquired from the White Sox for Jim Brosman. On June 22, 1962, while with the White Sox, he came in to relieve with two outs and nobody on in the first and finished the game, despite being knocked cold by a throw in the seventh inning. It was the closest he ever came to a complete game.

    Bob Usher (87) -Good-field-no-hit OF for the Reds in the late '40s and early '50s.

    Others:

    Trevor Cahill (24) -Former A's prospect now with the Diamondbacks. His nickname is "Trevordactyl", which is pretty weak IMHO. It's no "Wild Horse Of The Osage".

    Mark Gardner (50) -Currently the Giants bullpen coach. In 1991 he pitched nine no-hit innings but lost his no-hitter in the tenth.

    Johnny Ray (55) -2B who came up the same time as Steve Sax. They split Rookie of the Year honors, with Ray winning the Sporting News award and Sax winning the one voted on by the writers.

    Paul Hines -19th-century ballplayer; some consider him to be the first Triple Crown winner- in 1878- although RBIs weren't kept as a formal stat back then.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 3/1

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Reds:

    Dom Zanni (80) -Acquired from the White Sox for Jim Brosman. On June 22, 1962, while with the White Sox, he came in to relieve with two outs and nobody on in the first and finished the game, despite being knocked cold by a throw in the seventh inning. It was the closest he ever came to a complete game.

    Bob Usher (87) -Good-field-no-hit OF for the Reds in the late '40s and early '50s.
    Let's add Howie Fox - Pitched for Cincy from the mid-40s thru 1951. A career record of 43-72 pretty well sums up his pitching prowess or lack thereof. 1954 was his last year in the majors (with Baltimore) and in 1955 he was stabbed to death after ejecting three men from a tavern he owned in San Antonio. He was just 34 years old at the time.


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