Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Birthdays: 3/24

  1. #1
    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000

    Birthdays: 3/24


    Norris Hopper (33) -According to Wikipedia, he's currently playing with an outfit called the Somerset Patriots.

    Ron Robinson (50) -Happy 50th, Creature. Ron would probably like to forget his first major league start; he surrendered 7 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Only one was earned, however...


    Starlin Castro (22) -Youngest player to lead the NL in hits.

    Al Chambers (51) -First overall pick in the 1979 draft. Career totals: .208, 2 HR, 14 RBI. Oh well...

    Garry Templeton (56) -Currently managing the Yuma Panthers in the North American League. First switch-hitter to collect 100 hits from each side in a season.

    Jesus Alou (70) -Youngest and least of the Alou brothers.

    George Sisler -You want power in a first baseman, but having one that hits .400 ain't all bad either.

    Ernie Shore -Famous for one game in 1917. Babe Ruth was the starting pitcher; he was ejected after the first runner reached base, then Ernie came on, the runner was thrown out trying to steal, and Ernie retired the next 26 battes in a row. For a while it was listed as a perfect game, but it's since been changed in the records to a no-hitter.

    Roy Thomas -Quintessential leadoff hitter for the Phillies; strong on-base skills and little power. According to Bill James he's the only regular player to score three times as many runs as he drove in over a career. Once fouled off 22 pitches in an at-bat.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Aurora, IN

    Re: Birthdays: 3/24

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Jesus Alou (70) -Youngest and least of the Alou brothers.
    But even so, he hung around for 15 seasons. Or parts thereof.

  4. #3
    Member marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Worlds best left undiscovered.

    Re: Birthdays: 3/24

    I'm glad to see that Ernie Shore's perfect game has been reclassified. Even when I read about it as a kid, I didn't think it was right to call a game in which a runner reached first perfect.

    It's still an interesting story, though. Kind of like Germany Schaefer stealing first.
    "What would your feelings be, seriously, if your cat or your dog began to talk to you, and to dispute with you in human accents? You would be overwhelmed with horror. I am sure of it. And if the roses in your garden sang a weird song, you would go mad." --Arthur Machen

Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!

RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball

Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | RedsfaninMT | redsfan1995 | The Operator