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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Leo Cardenas.

    Don't know why. I was 12 and I liked his baseball card picture. Kind of a boyhood crush.

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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Vada Pinson -- I played CF when the manager would let me -- I taught myself to switch hit just so I could hit like him -- every year I thought he was not given his credit due because of some guys named Mickey & Willie
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raindog View Post
    Vada Pinson -- I played CF when the manager would let me -- I taught myself to switch hit just so I could hit like him -- every year I thought he was not given his credit due because of some guys named Mickey & Willie
    Vada wasn't given his credit due to Mickey, Willie and...Frank.



    Great pic, 2 of my favorite Reds.

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    The Human Vacuum Cleaner. Before the series against the Reds. I still appreciated him even during that series...but by that time I was 100% Reds.

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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    While I certainly had a favorite player before him, it was never, nor will it ever be the same as it was with this guy:


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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Greatest Lefty who ever pitched. Koufax retired after the 1966 season. I started following the Reds in 1967.
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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Sandy Koufax





    and one of my favorites, trying to keep the peace between Roseboro and Marichal


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    I hardly ever post. This time I just had too.
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    Peter Edward.

    If you just tried hard enough, good things would happen to you.

    yeah.
    "Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010

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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    1987


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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Darryl Strawberry.... then when he got into drugs shortly after Griffey Jr. took the torch and held it until I was in HS.
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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Yup. That's the card. Thanks, woy. I think I still have it in a drawer upstairs somewhere.

    I remember being mystified by the name "Chico". I was a white kid from the 'burbs and had no idea about Latin culture. Nor that Cardenas had pulled an ice pick on Jim O'Toole late in that '64 season. Cardenas got traded to the Twins for Jim Merritt and his life got a little rough after that. http://reds.enquirer.com/2002/10/27/wwwredb1lede27.html

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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    Bench and Rose got me interested in the Reds......George Foster pushed them out of the way very quickly.
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    Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?

    I started following the Reds at the very young age of 6, so my favorite was Tony Perez because we had the same first name. Plus he was the Big Dog and was cool as hell.

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