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    Bob Howsam has died

    Heard it on 700wlw but heres the Fay blog entry

    Bob Howsam, the architect of the Big Red Machine, has died.

    Howsam was the Reds general manager from 1967 to 1978 and again from 1983-84. He also served at chief operating officer from 1973-78 and 1983-85.

    Howsam, who retired to his native Colorado, was 89 years old.

    He was responsible for building the team that won the 1975 and 76 World Series.
    Howsam came to the Reds after a stint as GM of the St. Louis Cardinals.

    He hired Sparky Anderson in 1970. In 1972, Howsam made the big trade with the Houston Astros, getting Joe Morgan, Jack Billingham and Cesar Geronimo three key components of the World Championship teams.

    Howsam was elected to the Reds Hall of Fame in 2004.

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    Re: Bob Howsam has died

    It's a sad day to be a Reds fan.
    That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!

    "For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night. -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.

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    Re: Bob Howsam has died

    RIP Bob..

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    That's very sad. He was a great baseball guy. He really knew what he was doing. It's a sad day in baseball.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
    -LTlabner

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    What a great baseball career he had. Wasn't he the GM in St. Louis when they traded for Lou Brock?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Bob Howsam has died

    very sad....he was my hero
    3-2 at games this year
    5-9 all time

    2010 central division champions

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    Re: Bob Howsam has died

    RIP Man.

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    RIP,

    I have the old Reds year books with him in the Red sports coat. That was his trademark.

    Thanks for the memories Bob.

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    Re: Bob Howsam has died

    First Joe Nuxhall, now Howsam.

    RIP two fine baseball men.
    Who's on first?

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    They say these things come in threes. I sure hope this is an exception to that. Both Howsam and Nuxie will be greatly missed.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    The Joe Morgan trade, was the last ingredient that was needed to make the Big Red Machine champions. Thank you Bob.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    everyone always talks about Billie Beane and Theo Epstein....well Mr. Howsam was far better than both of them combined.
    3-2 at games this year
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