Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

  1. #1
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    3,871

    Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Everyone's favorite slick-fielding Venezuelan shortstop turns 63 today.

    Feliz cumpleanos!
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,392

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Happy birthday, Davey!
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  4. #3
    We Need Our Myths reds1869's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Overlooking GABP
    Posts
    4,466

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Happy birthday to one of the best!

  5. #4
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,233

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Happy Birthday to someone who should be in the Hall of Fame!

    I'm feeling old now. I'm sure Davey was one the youngest,if not the youngest, of the great eight. Now he is 63.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  6. #5
    Knowledge Is Good Big Klu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    19,311

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Happy Birthday to someone who should be in the Hall of Fame!

    I'm feeling old now. I'm sure Davey was one the youngest,if not the youngest, of the great eight. Now he is 63.
    Third-youngest. George Foster won't be 63 until December, and Ken Griffey just turned 61 in April.
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

  7. #6
    Oy Vey! Red in Chicago's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Posts
    3,426

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Davey and Pete are my two favorite Reds of all time. Happy B-Day!!

  8. #7
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,233

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Third-youngest. George Foster won't be 63 until December, and Ken Griffey just turned 61 in April.
    Thanks. I thought, after I wrote, that Griffey was younger. Seems like he was born in 1950 IIRC from the back of baseball card.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  9. #8
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,674

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    I hear you were slightly better with the glove than Paul Janish!!

  10. #9
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    5,042

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    From 1970, a Venezuelan Topps pre-rookie card





    From 1971 (this was the first of his 2 "Janish-type" years, before he gained weight and could drive the ball)




    There are lot's of great pictures of the slickest fielding SS in Reds history here, at Davey's own website: http://daveconcepcion.com/mycollection.php

  11. #10
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,233

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    I had never seen that first card of Cancepcion. Thanks for sharing that!
    Concepcion actually was a poorer hitter than Janish when he first came up. Without looking it up I doubt he hit better than .230 until the 1973 season. He kinda turned it on that season before breaking his ankle before the all star break. I'm hoping the same thing will happen with Janish because he's a fine defensive player.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  12. #11
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    5,042

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I had never seen that first card of Cancepcion. Thanks for sharing that!
    Concepcion actually was a poorer hitter than Janish when he first came up. Without looking it up I doubt he hit better than .230 until the 1973 season. He kinda turned it on that season before breaking his ankle before the all star break. I'm hoping the same thing will happen with Janish because he's a fine defensive player.
    You're right- David had a decent enough rookie year, and then hit under .210 with no power in '71 and '72, losing his job in the process, to either Chaney or even Woody Woodward, I forget which. 1973 was his breakout year, he made the All Star team, and never looked back. When he broke the ankle (sliding, I believe) we all wondered if he would return with his "new" bat or his '71-72 bat. Thankfully, he kept hitting, really until 1983, when he was miscast as a #3 hitter on a woeful team.

    Concepcion was a lot younger than Janish during those 2 years when he couldn't adjust to MLB pitching. I also hope that Paul Janish can turn it on with the bat, it would solve a lot of problems.

  13. #12
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,233

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    You're right- David had a decent enough rookie year, and then hit under .210 with no power in '71 and '72, losing his job in the process, to either Chaney or even Woody Woodward, I forget which. 1973 was his breakout year, he made the All Star team, and never looked back. When he broke the ankle (sliding, I believe) we all wondered if he would return with his "new" bat or his '71-72 bat. Thankfully, he kept hitting, really until 1983, when he was miscast as a #3 hitter on a woeful team.

    Concepcion was a lot younger than Janish during those 2 years when he couldn't adjust to MLB pitching. I also hope that Paul Janish can turn it on with the bat, it would solve a lot of problems.
    He lost his job to both Woodward and Chaney. Woody in 1971 and Chaney in 1972,IIRC.
    He did break his ankle sliding into third base on the Sunday before the all star break. I always wondered if would have made any difference in the playoffs that season against the Mets.
    I think it was Sparky who compared Davey to a young colt who was trying to get his legs under him in his first years with the Reds. I thought it was a great description of him.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  14. #13
    Flash the leather! _Sir_Charles_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,343

    Re: Happy birthday, Dave Concepcion!

    Happy Birthday Davey! What a joy you were to watch at short. Smooth as silk. My all-time favorite Red (no, all-time favorite baseball player...period).
    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


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 | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25