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Thread: Brithdays- 7/26

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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Brithdays- 7/26


    Kevin Barker (36)


    Mat Gamel (26) Once-hot prospect who seems to be cooling.

    Jody Reed (49)- Currently managing the Dodgers Arizona League effort. He's famous for turning down a big-money contract and then having to settle for much less, but I've heard this story isn't quite true.

    Hoyt Wilhelm- Known as a great reliever, but the only year he was a full-time starter hed had a 2.19 ERA.

    Sam Jones- The earlier of the two Sam Joneses who were successful pithcers. This one played 22 seasons, all in the National League, a record I believe only Steve Carlton can match.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Brithdays- 7/26

    Gamel has been killing it here in Nashville, but that's pretty much always been the case. Hasn't translated well in the bigs.
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    Re: Brithdays- 7/26

    Hoyt Wilhem was know for his knuckleball. He pitched well into his 40's. I can remember seeing him on a Game of the Week broadcast his last season and thinking how really old he was. I'm sure I am older now than he was at that time.
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    Re: Brithdays- 7/26

    The funny thing about the Reed situation was that him turning down that money hurt the Dodgers too.

    They then needed a 2B, so they traded for Delino DeShields, giving up a young Pedro Martinez for him.

    I guess the moral of that story is that the Dodgers were really, really stupid back then. lol
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