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    Birthdays- 8/13

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    Corey Patterson (32)- May have been mentioned on this board once or twice...

    Scott MacRae (37)

    Tony Cloninger (70)- Best years on the mound were behind him by the time he became a Red. He's mostly remembered now for hitting two grand slams in a game.

    Others:

    Jarrod Washburn (37)

    Jay Buhner (47)
    -A fun player and still a great favorite in Seattle.

    Tom Niedenfuer (52) - Surrendered memorable home run to Ozzie Smith in the 1985 NLCS. Still married to the lovely Judy Landers, former co-star of "B.J. And The Bear".

    Andre Thornton (62) - One of baseball's legendary good guys, he starred on subpar Cleveland teams for most of his career. He's a successful businessman now, and still gives back a lot to the Cleveland area.

    Jim "Mudcat" Grant (76) - Has a book and website devoted to African-American twenty-game winners (he was one of them). He was also the first African-American to win 20 games in the minors, and the first African-American to win a World Series game for the American League.

    Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell- Lefthanded pitcher and three-term Republican congressman.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/13

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
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    Corey Patterson (32)- May have been mentioned on this board once or twice...

    Scott MacRae (37)

    Tony Cloninger (70)- Best years on the mound were behind him by the time he became a Red. He's mostly remembered now for hitting two grand slams in a game.
    Also, J. J. Hoover (25)
    I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/13

    To the above, let's add Fielder Jones. Fielder had a streak of 70 games in 1899 in which he reached base safely; the longest streak in NL history. He was also a successful manager, leading the 1908 White Sox, the so-called "Hitless Wonders", to a World Series win over the heavily favored Cubs. But my favorite fact about him is that "Fielder" isn't a nickname- it's the actual name his parents gave him. They must have known something...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/13

    Vinegar Bend is my all-time favorite nickname.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/13

    Great stuff, chico!
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