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    Birthdays- 8/15

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    Joey Jay (76) -Made his major league debut at age 17 due to the old "bonus baby" rule (players who signed for over a certain amount had to be immediately put on the ML roster). Had back-to-back 21-win seasons for the Reds in '61 and '62. Posessor of two of baseball's most impressive eyebrows (or one if you consider it a unibrow...)

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    Oliver Perez (30) -Should still be in the middle of his career; instead he's pretty much toast. Hard to imagine him getting even a spring training invite unless he goes to the Mexican League and lights it up or something.

    Chris Singleton (39)

    Jeff Huson (47) -Harder to get rid of than nail fungus, this utility infielder hung around for 12 years despite a career OPS under .600.

    Duffy Dyer (66) -Backup catcher to Jerry Grote in New York and Manny Sanguillen in Pittsburgh. Good glove man; later spent seven seasons coaching 3B in Milwaukee. As of 2008 he was the minor league catching coordinator for the Padres, but he may have retired.

    Charles Comiskey- Everybody knows he was a horrible human being, but they keep naming stadiums after him...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/15

    And my Dad. Celebrated his 65th year of being a Reds fan today

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/15

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Duffy Dyer (66) -Backup catcher to Jerry Grote in New York and Manny Sanguillen in Pittsburgh. Good glove man; later spent seven seasons coaching 3B in Milwaukee. As of 2008 he was the minor league catching coordinator for the Padres, but he may have retired.
    Born in REDS country...
    Donald Robert "Duffy" Dyer (born August 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio)
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/15

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Reds:

    Joey Jay (76) -Made his major league debut at age 17 due to the old "bonus baby" rule (players who signed for over a certain amount had to be immediately put on the ML roster). Had back-to-back 21-win seasons for the Reds in '61 and '62. Posessor of two of baseball's most impressive eyebrows (or one if you consider it a unibrow...)
    In '62 as starting pitchers the Reds had Jay (21-14), Purkey (23-5), O'Toole (16-13) and a young (22) Jim Maloney (9-7). Unibrow? Nobody tops Wally Moon in that department.

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/15

    And for you fans of obscure records, let me present Bill Sherdel, a left-handed junkball pitcher of the World War One era. Bill holds the record for most career home runs by a player who never hit more than one in a season. Bill hit nine career homers, but never more than one in any given year.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra


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