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    Birthdays- 8/17

    Reds:

    Bill Landrum (54) Righty reliever; pitched very well for the Pirates and very poorly for everyone else

    Other:

    Dustin Pedroia (28)

    Brett Myers (31)

    Jorge Posada (40)


    Butch Hobson (60) Best known for fielding below .900 in 1978.

    Boog Powell (70) Some people think of him as a fat slob, but he wasn't; he was just a big, big guy.

    Diego Segui (74) Much-traveled father of David Segui.

    Jim Davenport (78) Had a long career, all with San Francisco. When he started, Hank Sauer was playing LF for the Giants; when he finished George Foster was breaking in.

    Rudy York- Spent the first half of his career in kind of a Yonder Alonso situation; Detroit had Hank Greenberg at 1B and Rudy couldn't really play anywhere else (they tried him at catcher, third and the outfield with brutal results). Unlike Yonder, though, Rudy was a drunk and a hell-raiser; "He knew every hooker in New York" recalled one teammate.
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    Re: Birthdays- 8/17

    Butch Hobson also was a star football player for Alabama and Bear Bryant.

    He also got busted for coke a few years back.
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    Re: Birthdays- 8/17

    Bill Landrum, when he was with the Reds, would go 0-2 on every hitter, and still give up a ton of hits. Really strange.

    Not sure why, but he was able to figure it out when he got to Pittsburgh.

    And when Butch Hobson was manager of the Red Sox in the 90's, the Red Sox lost a lot of fans. He was one of the most disliked Red Sox of all time.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/17

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    And when Butch Hobson was manager of the Red Sox in the 90's, the Red Sox lost a lot of fans. He was one of the most disliked Red Sox of all time.
    Any clue why?
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    Re: Birthdays- 8/17

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Any clue why?
    Many consider his defense at third in 1978 as one of the main reasons for their collapse. He also had a reputation of being a management boy. One of his nicknames was Daddy Butch.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Birthdays- 8/17

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Reds:

    Bill Landrum (54) Righty reliever; pitched very well for the Pirates and very poorly for everyone else

    Other:

    Dustin Pedroia (28)

    Brett Myers (31)

    Jorge Posada (40)


    Butch Hobson (60) Best known for fielding below .900 in 1978.

    Boog Powell (70) Some people think of him as a fat slob, but he wasn't; he was just a big, big guy.

    Diego Segui (74) Much-traveled father of David Segui.

    Jim Davenport (78) Had a long career, all with San Francisco. When he started, Hank Sauer was playing LF for the Giants; when he finished George Foster was breaking in.

    Rudy York- Spent the first half of his career in kind of a Yonder Alonso situation; Detroit had Hank Greenberg at 1B and Rudy couldn't really play anywhere else (they tried him at catcher, third and the outfield with brutal results). Unlike Yonder, though, Rudy was a drunk and a hell-raiser; "He knew every hooker in New York" recalled one teammate.
    I'd like to nominate the much-traveled hurler Chad Qualls 34. He has been with 3 teams this season alone...so far, that is.
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