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Thread: Birthdays- 9/12

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    Birthdays- 9/12

    Reds:

    Keith Hughes (48) -Four ABs in 1993. I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed that I remembered that he was a Red.

    Mike Roesler (48) -17 games pitched for the '89 Reds.

    Scotti Madison (52) -Batted .173 for those same '89 Reds. 'Nuff said..

    Others:

    Pat Listach (44) -Remembered mainly for his quirky Rookie of the Year selection.

    Mickey Lolich (70)

    Albie Pearson (77) -At 5'5", he was to short what Mickey Lolich was to fat.

    Stan Lopata (86)

    Andy Seminick -It's funny that Lopata and Seminick shared a birthday, since they shared the Phillies catching job for so many years.

    Charlie Keller -Since his nickname was "King Kong", I always pictured him as being this huge guy, but Baseball Reference has him listed at 5'10", 185. Something's wrong here...



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    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 9/12

    Lolich was the star of the 1968 World Series winning three games and beating Bob Gibson in game 7. He was a very good pitcher of his time and has been sort of forgotten.
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    Re: Birthdays- 9/12

    I always imagined that with Keller it was about facial resemblance.

    btw, is Lolich still pitching?

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    Re: Birthdays- 9/12

    Can't believe I neglected to mention Al Libke, a Reds OF in 1945-46. Bill James, when asked to name the worst outfield in major league history, named the Reds '46 trio of Libke, Dain Clay and Eddie Lukon. I can't argue with that selection; that threesome was a product of Bill McKechnie's obsession with defense. The Reds had Hank Sauer in their minor league system, but McKechnie wouldn't play him.

    There's also an Al Libke who played college football for Washington in 1963. I'm guessing that's a son; Al the baseball player was from the Pacific Northwest.
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