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    Birthdays- 10/7

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    Grady Hatton (89) -OF of the late '40s and early '50s. Later managed some very bad teams. Grady, if you're reading this, happy 89th!

    Frankie Baumholtz- Came up with the Reds; after a few years was traded to the Cubs, where he had his best years. Good hitter for average, but didn't have enough power to make it big as a corner OF.

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    Evan Longoria (26)

    Jose Cardenal (68) Jose didn't like spring training games, and there are a number of great stories about excuses he used to get out of them. My faves:

    1. His uniform wasn't tight enough
    2. A cricket in his room kept him up all night.
    3. His eyelids were stuck together.

    He was a Reds coach for a bit later on...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays- 10/7

    Cardenal was a pretty good player for a long time. According to Retrosheet he debut the day after I was born in 1963 and played until 1980. He had over 1900 hits while playing for 9 different teams. One of those good players who has been nearly forgotten in time.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Birthdays- 10/7

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Frankie Baumholtz- Came up with the Reds; after a few years was traded to the Cubs, where he had his best years. Good hitter for average, but didn't have enough power to make it big as a corner OF.
    Along with Baumholtz in the 1949 trade to the Cubs was Hank Sauer who turned out to be the NL MVP in 1952. The Reds received Peanuts Lowrey and Harry (The Hat) Walker in return. Not exactly one of Cincy's more memorable deals.

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    Re: Birthdays- 10/7

    Frank Baumholz was the first basketball player in Ohio University history to have his number retired (#54). His hometown was Midvale (near New Philadelphia).
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.


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