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    Birthdays- 10/16

    Reds:

    Jack Baldschun (74) -A cog in the disastrous Frank Robinson trade.

    Dave Sisler -Son of George, brother of Dick, Red of '62

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    Tim McCarver (70)

    Dave DeBusschere -Best basketball player to ever play major league baseball, unless I'm forgetting somebody.

    Bob Cain -Only pitcher to face a midget batter.

    Goose Goslin -Terrific player who played his whole career in a park that hurt his stats.

    Garland "Gob" Buckeye -Listed at 6'0", 255 lbs; probably weighed significantly more.
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Dave DeBusschere -Best basketball player to ever play major league baseball, unless I'm forgetting somebody.
    Danny Ainge played with the Blue Jays and had a long NBA career, including some coaching.
    I don't know if he was better or not than DeBusschere.
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    I don't think Ainge was nearly as good as DeBusschere. The only one I can think of who might be close was Bill Sharman, but Bill never got into a game in his Dodgers career. He was, however in uniform in the Dodger dugout when Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round The World".
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    'course that's only because Deion never played pro basketball.

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    Just on a personal note, this would have been my dad's 90th birthday if he were still living. He started this love of baseball for me and I wish he were still around to talk to about baseball or anything for that matter.
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Dave DeBusschere -Best basketball player to ever play major league baseball, unless I'm forgetting somebody.
    I've never been a fan of pro basketball so I can only submit the name of Gene Conley...don't really know how good he was.

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    Conley was a center, just OK...He might have started on some teams, but he was a Celtic, and he had as much chance of replacing Bill Russell as I have of replacing Jay-Z...
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    I've never been a fan of pro basketball so I can only submit the name of Gene Conley...don't really know how good he was.
    DeBusschere was probably the best basketball player to play MLB. The only other player I can think of who would even come close would be Danny Ainge.
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    Michael Jordan I know he wasnt too good but he may have been the best basketball player to play baseball I guess.
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    Re: Birthdays- 10/16

    Quote Originally Posted by DGullett35 View Post
    Michael Jordan I know he wasnt too good but he may have been the best basketball player to play baseball I guess.
    He never made it to the big leagues, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    He never made it to the big leagues, though.
    I didnt think Ainge did either thats why I said Jordan but I was wrong. My bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGullett35 View Post
    I didnt think Ainge did either thats why I said Jordan but I was wrong. My bad
    Ainge played three seasons with the Blue Jays. He only hit .220 in that time. He made a wise career choice.
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