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    Brithdays- 10/18

    Reds:

    Howie Nunn (76) -Reliever for the '61 pennant winners. Looks just like Wally Cox in his BaseballReference pic.

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    George Hendrick (62) -Didn't get great press as a player; he wasn't really that bad a guy, he just didn't like talking to reporters. A fashion pioneer- he was the first player to wear his pants really long, the way everyone does now. Currently a coach for the Rays.

    Willie Horton (69) -Kind of a hero; during the riots in 1967 he stood on top of a car in his uniform pleading for calm. Honored with a statue outside Comerica Park.

    Andy Carey (80) -Yankee 3B of the late '50s; made a hit-saving play in the eighth inning of Don Larsen's perfect game. Married a Hollywood starlet.

    Candy Cummings -Credited with inventing the curve ball in 1867; said he got the idea from throwing seashells.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    chico check your title dude

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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    Typical...I proofread the body of the message but not the header...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    Hendrick was on the 72 Oakland A's that played the Reds in the World Series. He was a good player for the Cardinals for many years. One thing I remember about him was that he couldn't hit Phil Niekro at all and would always set out the games Niekro pitched against the Cards.
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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    Also, Hendrick was the last out of Seaver's no-hitter in '78 (2 days past my 16th birthday) and broke up a Soto no-hitter with two out in the ninth in '84 by hitting a game-tying home run. That's pretty much a microcosm of Soto's career, even though the Reds won the game for him in the bottom of the inning.
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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    Last time I missed Hans Lobert, who played third and short during a five-year stretch with the Reds, and who once supposedly beat Jim Thorpe in a footrace.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Brithdays- 10/18

    I met Howie Nunn about 10 years ago. He lived in a town near where I worked as a sports writer and we talked baseball for a while. I got to hold his 1961 NL Champions ring.


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