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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Birthdays: 11/13


    Steve Bilko -Minor league slugger who spent the 1958 season with the Reds as a backup.

    Johnny Kling- Catcher with the great Cubs teams of the early 1900s, he finished his career with the Reds in 1913.


    Gerald Laird (32) -Replaced Jason LaRue as Cardinal backup catcher that Reds fans love to hate.

    Mel Stottlemyre (70) -Yankee ace who matched up against Bob Gibson three times in the 1964 Series. Once hit an inside-the-park grand slam.

    Wes Parker (72) - Slick-fielding Dodger 1B who spent a year doing color commentary on Reds TV. Also appeared on The Brady Bunch as the boyfriend of Greg's math teacher.

    Jim Delsing -Remembered now as the man who pinch-ran for Eddie Gaedel after Gaedel drew his famous walk.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays: 11/13

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Steve Bilko -Minor league slugger who spent the 1958 season with the Reds as a backup.
    The guy who Bilko backed up at first base that year was George Crowe.

    Also, I read that Nat Hiken, creator of The Phil Silvers Show, supposedly took the name of the character Silvers played (Sgt. Bilko) from Steve Bilko.

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