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    Birthdays- 11/15

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    Hal Bevan -Had three ABs for the 1967 Reds. The fact that I remember him indicates that I spend too much time thinking about baseball.

    Gus Bell -Besides being the patriarch of the Bell family, Gus was a very good player in his own right: a four-time all-star who led the league in triples once and hit for the cycle in 1951. A class act all the way.

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    Pedro Borbon (44) -The son, not the Red....

    Pat Ragan -A measure of how weak the birthday pool is today is the inclusion of Ragan, a run-of-the-mill pitcher of the early 1900s. Ragan did once strike out the side on nine pitches; other than that there's not much to say about him. Ragan is the only pitcher born today with more than 27 career wins; Bell is the only hitter with over 500 career hits.
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    Re: Birthdays- 11/15

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
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    Hal Bevan -Had three ABs for the 1967 Reds. The fact that I remember him indicates that I spend too much time thinking about baseball.

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    That's OK. Thinking about baseball improves your love life.
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    Re: Birthdays- 11/15

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Gus Bell -Besides being the patriarch of the Bell family, Gus was a very good player in his own right: a four-time all-star who led the league in triples once and hit for the cycle in 1951. A class act all the way.
    Yep, Gus Bell was indeed a class act all the way, chico. But being a contemporary of great center fielders like Mantle and Mays and Snider he never really received the attention and applause that was due him. We Reds fans appreciated him though.

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    Re: Birthdays- 11/15

    Speaking of Gus Bell...as you mentioned, chico, he hit for the cycle on June 4, 1951.

    On June 28, 2004, David Bell hit for the cycle in a Phillies 14-6 win over the Expos matching the feat of his grandfather. They are the only grandfather-grandson duo in major league history to accomplish this.
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