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    Birthdays: 12/13

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    Fritz Coumbe -I didn't know much about Coumbe, a World War One-era pitcher/outfielder who ended his career with the Reds, but in researching him I found out that as a Red he participated in the majors' last triple-header. On October 2, 1920, the Reds and the Pirates played three, with the Reds taking the first two but dropping the nightcap. Did everyone but me know about this? And what time must they have started in order to finish before dark in October???

    Others:

    Dale Berra (55) -Played in the most games of any Hall of Famer's son. Dick Sisler is second.

    Ferguson Jenkins (69) -One of only four pitchers to record more than 3000 strikeouts and fewer than 1000 walks (Maddux, Schilling and Pedro are the others). Honored this year with a postage stamp in his native Canada.

    Lindy McDaniel (76) -Fine reliever; once retired 32 straight batters over four appearances.

    Billy Loes (82) -Journeyman pitcher; was present in uniform four times when a batter hit four homers in a game.

    Carl Erskine (85) -Still lives in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana; a class act all the way.

    Larry Doby -Second African-American to play in the majors, of course, but also the second to manage, and the third American to play in Japan.
    Last edited by chicoruiz; 12-13-2011 at 10:47 AM.
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