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    Birthdays: 1/13

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    Elmer Dessens (41) -28-27 as a Red from 2000-02. Traded away in a convoluted four-way deal that netted the Reds Felipe Lopez. I wouldn't rule out the idea that he can still pitch; he was effective in a small sample size as recently as 2010. Any chance of a non-roster invite?

    Kevin Mitchell (50) -There are a million stories about Kevin; some of them are even true. Joe Oliver said, "He's so funny there should be a cover charge to listen to him". Kevin never wore a cup because, he claimed, he could never find one that fit him.

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    Odell Jones (59) -Undistinguished pitcher, mostly for the Pirates and Mariners. On May 25, 1988, he was called on to make an emergency start when Ted Higuera came up injured, and surprisingly, pitche 8 1/3 innings of no-hit ball. "I remember looking out at the scoreboard", he said later, "and thinking what in the world am I doing???".

    Bob Forsch -The only Cardinal to pitch two no-hitters, and with brother Ken the only brothers to pitch no-hitters.

    Mike Tyson (62) -Not the ear-biting, tattoo-faced fighter- the second baseman who shared a birth date with ex-teammate Forsch.
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    Re: Birthdays: 1/13

    Forsch passed away about a week after throwing out the first pitch at Game 7 of the WS this year.

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    Re: Birthdays: 1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
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    Kevin Mitchell (50) -There are a million stories about Kevin; some of them are even true. Joe Oliver said, "He's so funny there should be a cover charge to listen to him". Kevin never wore a cup because, he claimed, he could never find one that fit him.
    Mitchell is the only MVP award winner to play for as many as eight teams in his major league career.


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