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    Bob Borkowski (86) -Dayton native who played with the Reds in the early 1950s. Better known as a username for a longtime RedsZone poster. P.S.- Bob's middle name is "Valerian". BobBorkowski the poster, if you read this, maybe you could post some more info on Bob...

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    Phil Plantier (43) -Came up in midseason with the Red Sox in 1991 and kicked butt (11 homers in 148 ABs), then struggled in subsequent years. He does hold the record for most career home runs by a native of New Hampshire.

    John Lowenstein (65) -Split his career pretty evenly between Cleveland and Baltimore, but his best years were definitely Baltimore, where Earl Weaver knew how to take advantage of a player like Steiner. Platoon partner of Gary Roenicke for years. After he retired, he did some broadcasting then drifted out of the public eye. He's believed to be living in Nevada, but his present whereabouts seem to be a bit of a mystery.

    Bibb Falk -Replaced Shoeless Joe Jackson in left field for the White Sox after the scandal broke. A pretty good player in his own right, hitting .314 for his career. After he retired he returned to his home town of Austin, Texas and coached the UT team for almost thirty years. The diamond at the university is named for him.

    Milt Gaston -Holds an unfortunate pitching record: most games under .500 for a career (his record was 97-164). Two other fun facts: He was Lou Gehrig's roomie for a while, and he lived to be 100.
    Last edited by chicoruiz; 01-27-2012 at 09:27 AM.
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