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    Birthdays: 3/10

    Couldn't find any Reds today...

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    Ben Davis (35) -Almost a Red; he tried a comeback as a pitcher with the Reds AA club, but to no avail. Once a hot catching prospect for the Padres; best known for breaking up a Curt Schilling perfect game with a drag bunt, which some traditionalists viewed as chickenbleep.

    John Cangelosi (49) -Came out of nowhere to make the '85 White Sox and had a fine year; then slowly coasted downhill. First hitter to face Randy Johnson in the majors. Currently owns and operates a state-of-the-art baseball training facility in Illinois.

    Steve Howe -The player we all loved to hate back in the day, due to his getting drug suspension after drug suspension, always followed by a do-over. He died in a truck accident in 2006 while high on meth, reminding us that addiction is its own punishment.

    John Briggs (68) -Had a long career as an outfielder with the Phillies, despite not being much of a hitter. In fact, he was pretty much an average major leaguer with no standout qualities, but probably the best everyday player born on March 10.

    Ken MacKenzie (78) -Canadian who attended Yale, where he lettered in baseball and hockey. Ended up with the '62 Mets; he went 5-4, makng him the only pitcher on the staff with a record above .500.

    Gene DeMontreville -If John Briggs isn't the best position player today, it's DeMontreville. A turn-of-the-century 2B best remembered for having a 36-game hitting streak.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 3/10

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Steve Howe -The player we all loved to hate back in the day, due to his getting drug suspension after drug suspension, always followed by a do-over. He died in a truck accident in 2006 while high on meth, reminding us that addiction is its own punishment.
    His major league career began when he was 22 in 1980 and he was named Rookie of the Year. That was the 2nd in a string of 4 Dodger Rookies of the Year. The others were Rick Sutcliffe, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Sax.


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