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    Birthdays: 3/11

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    Cesar Geronimo (64) -Caught Yaz's fly ball to end the '75 World Series. Was the 3000th strikeout victim of both Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan.

    Others:

    Dan Uggla (32) -Only player ever to play in an All-Star Game in the same year he was a Rule5 pick. Holds the Atlanta record for longest hitting streak. Had a 20-game hitting streak during which he hit under .200.

    Bobby Abreu (40) -The Rays took him as a young player in the expansion draft, then traded him away for Kevin Stocker. Hit the first HR at Citizens Bank Park. One of only six players with 2000 hits, 1000 RBIs, 1000 runs, 1000 walks and 300 steals (Barry Bonds, Biggio, Henderson, Morgan, Mays).

    Phil Bradley (53) -Missouri quarterback turned Seattle OF. Hit the first night HR at Wrigley, though the game was rained out before it became official. Now an executive with the Players Association.

    Dock Ellis - Everybody knows, of course, that he supposedly pitched a no-hitter while on LSD; something about that doesn't quite ring true for me, but whatever...An easy player to hate when he was active, but was highly regarded by his teammates, and after he cleaned up he did a lot of good work counseling addicts and prisoners. Died in 2007.

    Harry Colliflower -Went 1-11, 8.19 with the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, the worst team of all time. Later an AL umpire. Great name...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 3/11

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
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    Cesar Geronimo (64) -Caught Yaz's fly ball to end the '75 World Series. Was the 3000th strikeout victim of both Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan.

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    Alot of people don't know he was the the seminary to become a priest. I am glad he never became Father Geronimo.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Birthdays: 3/11

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    Cesar Geronimo (64) -Caught Yaz's fly ball to end the '75 World Series. Was the 3000th strikeout victim of both Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan.
    Always one of my first thoughts when his career is discussed: he batted .307 for the 1976 Reds as the number 8 hitter in the lineup!

    Ah, the many joys of remembering the Big Red Machine.

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    Re: Birthdays: 3/11

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Always one of my first thoughts when his career is discussed: he batted .307 for the 1976 Reds as the number 8 hitter in the lineup!

    Ah, the many joys of remembering the Big Red Machine.
    He won a bunch of gold gloves too. He had great range in CF and a great arm too. He was a very quiet person who easily was overshadowed by the big personalities on the BRM.
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