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    Birthdays: 3/24

    Reds:

    Norris Hopper (33) -According to Wikipedia, he's currently playing with an outfit called the Somerset Patriots.

    Ron Robinson (50) -Happy 50th, Creature. Ron would probably like to forget his first major league start; he surrendered 7 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Only one was earned, however...

    Others:

    Starlin Castro (22) -Youngest player to lead the NL in hits.

    Al Chambers (51) -First overall pick in the 1979 draft. Career totals: .208, 2 HR, 14 RBI. Oh well...

    Garry Templeton (56) -Currently managing the Yuma Panthers in the North American League. First switch-hitter to collect 100 hits from each side in a season.

    Jesus Alou (70) -Youngest and least of the Alou brothers.

    George Sisler -You want power in a first baseman, but having one that hits .400 ain't all bad either.

    Ernie Shore -Famous for one game in 1917. Babe Ruth was the starting pitcher; he was ejected after the first runner reached base, then Ernie came on, the runner was thrown out trying to steal, and Ernie retired the next 26 battes in a row. For a while it was listed as a perfect game, but it's since been changed in the records to a no-hitter.

    Roy Thomas -Quintessential leadoff hitter for the Phillies; strong on-base skills and little power. According to Bill James he's the only regular player to score three times as many runs as he drove in over a career. Once fouled off 22 pitches in an at-bat.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays: 3/24

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Jesus Alou (70) -Youngest and least of the Alou brothers.
    But even so, he hung around for 15 seasons. Or parts thereof.

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    Never say Nevermore marcshoe's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays: 3/24

    I'm glad to see that Ernie Shore's perfect game has been reclassified. Even when I read about it as a kid, I didn't think it was right to call a game in which a runner reached first perfect.

    It's still an interesting story, though. Kind of like Germany Schaefer stealing first.
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