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    Birthdays: 4/27

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    Hi Myers -Hi had 6 PAs for the Reds at the end of his career. He led the NL in RBIs in 1919 while playing for the Brooklyn Superbas. That's a cool name; maybe the New Jersey Nets can change their name to the "Superbas" when they move to Brooklyn...

    Charlie Chech- Went 14-14 in his rookie year with the Reds. Never really matched that year again, although years later he was involved in a trade for Cy Young.

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    Chris Carpenter (37) -Happy 37th to RedsZone's favorite whipping boy.

    Willie Upshaw (55) -First baseman, mostly for Toronto. Later, as first base coach for the Giants, he was the first person to congratulate Barry Bonds when he broke the career HR record.

    Enos Slaughter -In the minors, his manager Eddie Dyer saw him walking leisurely off the field and said "Hey kid, if you're tired we'll get someone else to help you out" or words to that effect. From that point, Slaughter determined to run everywhere on the field, He was the first to run to first base after a walk, and was known as baseball's greatest hustler before Pete took the title away from him.

    Rogers Hornsby -Obviously a great, great hitter, but a below-average fielder and a very difficult guy to get along with. He managed the Reds in '52 and '53 with lackluster results.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 4/27

    In yesterday's game the Giant announcers were talking about the nickname Superbas. It had someting to do with their trivia question. That was a cool nickname.

    I remember seeing Slaughter play in an old timers game in Cincinnati once. The gentleman seated behind me kept talking about him being his favorite player when he was young. This was in the 80's and had to be one of the last times Slaughter played in one of these games.
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    Re: Birthdays: 4/27

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Enos Slaughter -In the minors, his manager Eddie Dyer saw him walking leisurely off the field and said "Hey kid, if you're tired we'll get someone else to help you out" or words to that effect. From that point, Slaughter determined to run everywhere on the field, He was the first to run to first base after a walk, and was known as baseball's greatest hustler before Pete took the title away from him.
    Country Slaughter was famous, of course, for scoring the winning run in the 1946 World Series, at the end of his 'Mad Dash'.


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