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    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
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    Birthdays: 5/8

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    Alfredo Simon (31) -Played as "Carlos Cabrera" form 2001-04 to hide his true age. I wasn't a big fan of his, but I guess he's doing OK. When Masset comes back, however...

    Mike Cuellar -"Crazy Horse" played for the Reds in 1959. They, and a lot of other clubs, gave up on him before he found himself...Hit the first grand slam ever in an LCS game...Died in 2010; of the Orioles four 20-game winners from 1971, only Jim Palmer is still alive.

    Edd Roush -One of the greats... Swung a 48-ounce bat... Hit 30 inside-the-park homers in his career...At the time of his death he was the last surviving veteran of the Federal League.

    Others:

    Adrian Gonzalez (30) -Has "PS27:1" engraved on all his bats; the 27th Psalm is his favorite Bible verse.

    Dan Brouthers -A HOFer...Baseball's career home run leader from 1887 to 1889...SABR voted him the sixth greatest player of the 19th century...Another four-decade player.

    Ross Barnes -The first National League battiing champion, and the first player to hit a home run in the National League. I could have put him in with the Reds; he played a year in Cincy. Bunts that hit fair and then rolled foul were base hits back then, and Barnes was a master of this art to the point where it was outlawed.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Two-Time Batting Champ Edd Roush's Avatar
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    Re: Birthdays: 5/8

    Happy Birthday to me! A 48 ounce bat is intense...

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    Re: Birthdays: 5/8

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Happy Birthday to me! A 48 ounce bat is intense...
    Happy Birthday, Old Timer!
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Birthdays: 5/8

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Adrian Gonzalez (30) -Has "PS27:1" engraved on all his bats; the 27th Psalm is his favorite Bible verse.
    The first verse of the 27th chapter of Psalms reads: "The Lord is my light and my salvation -- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life -- of whom shall I be afraid?"


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