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    Birthdays: 5/18

    Couldn't find any Reds...

    Jim Sundberg (61) -First catcher to win six AL Gold Gloves...

    Dennis Leonard (61) -I think he's the Royals leader in career wins, though I may be wrong...The only year he was injured was the year the Royals won the World Series. Kind of like the Old Lefthander missing the 1961 season.

    Reggie Jackson (65) -Was considered for the part of Geordi LaForge in "Star Trek-The Next Generation"...My favorite Reggie quote: "I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society". Overdog???

    Brooks Robinson (75) -The nicest of superstars...Played for the same team for 23 years, a record (tied with Yaz)...Sixteen consecutive Gold Gloves, and he earned them all... Holds a major league record he'd rather not hold: he hit into four triple plays.

    Carroll Hardy (79) -Happy birthday to the only man to pinch-hit for Ted Williams.

    Babe Adams -Extreme control pitcher; probably the best pitcher in Pirate history...Averaged only 1.29 walks per nine innings...After his playing days he served as a reporter and foreign correspondent in World War Two and the Korean War...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 5/18

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Brooks Robinson (75) -The nicest of superstars...Played for the same team for 23 years, a record (tied with Yaz)...Sixteen consecutive Gold Gloves, and he earned them all... Holds a major league record he'd rather not hold: he hit into four triple plays.
    My favorite non-red player. And you are SOOOO spot on with the "nicest of superstars" comment. I've met Brooks 3 different times and he is just so easy to talk to and simply put a class act all around. I could watch him play the hot corner all day long. All freakin' day! I've never seen a player cover his position better than the Human Vacuum Cleaner.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: Birthdays: 5/18

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Reggie Jackson (65) -Was considered for the part of Geordi LaForge in "Star Trek-The Next Generation"...My favorite Reggie quote: "I represent both the underdog and the overdog in our society". Overdog???
    Quoted in the July 2012 issue of Sports Illustrated as believing that the members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America have lowered their standards when voting for prospects into the Hall of Fame.


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