Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Birthdays: 6/14

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    1,710

    Birthdays: 6/14

    Reds:

    Jerry Spradlin (45) -The Carlos Fisher of the 1990s.

    Don Newcombe (86) -A Red in 1959. Great pitcher and quite a hitter, too... In 1955 he hit .359 with 7 homers in only 117 ABs; maybe the best hitting season for any pitcher ever.

    Others:

    Herb Plews (84) -Utility IF...Hit only four homers in his career, but two of them were off of Jim Bunning...When the Boston Red Sox became the last team to integrate, Herb was the player they sent down to make room for Pumpsie Green.

    Fenton Mole (86) -Herb Plews is a pretty bad name for a ballplayer, but not as bad as Fenton Mole...You'd expect a guy with this name to be a little, squinty, kind of sneaky guy, but Fenton was a big,power-hitting first baseman whose nickname was "Muscles". He was on Casey Stengel's first Yankee team; but not for long.

    George Myatt -Myatt had three cool nicknames: "Foghorn", "Mercury", and "Stud", which is what he called everybody during his long career as a player, manager and coach....When he was a young player on the West Coast, the Red Sox sent former great 2B Eddie Collins to scout him, but Eddie saw a young player named Ted Williams while he was there and the rest is history.

    Dick McBride -This guy goes way back to pre-professional days; I mention him because at one point he was excused from the Civil War so he could go home and pitch in a crucial series, which I think is kind of cool.
    Last edited by chicoruiz; 06-14-2012 at 11:57 AM.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25