Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Birthdays: 7/8

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

    Birthdays: 7/8

    Lets do an all-Reds Sunday:

    Bobby Ayala (43) -I had forgotten this guy was a Red, but he was, in '92 and '93. He was traded to Seattle in the Bret Boone deal, where he had a love-hate relationship with Mariner fans.

    Jerome Walton (47) -NL Rookie of the Year (edging out Chris Sabo) in 1989; he never got as many ABs again as injuries took their toll on his skills, but he was always a pretty good hitter. A Red in 1994-95.

    George Culver (69) -Pitched a no-hitter as a Red on July 29, 1968 versus the Phillies.

    Glenn Gorbous -Native Canadian who went 6 for 18 with the 1955 Reds. He's best remembered for holding the world record for throwing a baseball: 445 feet, 10 inches, set in 1958 at the Omaha AAA ballpark. I highly doubt any major league team would permit its valuable talent to participate in such an event nowadays.

    Ivey Wingo -Often misspelled as "Ivy"...Long-time Reds catcher in the early part of the 1900s, including the world championship year of 1919. At the time of his retirement he held the NL record for most games caught, and he still holds the record for career errors as a catcher...Managed the Reds for two games in 1916, between the regimes of Buck Herzog and Christy Mathewson.

    Hank O'Day -19th-century pitcher who managed the Reds in 1912. He's best known as a long-time umpire. He was the chief unp in the famous "Merkle Boner" play of 1908, and he was the second base umpire who made the call on Bill Wambsgans's unassisted triple play in the World Series. He and Harry Wendlestadt are the only men to umpire in four decades.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Knowledge Is Good Big Klu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    16,899

    Re: Birthdays: 7/8

    Chris Sabo was NL Rookie of the Year in 1988.
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

  4. #3
    Member chicoruiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    1,710

    Re: Birthdays: 7/8

    Oops...serves me right for relying on my memory rather than sticking to research.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

  5. #4
    Never say Nevermore marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas
    Posts
    4,999

    Re: Birthdays: 7/8

    Watched Ayala pitch a bit in class A Charleston. Interesting pitcher; always looked as if he might be better than he was.
    No Victims, by me

    The rest is drama.


    What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. --Straka

  6. #5
    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Aurora, IN
    Posts
    14,983

    Re: Birthdays: 7/8

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post

    Glenn Gorbous - He's best remembered for holding the world record for throwing a baseball: 445 feet, 10 inches, set in 1958 at the Omaha AAA ballpark. I highly doubt any major league team would permit its valuable talent to participate in such an event nowadays.
    In Gorbous's case, his ML career had already ended when he made the throw. This is according to his page on Wikipedia.


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