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Happy Reds birthday, Babe Herman!

June 26, 1903

If Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat, Babe Herman was the Tycoon of Triples. He hit 110 three-baggers in his career, including a league-leading 19 for the Reds in 1932. 33 more words

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1982 Rod Carew “Non-Parallels” (Not To Be Confused With Nonpareils)

Tony of the Off-Hiatus Baseball blog brought up today’s subject in a comment on one of my “Doppelganger” posts. I wasn’t going to write about it, thinking “Well, everybody knows about this”… but then I remembered that many of you weren’t collecting in 1982… Hell, a lot of you just *weren’t* in 1982. 193 more words

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All LA Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs is four runs

Give Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw four runs of support, and he’ll give the team an automatic win.

As if Kershaw needed another impressive stat to add… 126 more words

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Miami Marlins' Ichiro keeps on truckin'

Another day, another milestone for the great Ichiro.

The tweet below says it all with Ichiro Suzuki becoming the oldest player at 43 years, 246 days, to start a MLB game in center beating another great player, Rickey Henderson. 76 more words

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Happy Reds birthday, Clay Kirby!

June 25, 1948

How important is a good offense? Just ask Clay Kirby, who went 52-81 in five years with the Padres, only to see his fortunes reversed with Cincinnati’s supercharged Big Red Machine. 28 more words

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Happy Reds birthday, Bob Shirley!

June 25, 1954

Bob Shirley was a spot-starter for the 1982 Reds, starting 20 of the 41 games in which he appeared. 1982 was a dismal year for the Reds; after finishing 1981 with the best record in the majors (but missing the playoffs due to the inane split season rules), the team finished dead last in the NL West with 101 losses. 6 more words

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Trying To Break A Custom Funk With A "Super Value Fun Pack"!

You may have noticed that I’ve been kind of quiet with the customs lately.  It’s mainly from lack of time, but underlying that was a simple case of “writer’s block”.  632 more words

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