Fun Cards: 1985 Topps Traded Bo Diaz
Bo Diaz was a teammate of Pete Rose‘s in Philadelphia in ’82 and ’83. I wonder if Charlie Hustle pulled some strings to bring the catcher to Cincinnati? He had been an All-Star for Cleveland in 1981 and would make the squad again while with the Reds in 1987. It’s ironic that one of the guys traded for Diaz in 1985 was Alan Knicely, who was one of only two players pictured in a Reds uniform in the actual 1985 Topps Traded set.
Diaz passed away in November, 1990, while adjusted a satellite dish on his roof. He was only 37 years old.