Happy Reds birthday, Kent Tekulve!

Kent Tekulve Teke

March 5, 1947

You can’t get cooler than Kent Tekulve, so don’t even try. He rocked those specs and the sidearm like no one else. The bulk of his career was played in Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh for just over 11 years and Philadelphia for four; Tekulve signed on with the Reds for the 1989 season and appeared in 37 games for Cincinnati before retiring. Six BBWAA voters named Tekulve on their Hall of Fame ballot in 1995; his teammate Mike Schmidt was the only player inducted via the writers that year, though five others would eventually get the nod from the BBWAA.

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