Happy Reds birthday, Dave Concepcion!


June 17, 1948

Zack Cozart is having a career year, and it seems that he will be one of the Reds’ representatives at this year’s All-Star game (maybe even as a starter!), but he has quite a bit of catching up to do if he wants to be considered among the best shortstops in Cincinnati history. Consider these names: Roy McMillan, Leo Cardenas, Dave Concepcion, Barry Larkin. Only one is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but Concepcion has a borderline case. So what if he was the fifth-best player on his team? Look at who was ahead of him: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez! It isn’t difficult to pale in comparison to those names.

As an aside, how awesome is that “Perma-Graphics All-Star” card? I love oddballs!


About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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