Yesterday was all about the homer, with five of the six cards featuring a home run highlight. Today we get to see some more pitching prowess from the Reds of the past. First though, we’ll start off with a home run…
Ted Kluszewski launched a home run that represented the Reds’ sole run in a loss to the Cubs. Not really noteworthy, but it’s Big Klu.
Jim O’Toole is one of the best pitchers in Reds history. In 1961 he held the Cubs to four hits on Opening Day.
For a light-hitting shortstop, Dave Concepcion had some pretty big hits, including a grand slam against the Braves in 1979.
We will end the post with one of the most underrated pitchers in the 1990s, Jose Rijo.
The best team-specific museum in the world is hosting Fan Appreciation Day this coming Saturday, featuring discounts on admission, door prizes, and free autographs. There are also activities for kids who attend. The autograph schedule is below; visit the Reds Hall of Fame for more information on all activities.
Former Reds pitcher Joe Price signed and returned all three cards I sent to him. The cards were mailed to Price on Monday, and they came back today…wow! What a fantastic turnaround time! Four days!
I love the look of signatures on these cards…Donruss photos can be a little dark, but the design is iconic to me.