Friday, April 24, 2015

Rookie Parade: 1985-1989

Continuing new running theme where we check out some Reds rookie cards. Here are the rookie card rules. 1) The player must have played his first major league game with the Reds. 2) The card must have been issued after the player debuted in the majors, whether it be issued late in the debut year or any time the year after. None of this Bowman first year stuff. None of this multiple rookie year stuff. I'm gonna list every player who got his first major league appearance with the Reds and pray that I have his RC.

I'm doing this in groups of a few years every few days. So it should take me about a decade to finish. Rookie year stats are given. Let's roll.
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1985 Rookies

Bob Buchanan (no RC) - 14 games, 16 IP, 3 K, 8.44 ERA, 1-0 record

Rob Murphy (no RC) - 2 games, 3 IP, 1 K, 6.00 ERA, 0-0 record

Paul O'Neill - 5 games, 12 PA, 0 HR, 1 RBI, .333 BA

Tom Runnells - 28 games, 42 PA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .200 BA
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1986 Rookies

Kal Daniels - 74 games, 207 PA, 6 HR, 23 RBI, .320 BA

Tracy Jones - 46 games, 96 PA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .349 BA

Bill Landrum (no RC in hand) - 10 games, 13.1 IP, 14 K, 6.75 ERA 0-0 record

Barry Larkin - 41 games, 169 PA, 3 HR, 19 RBI, .283 BA

Kurt Stillwell - 104 games, 315 PA, 0 HR, 26 RBI, .229 BA

Scott Terry - 28 games, 55.2 IP, 32 K, 6.14 ERA, 1-2 record
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1987 Rookies

Leo Garcia (no RC) - 31 games, 35 PA, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .200 BA

Lloyd McClendon - 45 games, 77 PA, 2 HR, 13 RBI, .208 BA

Terry McGriff - 34 games, 97 PA, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .225 BA

Jeff Montgomery - 14 games, 19.1 IP, 13 K, 6.52 ERA. 2-2 record

Pat Pacillo - 12 games, 39.2 IP, 23 K, 6.13 ERA, 3-3 record

Jeff Treadway - 23 games, 90 PA, 2 HR, 4 RBI, .333 BA
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1988 Rookies

Jack Armstrong - 14 games, 65.1 IP, 45 K, 5.79 ERA, 4-7 record

Keith Brown - 4 games, 16.1 IP, 6 K, 2.76 ERA, 2-1 record

Marty Brown - 10 games, 17 PA, 0 HR, 2 RBI, .188 BA

Norm Charlton - 10 games, 61.1 IP, 39 K, 3.96 ERA, 4-5 record

Rob Dibble - 37 games, 59.1 IP, 59 K, 1.82 ERA, 1-1 record

Jeff Gray (no RC) - 5 games, 9.1 IP, 5 K, 3.86 ERA, 0-0 record

Lenny Harris - 16 games, 51 PA, 0 HR, 8 RBI, .372 BA

Chris Sabo - 137 games, 582 PA, 11 HR, 44 RBI, .271 BA, Rookie of the Year

Van Snider - 11 games, 29 PA, 1 HR, 6 RBI, .214 BA
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1989 Rookies

Joe Oliver - 49 games, 161 PA, 3 HR, 23 RBI, .272 BA

Jeff Richardson - 53 games, 140 PA, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .168 BA

Rosario Rodriguez - 7 games, 4.1 IP, 0 K, 4.15 ERA, 1-1 record

Mike Roesler - 17 games, 25 IP, 14 K, 3.96 ERA, 0-1 record

Scott Scudder - 23 games, 100.1 IP, 66 K, 4.49 ERA, 4-9 record
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Go Reds

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 26 - Donnie Sadler

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Donnie Sadler


Born: June 17, 1975, Clifton, Texas
Drafted: 1994 by the Red Sox
Debut: 1998 with the Red Sox
Reds Debut: 2001, acquired via trade

Reds Stats: 1 seasons at 2B/SS/OF, 39 games, 95 PA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .202/.280/.274
Final Major League Season: 2007 with the Diamondbacks



His 8 season career saw time with the Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Rangers, and Diamondbacks, as well as a minor league stint with the White Sox and a spring training contract with the Brewers.
Has a cousing, Ray Sadler, who played for the Pirates.

Midwest League All-Star.
Current hitting coach for the Phillies.

Number of cards: 134
Number of cards as a Red: 7 (all 2001 Topps variants)
Number of cards in my collection:  1 (14%)

Go Reds.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rookie Parade: 1990-1994

Continuing the new running theme where we check out some Reds rookie cards. Here are the rookie card rules. 1) The player must have played his first major league game with the Reds. 2) The card must have been issued after the player debuted in the majors, whether it be issued late in the debut year or any time the year after. None of this Bowman first year stuff. None of this multiple rookie year stuff. I'm gonna list every player who got his first major league appearance with the Reds and pray that I have his RC.

I'm doing this in groups of a few years every few days. So it should take me about a decade to finish. Rookie year stats are given. Let's roll.
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1990 Rookies

Kip Gross - 5 games, 6.1 IP, 3 K, 4.26 ERA, 0-0 record

Chris Hammond - 3 games, 11.1 IP, 4 K, 6.35 ERA, 0-2 record

Tim Layana - 55 games, 80 IP, 53 K, 3.49 ERA, 5-3 record

Terry Lee - 12 games, 22 PA, 0 HR, 3 RBI, .211 BA

Gino Minutelli - 2 games, 1 IP, 0 K, 9.00 ERA, 0-0 record

Glenn Sutko - 1 game, 1 PA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .000 BA
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1991 Rookies

Freddie Benavides - 24 games, 67 PA, 0 HR, 3 RBI, .286 BA

Steve Foster - 11 games, 14 IP, 11 K, 1.93 ERA, 0-0 record

Milt Hill - 22 games, 33.1 IP, 20 K, 3.78 ERA, 1-1 record

Reggie Jefferson  (no Reds RC) - 5 games, 8 PA, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .143 BA

Chris Jones - 52 games, 92 PA, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .292 BA

Reggie Sanders - 9 games, 40 PA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .200 PA

Mo Sanford - 5 games, 28 IP, 31 K, 3.86 ERA, 1-2 record
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1992 Rookies

Bobby Ayala - 5 games, 29 IP, 23 K, 4.34 ERA, 2-1 record

Jeff Branson - 72 games, 123 PA, 0 HR, 15 RBI, .296 BA

Jacob Brumfeld - 24 games, 33 PA, 0 HR, 2 RBI, .133 BA

Tim Costo - 12 games, 42 PA, 0 HR, 2 RBI, .222 BA

Willie Greene - 29 games, 104 PA, 2 HR, 13 RBI, .269 BA

Cesar Hernandez - 34 games, 54 PA, 0 HR, 4 RBI, .275 BA

Tony Menendez - 3 games, 4.2 IP, 5 K, 1.93 ERA, 1-0 record

Tim Pugh - 7 games, 45.1 IP, 18 K, 2.58 ERA, 4-2 record

Dan Wilson - 12 games, 28 PA, 0 HR, 3 RBI, .360 BA
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1993 Rookies

Mike Anderson (no RC) - 3 games, 5.1 IP, 4 K, 18.56 ERA, 0-0 record

Chris Bushing (no RC) - 6 games, 4.1 IP, 3 K, 12.46 ERA, 0-0 record

Keith Gordon (no RC) - 3 games, 6 PA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .167 BA

Keith Kessinger - 11 games, 32 PA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .259 BA

Brian Koelling - 7 games, 16 PA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .067 BA

Larry Luebbers - 14 games, 77.1 IP, 38 K, 4.54 ERA, 2-5 record

Ross Powell - 9 games, 16.1 IP, 17 K, 4.41 ERA, 0-3 record

John Roper - 16 games, 80 IP, 54 K, 5.63 ERA, 2-5 record

Johnny Ruffin - 21 games, 37.2 IP, 30 K, 3.58 ERA, 2-1 record

Jerry Spradlin - 37 games, 49 IP, 24 K, 3.49 ERA, 2-1 record

Greg Tubbs (no RC) - 35 games, 59 PA, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .186 BA
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1994 Rookies

Hector Carrasco - 45 games, 56.1 IP, 41 K, 2.24 ERA, 6 saves, 5-6 record

Kevin Jarvis - 6 games, 17.2 IP, 10 K, 7.13 ERA, 1-1 record

Steve Pegues (no RC) - 18 games, 38 PA, 0 HR, 2 RBI, .361 BA
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Go Reds.