Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 1 - Stan Palys

Thought I'd start a new running theme, because I enjoy neglecting my research work. 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... Stan Palys
Born: May 1, 1930
Signed: 1950 by the Phillies
Debut: 1953 with the Phillies
Reds Debut: 1955, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 2 seasons as LF/RF, 119 games, 366 PA, 9 HR, 35 RBI, .229/.277/.378
Last Major League Season: 1956, with Cincinnati

Ultimately lost his left-fielding job on the Reds in 1957 to some hot young rookie you may have heard of: Frank Robinson.
Played another decade of organized baseball after 1956, both in the minor leagues and in Japan.
Was the first American player ever to have his contract purchased by a Japanese Team.

Number of cards: 5 (though one is a postcard and one is from old newspapers)
Number of cards as a Red: 5
Number of cards in my collection: 1 (20%)


  1. That's a really cool idea! Mind If I do something similar?

    1. There can never be too much baseball/baseball card info out there, brother. You do what you gotta do.

  2. Good idea for a post. Interesting