Friday, March 27, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 20 - Ted Uhlaender

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... Ted Uhlaender

Born: October 21, 1939, Chicago Heights, Illinois
Signed: 1961 by the Twins
Debut: 1965 with the Twins
Reds Debut: 1972, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 1 season at OF, 73 games, 128 PA, 0 HR, 6 RBI, .159/.246/.186
Final Major League Season: 1972 with the Reds

Received AL MVP votes in 1968.
Played in the majors for the Twins, Indians, and Reds as well as in the minors with the White Sox.
Hit safely for the Reds in the 1972 NLCS and the 1972 World Series.
Led the AL in OF fielding percentage in 1967.
Father of Olympic skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender.
After his playing days, spent time as the Indians first base coach and then a scout for the Giants.

Number of cards: 42
Number of cards as a Red: 2
Number of cards in my collection:  1 (50%)

Go Reds.

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