Sunday, April 19, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 25 - Joe Nolan

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... Joe Nolan

Born: May 12, 1951, St. Louis, Missouri
Drafted: 1969 by the Mets
Debut: 1972 with the Mets
Reds Debut: 1980, acquired via free agency

Reds Stats: 2 seasons at catcher, 134 games, 440 PA, 4 HR, 50 RBI, .310/.364/.410
Final Major League Season: 1985 with the Orioles

His 11 season career saw time with the Mets, Braves, Reds, and Orioles.
Member of the Orioles' 1983 World Series team.
Led NL in fielding percentage as a catcher in 1981, the year he replaced Johnny Bench as the Reds' full-time catcher.
"How would I like to be remembered? Cal Ripken said it best: 'Just being remembered is enough.'"

Number of cards: 34
Number of cards as a Red: 8
Number of cards in my collection:  7 (88%)

Go Reds.

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