Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds - Part 40: Fred Norman

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... Fred Norman

Born: August 20, 1942, San Antonio, Texas
Signed: 1961, by the Athletics
Debut: 1962, with the Royals
Reds Debut: 1973, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 7 season at SP, 231 games, 196 starts, 1315 IP, 864 K's, 3.43 ERA, 85-64 record
Final Major League Season: 1980, with the Expos

His 16 major league seasons were spent with the Athletics, Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals, Padres, Reds, and Expos.
Started 2 World Series games and 2 NLCS games for the Reds during their championship years.
Had seven straight double-digit win seasons for Cincy.
Finished 6th in Cy Young voting in 1973.
Committed zero errors over 33 starts in 1976.
Career ERA of 3.64 and acquired over 100 wins.

Number of cards: 48
Number of cards as a Red: 19
Number of cards in my collection: 11 (58%)

Go Reds.

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