Friday, August 7, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 41 - John Roper

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... John Roper

Born: November 21, 1971, Soutern Pines, North Carolina
Signed: 1990, by the Reds
Debut: 1993, with the Reds
Reds Stats: 3 season at SP, 34 games, 32 starts, 180 IP, 111 K's, 5.23 ERA, 8-7 record, 
Final Major League Season: 1995, with the Giants

Started 15 games for the Reds in 1993 and 15 more in 1994.
All but 1 inning of MLB career work was with the Reds. He pitched that inning in relief for the Giants.
After his MLB career was over, he spent 5 years playing for the independent Nashua Pride, for whom he would eventually coach.

Number of cards: 76
Number of cards as a Red: 75
Number of cards in my collection: 48 (64%)

Go Reds.

1 comment:

  1. I remember meeting John Roper when I was a kid. He was signing autographs at Towne Mall in Middletown and I got him to autograph a '94 Pinnacle card.