Saturday, February 20, 2016

Get To Know Your Reds - Part 48: Merv Rettenmund

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,916 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2015 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Merv Rettenmund

1975 O-Pee-Chee #369 Merv Rettenmund Front

Born: June 6, 1943, Flint, Michigan
Signed: 1964, by the Orioles
Debut: 1968, with the Orioles
Reds Debut: 1974
Reds Stats: 173 games at OF over 2 seasons, 478 PA, 8 HR, 47 RBI, .227 BA
Last Game: 1980, with the Angels

1976 O-Pee-Chee #283 Merv Rettenmund Front

Played for the Orioles, Reds, Padres, and Angels
Finished 19th in MVP voting in 1971
Had appearances in the 1971 World Series win for the Orioles and the 1975 World Series win for the Reds.
Served as a hitting coach for the Rangers, A's, Padres, Braves, and Tigers (won World Series in 1989 with the A's)

1976 SSPC #46 Merv Rettenmund Front

Number of cards: 81
Number of cards as a Red: 8
Number of cards in my collection: 6 (75%)

1974 Topps Traded #585T Merv Rettenmund Front
Go Reds

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