Sunday, March 13, 2016

Get To Know Your Reds - Part 50: Wily Mo Pena

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... Wily Mo Pena

Born: January 23, 1972, Valverde, Dominican Republic
Signed: 1998, by the Mets
Debut: 2002, with the Reds
Reds Stats: 302 games at OF over 4 seasons, 898 PA, 51 HR, 134 RBI, .248 BA
Last Game: 2011, with the Mariners

Signed by the Mets at age 16. Made professional debut in the Yankees Minors at 17.
Played in the majors with the Reds, Red Sox, Nationals, Diamondbacks, and Mariners.
Also suited up in the minors for the Yankees, Mets and Padres.
Player of the Week, 7/18/04.
Youngest player in the majors in 2002.
Currently playing for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.
Heads the MoPeace Foundation "Dedicated to Peace, Worldwide."

Number of cards: 725
Number of cards as a Red: 560
Number of cards in my collection: 63 (11%)

2004 Kahn's Cincinnati Reds #20 Wily Mo Pena Front

Go Reds

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