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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 11

Cincinnati Reds great Vada Pinson was born in Memphis Tennessee on this date in 1938.
 1968 Topps #90
My banged up card from 1968, BTW

Pinson's outstanding stats:
2757 Career Hits
30 doubles in season: 7 (1959-1963, 1965-1966)
20 doubles in 14 consecutive seasons (1959-1972)
10-triple seasons: 5 (1960,1963-1965, 1967)
1957 MVP California League Visalia Redlegs
2-time NL All-Star (1959 & 1960)
NL Gold Glove Winner (1961)
2-time NL At Bats Leader (1959 & 1960)
NL Runs Scored Leader (1959)
2-time NL Hits Leader (1961 & 1963)
NL Singles Leader (1961)
2-time NL Doubles Leader (1959 & 1960)
2-time NL Triples Leader (1963 & 1967)
20-Home Run Seasons: 7 (1959, 1960, 1962-1965 & 1970)
100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1962 & 1963)
100 Runs Scored Seasons: 4 (1959-1962)
200 Hits Seasons: 4 (1959, 1961, 1963 & 1965)
Lou Brock, Curt Flood and Vada Pinson

If you had a Hall of Fame vote would you give it to Vada Pinson?

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