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The Cincinnati Reds made the World Series in 1961, where they lost to the New York Yankees. It was the first time they made it to the show since winning the World Series in 1940. This was before the development of the Big Red Machine teams of the late 1960s and 1970s. Former NL and AL MVP Frank Robinson was the best offensive player on that team, but one of the better players on the Reds during that decade was Vada Pinson. Pinson was a very good left hand hitting and throwing center fielder who really put up some solid numbers during his time with the Reds. Over the course of the past couple weeks, I have mentioned players who I think should be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. I have mentioned Al Oliver, Ted Simmons and Alan Trammell among those who are among those I support that are no longer eligible. Pinson signed with the Reds in 1956 and was up by 1958. Pinson burst on the scene in 1959, with a solid combination of power, speed and defense. If it wasn’t for the emergence of Gia...
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