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Robert Keith Dibble
(Nasty Boy or Officer)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Rob Dibble was signed as a 1st round pick in the secondary phase of the 1983 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds and scout Mickey White.

Along with Randy Myers and Norm Charlton, Dibble was part of the Reds' "Nasty Boys" bullpen trio in 1990 and 1991. A broken bone in his left forearm lost him 5 weeks of the 1993 season. He threw a fastball that sometimes reached 100 miles per hour and a slider that came in at around 90 miles per hour. In 1989, he set a major league record by averaging 12.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

He later worked on the "Best Damn Sports Show" on Fox-TV as well as hosting an afternoon talk show with Kevin Kennedy on XM Satellite Radio Channel 175. He also served as a color analyst for Washington Nationals broadcasts on MASN television Network in Washington, DC. He was fired in August 2010 when he said on air that super prospect Stephen Strasburg should just "suck it up" when he complained about elbow pain; it turned out, of course, that the issue was serious and that the young star needed Tommy John surgery. In June of 2012, Dibble was named head coach of Calabasas High School located north of Los Angeles, CA in the San Fernando Valley.

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Dibble holds the single-season record for saves by a player who did not lead his team. In 1992 he saved 25 games for the Reds, while Norm Charlton saved 26.

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Rick Sorci: "Baseball Profile: Relief Pitcher Rob Dibble", Baseball Digest, April 1993, p. 77. [1]

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