Vada Edward Pinson
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: August 11, 1938 in Memphis, TN
High School: McClymonds HS (Oakland, CA) by the Signed Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1956.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 19)
vs. PHI 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Reds/Indians/Angels/Royals/Redlegs/... 1958-1975 Final Game: September 28, 1975 (Age 37)
vs. TEX 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 21, 1995 in Oakland, CA Buried: Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, CA
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News -- September 2013
9/15 Billy-Ball.com: The Shin-Soo Choo Report: Shin-Soo Choo scored three times in the Reds’ 7-3 win at Milwaukee. Choo is the third player this season to have scored ... News -- August 2013
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4/15 Not in the Hall of Fame: 78. Vada Pinson: The start of Vada Pinson’s career showed promise of a Hall of Fame career as he was a five tool baseball player. So just how ... News -- February 2013
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12/31 Blog Red Machine: Cincinnati Reds All-Decade Team: The 1950s: It is difficult sifting through the record books and shaking it all out and creating an All-Star team for any franchise and/or ...
12/29 Blog Red Machine: Top 25 Reds’ Position Players of All-Time: End of Year Countdown (Part 3 – 15-11): Whenever someone creates a “Best Of” list or a “Greatest” something or other in rank order, it always ...
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7/13 WasWatching: WAR Greater Than 4.0 In Age 20 Season (Min. 250 PA): I wonder what Trout’s final mark will be when the season is over? Rk Player WAR/pos PA Year Age Tm G R H 2B HR RBI BA OBP ...
7/12 Rising Apple: This Date in Mets History: 1964 – Mets Sweep a Shea Twin Bill for 1st Time Ever, 1-0 and 5-1, over Reds: The 1964 New York Mets are an improving team, if not a good one. The 1st team to play in William A. Shea Muni**** Stadium, they ...
7/6 Kings of Kauffman: All-Star Edition of the Kansas City Baseball Vault with George Brett, Toby Cook, Bob Kendrick and Bud Daley: Download the full mp3 here or listen in the embedded player above. We’re all gearing up for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, ... News -- June 2012
6/17 The Writer's Journey: Before The Machine by Mark J. Schmetzer (2011): Before The Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Cincinnati Reds by Mark J. Schmetzer Clerisy Press, 2011 280 pages When ...
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4/20 Tyler's Think Tank: MLB All Decade Team 1960s: This team is so stacked that I had to leave out Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Roberto Clemente, Carl Yastrzemski, ... News -- March 2012
3/19 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards: 2012 Topps Billy Hatcher: How awesome would it be if coaches received individual cards? I remember Vada Pinson being included in the 1982 Donruss set as ... News -- February 2012
2/23 WasWatching: 3+ Seasons Of 10+ 2B, 3B, HR & SB: It’s a small list - Rk Yrs From To Age 1 Jimmy Rollins 5 2001 2007 22-28 Ind. Seasons 2 Goose Goslin 5 1924 1930 23-29 ...
2/8 High Heat Stats: Famous flameouts: Here are players who posted a very strong 1st or 2nd season (specifically they had to be among the 172 guys since 1901 to qualify ... News -- January 2012
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8/18 B-R Blog: Random recap for Wednesday: Stanton a HR champ at 21?: -- Mike Stanton homered for the 4th straight game and is 2nd in the NL with 29 HRs, one behind Albert Pujols. The youngest modern ...
8/3 B-R Blog: ROE 140+ Times Since 1919: Since 1919, how many players have reached base on an error 140 or more times in their career? Here is the list - Rk Player #Matching ... News -- July 2011
7/16 B-R Blog: Stanton’s power: With a pair of home runs off Carlos Zambrano Saturday at Wrigley Field, Mike Stanton now has 42 HRs in his first 188 career games ...
7/12 B-R Blog: 9+ Games Of aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5: Fooling around with Play Index, I asked it show me players with the most games where: aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5 ... News -- May 2011
5/28 The Writer's Journey: Gypsy Queen – Vada Pinson: My first exposure to Vada Pinson was on a 1982 Donruss card, depicting him as a coach for the Chicago White Sox. Pinson had a ...
5/9 B-R Blog: 3+ Seasons With 700+ PA & OPS+ >= 100: How many players have 3+ seasons of 700+ PA with an OPS+ of 100 or better? Here's the list: Rk Yrs From To Age 1 Pete Rose ... News -- March 2011
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