Baseball — Cincinnati Reds

Orlando Cabrera

Posted by PastPros Staff on

Orlando Cabrera

BIOGRAPHY Orlando Luis Cabrera, nicknamed "O-Cab" and "The OC", (born November 2, 1974) is a Colombian-American former baseball infielder.He won a World Series championship in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox. He has played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants. Cabrera is the younger brother of former major leaguer Jolbert Cabrera.Cabrera won the Gold Glove Award in 2001 and in 2007. He announced his retirement before the 2012 season.Baseball careerMontreal Expos (1997–2004) In 2003, Orlando finished second among the league shortstops in...

Read more →

Jolbert Cabrera

Posted by PastPros Staff on

Jolbert Cabrera

BIOGRAPHY Jolbert Alexis Cabrera (born December 8, 1972) is a Colombian former utility player. Previously, he played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1998–2002), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002–2003), Seattle Mariners (2004), and Cincinnati Reds (2008). Cabrera hits and throws right-handed. He is the older brother of former shortstop Orlando Cabrera. The two played together during the 1997 season while members of the Ottawa Lynx, the Montreal Expos Triple-A affiliate.Cabrera made his major league debut with the Indians on April 12, 1998, in the only game he played that season. 2001 was Cabrera's best statistical season in Cleveland, as...

Read more →

Ruben Rivera

Posted by PastPros Staff on

Ruben Rivera

BIOGRAPHY Rubén Rivera Moreno (born November 14, 1973) is a Panamanian professional baseball player for the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League. He played Major League Baseball for five different teams, from 1995 to 2003. His cousin, Mariano Rivera, was the former long-time closer for the New York Yankees. With the Yankees, he won the 1996 World Series over the world champion Atlanta Braves.CareerNew York Yankees (1990–1997)Rivera was signed by the New York Yankees in 1990. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees in 1992 and his major league debut with the Yankees on September...

Read more →

Manny Trillo

Posted by PastPros Staff on

Manny Trillo

BIOGRAPHY Jesús Manuel Marcano Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed 'Indio', is a Venezuelan former second baseman who played in Major League Baseball from 1973 through 1989. In a 17-season career, he played for the Oakland Athletics (1973–1974), Chicago Cubs (1975–1978, 1986–1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1979–1982), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984–1985) and the Cincinnati Reds (1989). He was known as one of the best fielding second basemen of his era with a strong throwing arm.Major league careerOriginally signed as a catcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968, Trillo was converted into a third baseman by...

Read more →

Ross Grimsley

Posted by PastPros Staff on

Ross Grimsley

BIOGRAPHY Ross Albert Grimsley II (born January 7, 1950) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1971–73), Baltimore Orioles (1974–77 and 1982), Montreal Expos (1978–80) and Cleveland Indians (1980). His father, Ross Sr., pitched for the 1951 Chicago White Sox. Early lifeRoss was the son of Ross Sr., who pitched for the 1951 Chicago White Sox, and his wife Judy (Robinson) Grimsley. Ross Sr., a World War II veteran, had a long minor-league playing career.The younger Ross Grimsley was a 1969 graduate of Frayser High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was...

Read more →