Baseball — Cincinnati Reds

Joe Oliver

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Joe Oliver

Biography Joseph Melton Oliver (born July 24, 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager in minor league baseball. During his 19-year (1983–2001) playing career, he threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg). Playing career Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1983 MLB Amateur Draft, Oliver would make his Major League Baseball debut with Cincinnati on July 15, 1989, and appear in his final game on October 6, 2001. Oliver was a member of the Reds team that...

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Jeff Russell

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Jeff Russell

Biography Jeffrey Lee Russell (born September 2, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played 14 years from 1983 to 1996. Russell played for the Cincinnati Reds of the National League and the Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, all of the American League. He began his career as a starting pitcher with the Reds and Rangers, but was later converted into a closer. A two-time American League All-Star in 1988 and 1989, Russell finished his Major League career with 186 career saves. In 1989, as a member of the Rangers, he led the...

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Hector Cruz

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Hector Cruz

Biography Héctor Louis Cruz Dilan (born April 2, 1953) is a former outfielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball. Listed at 5' 11", 170 lb., he batted and threw right-handed. Born in Arroyo, Cruz came from a distinguished baseball family of Puerto Rico. He is the younger brother of former major leaguers José and Tommy Cruz, while his nephew José Jr. also played in the majors. Cruz played in the Cardinals minor league system from 1970 through 1973. He debuted with the big team in September 1973, but was demoted to the minors again the following year. He returned...

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Glenn Braggs

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Glenn Braggs

Biography Glenn Erick Braggs (born October 17, 1962 in San Bernardino, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. Braggs was a member of the Cincinnati Reds team that defeated the Oakland Athletics in the 1990 World Series. He is an alumnus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft, Braggs made his major league debut with the Brewers on July 18, 1986. Starting in left field and batting fifth, Braggs went 1-4 in a 6-1 road loss to the Oakland Athletics....

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Geronimo Berroa

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Geronimo Berroa

Biography Gerónimo Emiliano Berroa (born March 18, 1965) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played for nine Major League Baseball teams from 1989 to 2000, and also played one season in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2002. Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1983, he worked his way through the minor leagues. After the 1988 season, he was picked up by the Atlanta Braves in the rule 5 draft. He made his major league debut on April 5, 1989. He spent 1989 and a small amount of 1990 with the Braves, and spend...

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