Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Player Profile: Pedro Borbon

I have three cards of Pedro Borbon. This one is from 1978 Topps.

Playing career: Pedro Borbon was a key member of the bullpen of the Big Red Machine. A member of the Reds for twelve of his fourteen MLB seasons, Borbon went 69-39 with 80 saves and a 3.52 ERA in 593 games. He was excellent in the postseason, going 1-1 with 3 saves and a 2.42 ERA in 20 games.

Post-playing career: Borbon stayed active in baseball as a coach for a number of years. He died of cancer in 2012.

My memories: Before my time. Only know him from his card.

Interesting facts: His son, Pedro Borbon Jr., also pitched in the major leagues.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fifth when you type Pedro B, between Pedro Barros, a skater, and Pedro Brieger, a sociology professor at the University of Buenos Aires. There do not appear to be any other prominent Pedro Borbons.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Pedro Borbon Jr.

1 comment:

  1. Mets fans know Borbon from the Harrelson/Rose fight in the '73 playoffs. He's the guy who took a bite out of Buzz Capra's Mets cap. Classic.