Cincinnati Reds had thier share of Hall of Famers including Tony Perez.

A native of Cuba, Perez left a job in a Havana sugar cane factory when he signed a minor league contract with the Reds in 1960. “I ate chicken for a week one time,” Perez said. “It was the only word I knew – chicken, chicken, chicken.”

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Frank Robinson from 1956 to his rise into the Hall of Fame

I always slid hard. I wanted infielders to have that instant’s hesitation about coming across the bag at second or about standing in there awaiting a throw to make a tag. There are only 27 outs in a ballgame, and it was my job to save one for my team every time I possibly could.”

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Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval – The Beginning

Sandoval was born in Venezuela. He grew up an avid baseball fan, playing the game with his older brother and following the careers of Omar Vizquel and Andrés Galarraga. In 2002, Sandoval was signed by the San Francisco Giants. He worked his way through the minor leagues and debuted with the Giants in 2008, batting .345 in 41 games.

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Duke Snider an all American kid who was magic with a bat.

Edwin Donald Snider was called Duke his entire life. He got the nickname from his parents as a young boy because of the way he strutted around like he was royalty. On the baseball field, Duke was royalty. He gracefully patrolled centerfield in Brooklyn and was one of the most prolific power hitters of the 1950s, as he hit more home runs and had more RBI in the decade than any other player.

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