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Vada Pinson


From the "This Great Game" card back: When he was a kid, Vada wanted to be a jazz musician. With his deft paths to the ball in the outfield and his graceful manner on the base paths, in a way the Cincinnati star is still a musician. In 1959 he was an All-Star in his first full season for the Reds, batting .316 with 205 hits, 47 doubles, 131 runs, 20 homers, and 21 stolen bases. With numbers like that, Pinson will make a name for himself in the National League quickly, where he is teammates with Frank Robinson, who was once his outfield mate in high school in northern California.


Birth Date: August 11, 1938
Birth Location: Memphis, TN
Death Date: October 21, 1995
Death Location: Oakland CA, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: April 15, 1958
Final Game Date: September 28, 1975
Years Played: 18
Games Played: 2,469
At Bats: 9,645
Runs: 1,365
Hits: 2,757
Doubles: 485
Triples: 127
Home Runs: 256
RBIs: 1,169
Stolen Bases: 305
Base on Balls: 574
Batting Average: 0.286
Position: Center Fielder

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