"Now pinch-hitting for Pedro Borbon..."
An integral member of the Big Red Machine, perhaps the greatest ballclub every assembled, has died for the second and final time. No pitcher made more appearances from 1970-1978, an accomplishment even more impressive in light of how the game has evolved. A rock in the bullpen, Borbon gave the Redlegs the necessary stability to win three pennants. Pedro Borbon was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (one of the finest in baseball) in 2010. His death, while unfortunate as all deaths are, gives Reds' fans and baseball fans alike an opportunity to remember the accomplishments of a great career in our greatest game. Borbon's numbers will never be erased, and better yet, he lives forever in more memories than most can dare to dream.