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Pedro Borbon
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Baseball Player
    (November 2, 1946-June 4, 2012)
    Born in Sant Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic
    Relief pitcher for the California Angels (1969), Cincinnati Reds (1970-79), San Francisco Giants (1979) and St. Louis Cardinals (1980)
    69-39 win-loss record
    3.52 ERA
    80 saves
    Inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (2010)
    Mentioned in 'Airplane!' when Ted Striker's thoughts start to echo in his head: 'Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon, Manny Mota... Mota... Mota'
    On one of his baseball cards, cockfighting is listed as one of his hobbies.
    During an on-field brawl, he bit Pirates pitcher Daryl Patterson, who needed a tetanus shot (1974).
    He allegedly placed a voodoo curse on the Reds after they traded him to the Padres, but later said that it was a hoax.
    He briefly rejoined the Reds for two spring training games during a labor dispute that had produced a lockout of MLB players (1995).
    Despite what those lying bastards from 'Airplane!' want you to believe, Manny Mota never pinch hit for him, since they were never on the same team.
    He was in integral part of the 'Big Red Machine' that won back to back World Series (1975-76).
    Fellow Red Tony Perez said, 'He may have been the most critical part of that great bullpen.... He could pitch every night. And he wasn't intimidated by anything.'
    He holds a Reds club record with 531 appearances as a pitcher.
    He was so durable that the Reds' trainer said the only time he saw Borbon was when he borrowed the trainer's scissors to give other players haircuts.
    His son said about his mention in 'Airplane!,' 'A lot of people remember him by that. He liked that.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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