Here’s an interesting item for all you mid-80s Reds fans. It was purportedly used by one of the more under-appreciated members of those terrible Reds teams, Eddie Milner – a 21st round draft pick, by the way.

5 Responses

  1. Heath

    Eddie did a fine job, he had a problem of trying to steal first base…..

  2. Brian B.

    He may also have had a little problem back then with the thick white line on the way to first base.

    I was a big Eddie fan and still am. He always played hard and had the talent to go with it. I caught a game on ESPN Classic a couple years ago (it might have been the Pete Rose 4192 game, but I seem to remember it was a random game) where Milner made a catch at full speed slamming into the center field wall. It reminded me of how solid he was. And I can’t believe I’m saying this about a career .253 hitter.

  3. Brian Erts

    Bill James said that Milner was one of the best fielding CF of that era. Maybe even all time worthy as a fielder.

  4. Eddie

    Milner was my favorite Red growing up.

  5. Eric

    Didn’t Milner have drug problems as well? That probably contributed to the short career…