April 10, 1970: Don Gullett makes his major league debut withÃ‚Â 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, although the Reds lose 4-3, ot the Giants in San Francisco.
A standout in football, basketball, and baseball at McKell High School in Kentucky. Gullett was 19 when he made his first appearance. His only previous pro experienceÃ‚Â was 11 games for Sioux Falls in the Northern League. Gullett is the last teenager to play for the Reds. The youngest player since 1970 is Rosario Rodriguez, who was 55 days past his 20th birthday when he pitched for the Reds in 1989.
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