Vada Pinson


February 26, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz


Center fielder, 1958-1968. Inducted 1977.

Two-time All-Star, one-time Gold Glove winner.  Led the league in doubles twice, triples twice, and hits twice.  In the Reds’ pennant winning 1961 season, had the second best batting average in the league and came in third in the MVP voting.  Over his career, hit over 250 home runs and stole over 300 bases.

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  1. […] manager part way through the 1959 season.  He managed future Reds HOFers including Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, and Jim Maloney, and helped turn a perennial losing team around.  In 1961, his Reds won the […]

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