View Full Version : OT: Pedro Borbon passes

06-05-2012, 07:36 AM
Pedro *Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the Big Red Machine win back-to-back World Series titles, died of cancer Monday. He was 65.

Mr. Borbon had been in hospice care at his home in Pharr, Texas, according to his son *Pedro. Mr. Borbon requested to be cremated without a memorial service, his son said.

Mr. Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnatiís 1975-76 championship teams, winning 13 games during those two seasons. He also pitched for the Angels, Giants, and Cardinals. In 2010, he *became the third reliever to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.

Borbon was one of those guys I always remember for a variety of reasons. He was the mainstay in a very good bullpen that sort of rotated closers. I remember Marty referring to him as a "rubber arm." Seemed like he pitched every night.

06-05-2012, 08:29 AM
From wiki...
"Borbon was referenced in a joke in the movie Airplane! As Ted Striker's inner-dialogue is heard echoing in his mind, it resembles a stadium public address announcement, and he is heard thinking "Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...Manny Mota...Mota...Mota" (though Mota and Borbon never actually played on the same team)." Always a classic.

Top notch pitcher on some great teams.