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The Midnight Toker

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I remember Pedro Borbon, reliever for The Big Red Machine in the '70s....


He was called The Dominican Dracula by the Pirates play by play guy.

His reputation for using his teeth in brawls was cemented during a bench-clearer between the Pirates and Reds in a July 14, 1974, doubleheader. What started when Reds pitcher pitcher Jack Billingham plunked Pirates hurler Bruce Kison, became complete chaos with punches thrown and landed. Bucs pitcher Daryl Patterson made the mistake of pushing Borbon aside, as Pedro pulled Patterson’s hair and dug into the back of his neck with, yes, his teeth. Following the altercation, Patterson had to get a tetanus shot.

The next time Borbon appeared out of the bullpen, Pirates radio broadcaster Bob Prince announced, “Dracula is on!”

“The public address announcer in Pittsburgh announced me as the Dominican Dracula,” Borbon said. “I didn’t like that much. I just got overexcited.”

(In response to this post by WinningLeadership)

Posted: 07/24/2021 at 6:28PM



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