Tuesday, June 26, 2012
26s On The 26th
Original Padre Ollie Brown and Chris Krug both wore 26 in 1969. Brown continued to wear it from '70 through '72. Bob Barton had it in '74 and it's what Rich Folkers had in '75 and '76 as he was throwing up in the bullpen. Journeyman slugger Dave Kingman got it in '77, followed by Don Reynolds in '78 and '79. Current Reds broadcaster Chris Welch wore 26 as a Friar from 1981 through '83 and Ed Wojna had it from '85 through '87. Derek Lilliquist was next in '90 and '91, succeeded by Archi Cianfrocco who wore it from '93 through switching to 29 midway through the '95 season. Eventual NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams also donned it in '95. Terry Shumpert had it in '97 and Scott Sanders and Don Wengert both had it in '98. The late Mike Darr held it down from '99 through Spring Training of '02. Apparently enough time had passed for the team to issue it to Doug Brocail for his second stint in San Diego in '06 and '07. Justin Huber and Colt Morton rocked it in '08 as did Cesar Carrillo and Jose Lobaton in '09. Dustin Moseley assumed it last year and also wore it in his one start this season.