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Pedro Borbon
Birth: Dec. 2, 1946
Valverde, Dominican Republic
Death: Jun. 4, 2012
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

Major League Baseball Player. For twelve seasons (1969 to 1980), he was a relief pitcher with the California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Pedro (Rodriguez) Borbon, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 1964. He ended up with the Angels' organization and marked his Major League debut with California on April 9th, 1969; he pitched in 22 games that year and recorded 2 wins. He was acquired by Cincinnati in that off-season and during his years with the Reds (1970 to 1978), he became a significant contributor to their back-to-back World Championships (1975 and 1976) with the squads nicknamed "The Big Red Machine". He pitched in 10 career World Series contests (1972, 1975 and 1976), totaling 11 innings with 5 strikeouts. In 593 regular season games, he compiled a 69 win 39 loss record with a 3.52 lifetime ERA in 1,026 innings pitched. Borbon became a part of pop culture, when his name was mentioned in a line from the film "Airplane" (1980). He remained active as a player within the Senior Professional Baseball Association and was inducted into to the Reds Hall of Fame in 2010. He was the father of Pedro Borbon, Jr. who became an accomplished Major League pitcher in his own right. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
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Pedro Borbon
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- JasmineFlower
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017
Happy 70th Birthday, Mr. Borbon. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with the national pastime. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of fans, young and old....(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 2, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Dec. 2, 2016
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