Concepcion to have his number retired by Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) - Shortstop Davey Concepcion, who was the Big
Red Machine's infield anchor and one of the best defensive players
of his time, will have his Number 13 jersey retired by the
Concepcion played for the Reds from 1970 through 1988, winning
five Gold Gloves and nine All-Star honors.
The Reds will formally retire his number before a July 28th game
against the Chicago Cubs.
No one has worn Concepcion's number since he retired. Only three
others have worn No. 13 for Cincinnati - Eddie Miller in 1946,
Eddie Pellagrini in 1952 and 1953, and coach Ray Shore in 1966 and
Concepcion is the ninth player or manager to have his number
retired by the Reds. His Number 13 will be displayed behind home
plate at Great American Ball Park along with the other retired
numbers - manager Fred Hutchinson's Number 1, Johnny Bench's Number
5, Joe Morgan's Number 8, manager Sparky Anderson's Number 10, Ted
Kluszewski's (kluh-ZEW'-skee'z) Number 18, Frank Robinson's Number
20 and Tony Perez's Number 24.
The Reds also display Jackie Robinson's Number 42, which was
retired by baseball on the 50th anniversary of him breaking the
sport's color barrier.