Five-tooler Pinson on Veterans' ballot
Gold Glover and two-time All-Star making bid for Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI -- In the 1960s, center fielder Vada Pinson seemed to do it all for the Reds and was one of the great players of the decade.Pinson, a consummate five-tool player, could hit for average and power, catch and throw and he was speedy. Those skills resulted in 2,757 hits, 256 home runs, 1,170 RBIs, 1,366 runs and a .286 lifetime batting average over 18 seasons.
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