Pedro Borbon (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1966) passed away at age 65
The Reds have announced Pedro Borbon has passed away at the age of 65. Borbon played 12 MLB seasons for the Angels, Reds, Giants and Cardinals between 1969 and 1980. He compiled a 69-39 record with 80 saves and a 3.52 E.R.A. in 593 career games. Borbon appeared in three World Series with the Cincinnati Reds earning rings in two of them (1975 and 1976). He was a key member of the Big Red Machine bullpen at the peak of their success and is the Reds career leader in appearances with 531. Borbon was elected into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2010.
Pedro Borbon made his professional debut in 1966 with the Cedar Rapids Cardinals. He posted a 6-1 record with a 1.96 E.R.A. in 38 games. The team finished 81-40 in 1st place during the regular season under manager Ron Plaza. The Cedar Rapids Cardinals fell to Fox Cities 2 games to 1 in the Championship Series.
His son Pedro Borbon, Jr. served as the Cedar Rapids Kernels pitching coach at the start of the 2007 season.