Getting to know Reds pitcher Rob Dibble.
Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 220.
Hometown: Bridgeport, Conn.
Best season: In 1991, as the Reds' closer, he was 3-5 with a 3.17 ERA and 31 saves, with 124 strikeouts in 82 innings.
1993 season: 1-4, 6.48 ERA, 19 saves in 45 appearances, 49 strikeouts in 41 innings. Had surgery April 24 to insert a plate into the his left forearm after fracturing the ulnar bone April 21 while tagging out the Pirates' Kevin Young on a play at the plate. Also sprained his right ankle. Was on disabled list April 22-May 28.
Personal: He and wife Joanne have two children Ashley, 4, and Ryan, 1. They live in Cincinnati.
A baseball player I'd pay to see play is: Ty Cobb, because he was a mean and nasty player.
A singer/actor I'd stand in line to meet is: Country singer Lorrie Morgan.
If I wasn't a baseball player I'd probably be: A police officer.
My favorite place to eat around here is: Farmer John's Red Barn in Lakeland. Best steaks I've ever eaten. They throw in a little garlic with them, and they've got real mashed potatoes and gravy to go with it.
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