Phillies dump Brett Myers, Pedro Feliz

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have released pitcher Brett Myers and third baseman Pedro Feliz at the start of what could be an off-season roster overhaul.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Paul Bako had two hits, including a solo home run, Thursday to help Philadelphia post a 3-1 win over Colorado.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 7

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 (UPI) -- Paul Bako's second hit Saturday, a ninth-inning RBI single, boosted the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-7 victory against Pittsburgh.

MLB: Colorado 7, Cincinnati 6

DENVER, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe's RBI single capped a four-run seventh inning rally Saturday that gave the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Cincinnati 4, San Diego 3 (11 inn.)

CINCINNATI, July 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Keppinger doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Tuesday, delivering the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, Washington 2

CINCINNATI, July 5 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to boost the Cincinnati Reds over Washington 3-2.

MLB: Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, June 28 (UPI) -- Johnny Cueto held the Indians to five hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday when the Cincinnati Reds downed Cleveland 5-0.
MLB: Cincinnati 9, Florida 4

MLB: Cincinnati 9, Florida 4

MIAMI, June 9 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th MLB career home run Monday to spark the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-4 victory over Florida.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 24 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn hit a leadoff homer in the ninth Friday, boosting the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over San Diego.

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Florida 6 (10 inn.)

CINCINNATI, May 14 (UPI) -- Paul Janish's single in his major league debut drove in the winning run in the 10th Wednesday and Cincinnati, despite blowing a big lead, downed Florida 7-6.

MLB: Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 1

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Scott Hatteberg's three hits and three RBI keyed Cincinnati's 7-1 rout of the New York Mets and a double-header split at Shea Stadium.

MLB: Cincinnati 9, Chi. Cubs 0

CINCINNATI, May 7 (UPI) -- Joey Votto hit three of his team's seven home runs Wednesday as the Cincinnati Reds clubbed the Chicago Cubs 9-0.

MLB: Cincinnati 10, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips hit two solo home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, who erupted for six runs in the top of the first inning Sunday and routed San Francisco 10-1.

MLB: Cincinnati 10, San Francisco 9

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips had three RBI Saturday night to lead the Cincinnati Reds past San Francisco 10-9.

MLB: Houston 5, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, April 24 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman drove in three runs Thursday in the Houston Astros' 5-3 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.
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Paul Bako
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny puts the tag on Chicago Cubs Paul Bako for the out at homeplate in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 3, 2004. Cubs Todd Walker hit a fielders choice ball to Cards first baseman Albert Pujols, who threw to Matheny, getting Bako, who was tryng to score from third base. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Gabor Paul Bako II (pronounced /ˈbɑːkoʊ/; born June 20, 1972) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Bako is an example of a baseball "journeyman", having played for 11 different major league teams during his 12-year career. He is officially listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and 210 pounds (95 kg).

Bako attended high school and college in his home state of Louisiana, winning two conference championships at the University of Southwest Louisiana. After reaching the majors with the American League's Detroit Tigers in 1998, Bako spent seven seasons in the National League, playing with six different teams. He returned to the American League with the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, then played for the Cincinnati Reds for one season before his current tenure with the Phillies.

In 1990, Bako was drafted out of Lafayette High School—who later retired his number 6—with the ninth pick of the sixth round by the Cleveland Indians. He chose not to sign, and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana. In his college career, Bako caught for the Ragin' Cajuns during two consecutive conference championship seasons: 1991 in the American South Conference, when they finished with a 49–20 record, 14th-best among Division I squads; and 1992 in the Sun Belt Conference, when Southwestern Louisiana's pitching staff amassed a 3.50 earned run average, 29th-best in Division I. In 1993, he was named to the second team of the all-Sun Belt Conference baseball team, and was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 1993 June draft.

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