You can find his rookie card for a couple of bucks. But Dave Concepcion’s teammates on the Big Red Machine say he’s Hall of Fame worthy.
Bench, Rose, Morgan, Perez. All four names roll quickly off the tongue when the subject of the great Reds teams of the 1970s pops up.
One name isn’t quite so evident. Dave Concepcion played in an era when shortstops weren’t expected to hit like Joe DiMaggio and field like him too. He won’t bowl you over with his career numbers, but he was one of the most popular Cincinnati Reds among his own teammates. Cincinnati Post columnist Lonnie Wheeler caught up with some of them at the recent Redsfest.