One of many young pitchers developed by the Dodgers after WWII, Podbielan finally
got a chance to start regularly when he was traded to the Reds. He had little success.
One day in June 1953, Reds manager Rogers Hornsby
mercilessly left him on the mound
into the eighth inning while the powerful Dodgers pounded him for 17 hits, including
seven doubles, a triple, and two home runs.