The Nasty Boys
were a trio of relief pitchers
from the Cincinnati Reds
comprised of Norm Charlton
, Rob Dibble
and Randy Myers
. In , the "Nasty Boys" were key figures in the Reds' charge to the World Championship
. According to Rob Dibble, the "Nasty Boys" really was a fivesome including Tim Layana
and Tim Birtsas
however they have gone down in history as a trio.
During the 1990 Cincinnati Reds season, Charlton, Dibble, and Myers combined for 44 saves (Meyers with 31, Dibble with 11, and Charlton with 2) and 351 strikeouts, although some of Charlton's 117 strikeouts came as a starter, as he was moved to the rotation late in the season.
1990 World Series
The "Nasty Boys" pitched a combined 8 2/3 innings in the World Series
and gave up 0 earned runs on six hits. Rob Dibble got a win in Game 2 and Randy Myers picked up one save in Game 4.