From 1996 spring training in Plant City, Florida, Reds owner Marge Schott and her dog “Schottzie” greet then-new Reds manager Ray Knight.
Knight took over for Davey Johnson, who’d led the Reds to two consecutive NL Central titles. Knight managed the club for two seasons, placing third each time. But he sure liked that [...]
Today’s pick from the vault doubles as This Day in Baseball History. On March 8, 1923, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis ruled that Giants pitcher Rube Benton could sign with the Reds, even though Benton had admitted to having advance knowledge of the plot to fix the 1919 World Series. This surprising decision overruled the ruling of the independent NL President John [...]
We’re launching a new feature here at RLN – the photo vault. Thanks to the good folks at Getty Images and the Cincinnati Enquirer, we at the Nation have access to a vast archive of Reds related images. We’ll share the best of them periodically. If you have your own images you’d like to share, [...]
If you read the 2013 Redleg Annual, you know that it was a unique product, full of great insights and wonderful writing about our favorite baseball club. If you didn’t read it, you have some explainin’ to do.
Well, the Redleg Annual is back, and better than ever. For the low, low price of [...]
Friend of Redleg Nation Tom Nichols (Dayton Dragons Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting) has written a series of very interesting retrospectives on players and events pertaining to the Dragons.
He recently wrote one about Reds phenom Billy Hamilton’s time with the Dragons. Check it out.
It was pretty much inevitable in the crazy economics of baseball that Bronson Arroyo wasn’t going to retire as a Cincinnati Red. When he recently signed a two-year contract with Arizona, that became a certainty. That’s too bad. But it rarely happens in any sport.
Michael Jordan played last for the Washington Wizards. Johnny [...]
If it’s important to JoeyMVP shouldn’t it be important to you?
On Monday, Joey Votto appeared on Lance McAlister’s show (listen to the full podcast here). A fan asked Votto if there was an individual statistic that he looked at as the most important. The first baseman’s reply “weighted runs created plus” sent the [...]