01/20/2006

Did you know?

When the Reds retired Johnny Bench’s uniform No. 5, it was not the first time they had done so. In 1940, seven years before Bench was born, Cincinnati retired No. 5 in honor of another catcher, Willard Hershberger, who had died that year. But the team reactivated the number by 1942, and gave it to Bench a quarter-century later.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. No, I didn’t..

  2. I think Chad bought the same MLB day calendar that I did 🙂

    I was shocked to see that…I had no knowledge of that fact before seeing it in the calendar.

    I also like the fact that two days later, they had the stat that Adam Dunn has a OBP of .833 and a SLG of 3.000 as a pinch hitter in 2003 🙂

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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