October 25, 1927: Citing poor health and deafness, Garry Herrmann resigns as president of the Reds.
The 68 year old Herrmann had run the club for 25 years, winning one pennant and finishing in the first division 13 times. to succeed Hermann as president, the Reds board of directors named C.J. McDiarmid, a prominent Cincinnati attorney who had been serving as secretary of the club. The free spending Hermann died in 1931, leaving an estate of only $120.
All “Reds trivia” posts come from Greg Rhodes and John Snyder’s fabulous book, “Redleg Journal” (see link for purchasing) and are used with Greg’s permission.
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I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.