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.
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