July 18, 1989: The Reds swap Kal Daniels and Lenny Harris to the Dodgers for Mariano Duncan and Tim Leary.
Heading into the ’88 season, Daniels looked like a budding superstar with a .311 batting average, .408 OBP, and a .527 SLG in 1044 ABs. But a series of knee injuries prevented Daniels from becoming a regular and affected his play. He was off to a slow start in ’89 (hitting just .218 with 2 HR and 9 RBI) when the trade was made. Daniels retired after the ’92 season at the age of 29.
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.