August 3, 1923: The Reds game against the Giants at Redland Field is postponed to ovserve a national day of mourning following the August 2nd death of President Warren Harding. Harding died during a trip to San Francisco. The Reds game against the Braves at Boston on August 10, the day of Hardings’ funeral was also postponed. Calvin Coolidge succeeded Harding as president.
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.
Thanks again to Greg Rhodes for permission to use his material.
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.