June 7, 1966: The Reds select Gary Nolan from Oroville High School in Oroville, California in the first round of the amateur draft. Darrell Chaney was chosen in the second round. At Oliver Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana, he was one of the most highly recruited QBs in the nation, but chose baseball over football.
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.