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This Day in Reds History: Aroldis Chapman Hits 102

December 20, 2008: Aroldis Chapman, of the Holquin Cuban professional baseball team, sets a Cuban record by throwing a pitch at 102 mph. According to baseball-reference.com’s Bullpen, Chapman’s pitch broke the record of another Cuban ace, Maels Rodriguez. Chapman would follow Rodriguez’s lead and defect from Cuba within a year’s time. Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Acquire Gullickson

December 19, 1985: The Reds acquire starting pitcher Bill Gullickson and catcher Sal Butera for starting pitchers Jay Tibbs, John Stuper, middle reliever Andy McGaffigan, and catcher Dann Bilardello. The Montreal Expos made Gullickson the overall number two pick in the 1977 amateur draft. Gullickson was recalled for good by the Expos in May of … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Acquire Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley

December 17, 1932: The Reds acquire future Hall of Fame first baseman Jim Bottomley from the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Estel Crabtree and pitcher Ownie Carroll. Bottomley had been one of baseball’s best hitters from 1923 when he hit .371 with 94 RBI in his first full season, collecting 111 or more RBI every … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Tony Perez Dealt to Expos

December 16, 1976: The Reds trade Hall of Fame first baseman Tony Perez and lefty reliever Will McEnaney to the Montreal Expos for pitchers Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray. Perez was a fan and clubhouse favorite who had been in the Reds organization since migrating from Cuba in 1960. Considered a great clutch hitter, manager … Continue reading