Pop quiz, hotshot. Who beat out George Foster for a roster spot on the Big Red Machine in 1973? Who won consecutive batting titles while in the Reds minor league system for Three Rivers (Class AA) and Indianapolis (Class AAA) in 1971 and 1972? (Imagine the hype if this had been done by Nick Senzel, […]

On this week’s episode, I had a great conversation with author John Erardi about his latest book, “Tony Perez: From Cuba to Cooperstown.” It’s a fantastic read, and our conversation was a lot of fun as we dug into Perez’ life and career and much more. You can purchase the book at all area bookstores, […]

With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to bring you a piece of the book that will hit home with all fathers and sons. This excerpt from The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber is presented with the permission of Triumph Books. For more information and to order a copy, please visit www.triumphbooks.com/Big50Reds. Ken Griffey […]

Editor: This is the fourth installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: Remembering 007’s […]

You already know about Triumph Books The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber. [Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and soon to be in all the finest bookstores.] The book covers the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. […]

Editor: This is the third installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: Remembering 007’s […]

I recently wrote an article on the worst starts in Reds modern history. The term “modern history” for most Reds fans is the 1956 season– Frank Robinson’s rookie year. But now– after a 3-15 start– the 2018 Cincinnati Reds are reaching very dangerous territory. The 1931 Reds started off 2-17. From 1931-1934, the Reds were […]

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the integration of the Cincinnati Reds roster. Fittingly, the color line was broken in Milwaukee, where the 2018 Reds will be playing tonight. It’s a story told in our new book – The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds. There’s an entire chapter […]

So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]

Editor: This is the second installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. (Check out the first installment here.) The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the […]

The book is now available! You may remember when I first announced here at Redleg Nation that longtime RN editor Chris Garber and I had written a book about the Reds: Over the last few months, we’ve pored over old newspapers, delved into every musty Reds book we could get our hands on, and worked […]

As I noted the last time around, sometimes, I like to poke around the Play Index over at Baseball Reference. If you aren’t a subscriber, I urge you to consider it. I love it. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was thinking about Jesse Winker’s rookie season, which will be 2018. (He’s still a rookie, according […]