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Reds Gold Glove History (Updated)

The National League Gold Glove winners are to be announced today. Hopefully, there won’t be any disastrous shocks like yesterday when Derek Jeter was awarded his fifth Gold Glove. The folks at baseball-reference.com were so mortified they even had a disclaimer next to the announcement (since taken down). The disclaimer was something like “We can’t … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Bumpus Jones Makes History and Buying Fame

October 15, 1892: Bumpus Jones pulls off one of the most improbable events in baseball history and pitches a no-hitter in his first major league game. In the last Reds’ game of the 1892 sesaon, Jones defeats the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-1. It’s one of the only two wins in Jones’s career and the first no-hitter … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: The Reds are Expelled from the NL, but Win the First “World Series” Game

October 6, 1870: The Cincinnati Red Stockings score 13 runs in the final three innings to erase a 15-5 deficit and beat the Forest Grays of Cleveland, 18-15. It was the biggest comeback win of the year for the team that finished 67-6-1. October 6, 1880: The Cincinnati Reds are expelled from the National League … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Numbers

September 23, 1893: Elton “Ice Box” Chamberlin fires a seven-inning no-hitter (shortened by darkness) as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Boston Beaneaters, 7-0. Chamberlin was a star pitcher who bridged the days of the American Association and the National League as well as the lengthening of the pitching distance from 50′ to 60’6″. Chamberlin pitched … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reilly’s Cycles and Robinson’s 1964 Walk-Off

September 19, 1883: Within nine days, Cincinnati Red Stockings star first baseman John Reilly twice hits for the cycle and becomes the first Cincinnati player to homer twice in the same game. The hot streak began on September 10, when Reilly hit two inside-the-park home runs as the Red Stockings defeated the Pittsburgh Alleghenies, 12-6. … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Corcoran Finds the Wire; Rose’s 230; and a Johnny Bench Night Home Run

September 17, 1900: Reds shortstop Tommy Corcoran becomes one of baseball’s best detectives. From “Day by Day in Cincinnati Reds History” by Floyd Conner and John Snyder: Reds shortstop Tommy Corcoran uncovers an elaborate sign-stealing apparatus during a game against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Corcoran was coaching at third base when his spikes caught a … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Clinch Two Pennants, Great Managers, Klu’s 49, and Browning’s Perfect

September 16, 1882: The Cincinnati Red Stockings clinch the first pennant of the new major league, the American Association, with a 6-1 victory over the Louisville Eclipse. The Red Stockings finish the year 55-25, 11 1/2 games ahead of the second place Philadelphia Athletics. The Red Stockings were managed by catcher Pop Snyder who led … Continue reading