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This Day in Reds History: McCormick and Larkin Win MVPs; Rose Loses in Year of Pitcher

November 13, 1940: Reds first baseman Frank McCormick (.309, 19 homers, 127 rbi) wins the Most Valuable Player award becoming the third consecutive Red to win the MVP. Catcher Ernie Lombardi (.342, 19 homers, 95 rbi) won in 1938 and starting pitcher Bucky Walters (27-11, 2.29 ERA) won in 1939. McCormick won the 1940 award … Continue reading

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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: Lombardi’s “Snooze,” the Bilko Legend, Rose’s Fight, and the Reds are World Champions!

October 8, 1904: Rookie second baseman Miller Huggins strokes three triples in an 8-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The Reds’ win enabled them to sweep a doubleheader as they won the first game, 6-0. The Reds were second in the league in 1904 with 92 triples, 10 behind Pittsburgh’s 102. … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Bucky Does It All

October 7, 1882: The National League champion Chicago White Stockings return a favor from the previous day by shutting out the American Association champion Cincinnati Red Stockings, 2-0. The White Stockings, heavily favored as the National League champion over the newly formed American Association champion had lost the first game of the two game set … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Postseason Wins over the Yankees, Tigers, and the Pirates

October 5, 1939: Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson holds the Reds hitless for seven and 1/3 innings as the Yankees shutout the Reds, 4-0, to take a two game to none lead in the 1939 World Series. The Yankees reached Reds starter Bucky Walters for five hits in the third inning, plating three runs, and later … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Don Gullett Makes His Presence Known and 1964 Falls Short

October 4, 1902: The Pittsburgh Pirates set a new major league record with 103 wins as they defeat a disinterested Cincinnati Reds team, 11-2, in Pittsburgh. Rain had dampened the grounds in Pittsburgh and the Reds did not want to play, but the Pirates insisted on playing the game to have a chance at playing … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Let the Games Begin

October 3, 1890: Reds owner Aaron Stern sells the Reds to a group of investors, headed by Albert Johnson, who are tied to the newly formed Players League. The Reds temporarily withdraw from the National League just one year after being readmitted to the league following their 1890 banishment. October 3, 1891: John Reilly smashes … Continue reading