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Wayne Granger

John Erardi does it again today, with a short interview with former Reds great reliever, Wayne Granger: The Reds’ acquisition of second baseman Joe Morgan before the 1972 season is regarded as the crowning glory of the late Reds’ general manager Bob Howsam, because it laid the groundwork for the speed-and-power of the Big Red … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Robby is an Old 30* and Vida Blue becomes a Red*

Asterisks (*) in this case indicate that neither item turned out to be true… December 9, 1965: Future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for prospect outfielder Dick Simpson, all-star starting pitcher Milt Pappas, and star reliever Jack Baldschun. The Reds traded former and future MVP Robinson for they thought … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Greatest Trade; Griffey Deal Rumors

For November 29th, three brief notes of historical significance…. November 29, 1966: According to baseball-reference.com’s bullpen section, on this date a Chicago circuit court jury awarded pitcher Jim Brewer $100,000 in damages as a result of an on field fight with former Reds second baseman Billy Martin back in 1960. I have seen various reports … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Cincinnati’s Major League Tour

November 14, 1889: After nine years of expulsion, the Cincinnati Reds are readmitted to the National League. While it’s commonly known that the Cincinnati Red Stockings were considered to be the first “professional” baseball team in 1869, the Red Stockings were disbanded after 1870. Cincinnati did not field a team in the first “National Association” … Continue reading