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This Day in Reds History: Lots of Innings, Strikeouts, Home Runs, and Excellent Relief

September 15, 1885: Rookie Cincinnati Red Stockings pitcher George Pechiney defeats the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, in Baltimore. Pechiney joined the Red Stockings in August after pitching in the minors and started 11 games down the stretch. He went 7-4 with a 2.02 ERA (161 ERA+) during the last few weeks of the season. The 1885 … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Ken Raffensberger and Gus Bell

After winning the World Championship in 1940, the Reds remained competitive under manager Bill McKechnie through 1944. McKechnie stressed infield defense, and defense has been proven to be pretty much a young man’s game as quickness is one of the first of the major skills to fade. In 1940, the Reds’ positional age averaged 28.8 … Continue reading