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This Day in Reds History: The Reds Disband; Tebbets (and others) Named Manager of the Year

October 24, 1879: The Cincinnati Reds, an organization in disarray, are disbanded by Reds president, J. W. Neff, in a move that destroys a team of promising young players at one of the more critical points in early baseball history. The 1876 and 1877 Reds were abysmal teams, finishing the seasons with records of 9-56 … 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: Historic Firsts and Woody’s 10 Consecutive Hits

September 6, 1877: From “Redleg Journal” by Greg Rhodes and John Snyder: “In a game filled with three historic ‘firsts,’ the Reds shutout Louisville, 1-0. Reds pitcher Bobby Mitchell becomes the first left-hander to start a game in major league history and his delivery baffled the Louisville hitters. This was also the first shutout in … Continue reading

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The First National League Cincinnati Red Stockings Team

While the 1882 American Association Red Stockings were the first Cincinnati league champions, Cincinnati’s first major league team was not nearly as successful. The 1876 National League was a new major league, replacing the National Association which existed from 1871-1875. The National Association was predominantly a northeastern-midwestern league with teams from as far east as … Continue reading

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The White Brothers

On May 1, 1878, according to “This Day in Baseball” (Nemec-Flatow), Cincinnati Reds catcher Deacon White and his rookie brother, Will White, become the first brother catcher-pitcher battery in professional baseball history. The Reds beat the Milwaukee Grays on this day, 6-4. The 1878 Reds (37-23) finished second that year to the Boston Red Caps … Continue reading