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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: Expansion and the Invisible Tag

October 10, 1961: In the National League’s first expansion draft, the Reds lose six players, four to the New York Mets and two to the Houston Colt .45’s. The Mets selected pitchers Jay Hook and Sherman Jones, infielder Elio Chacon, and popular outfielder Gus Bell. The Colt .45’s selected first baseman Dick Gernert and pitcher … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: The Cream Rises, Missed Opportunities, and more Chico Surprises

October 2, 1877: The Reds finish one of their worst season in Cincinnati baseball history, by losing to the Chicago White Stockings, 13-1. The 1877 Reds, who had disbanded and restarted at mid-season, finish the year 15-42 in last place, 25 1/2 games behind the first place Boston Red Caps. The Red Caps were remnants … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Win their 1st World Series Game and Other Dramatic Wins

October 1, 1919: The Reds win their first World Series game in their history, 9-1, over the Chicago White Sox at Redland Field in Cincinnati. The baseball game story: The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Reds’ leadoff hitter Morrie Rath was hit by a Eddie Cicotte pitch to … Continue reading