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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: Jim Maloney’s Dominance and Alex Johnson’s Disillusionment

September 3, 1969: Jim Maloney hurls his 9th career two-hitter as the Reds beat the Cubs, 2-0. The loss cuts the Cubs lead over the eventual World Champion Miracle Mets to four games. The Cubs had led the newly formed National League Eastern Division by as much as nine games as last as August 16 … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Ten Worst Reds Trades

Summarizing the Redleg Trade Review series, today I’ll list my ten worst Reds trades ever. You can search all the trades that were reviewed by going to the Redleg Nation search engine at the upper right corner of the page. I don’t know if it’s a matter of perspective or exactly why it seems this … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Alex Johnson, Pedro Borbon, and Jim McGlothlin

January 1967: Bob Howsam is named Reds General Manager, hired from similar position with St. Louis Cardinals. January 11, 1968: Alex Johnson is traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Reds for Dick Simpson. November 25, 1969: Alex Johnson is traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Chico Ruiz to the California Angels for … Continue reading