This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. Back in 2013, I had a chance to sit down with Fred Norman for a wide-ranging interview for Redleg Nation Radio. It was a lot of […]

Three-game losing streaks have been foreign to the Reds since the first week of June, when they lost four in a row. The home team hopes to avoid three straight losses tonight in the middle game of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates. Before the game, outfielder Adam Dunn, pitcher Fred Norman and manager […]

This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. On June 11, 1973, the defending National League Champion Cincinnati Reds were routed by the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 11-5. Their record had […]

Pop quiz, hotshot. Who beat out George Foster for a roster spot on the Big Red Machine in 1973? Who won consecutive batting titles while in the Reds minor league system for Three Rivers (Class AA) and Indianapolis (Class AAA) in 1971 and 1972? (Imagine the hype if this had been done by Nick Senzel, […]

Last week, it was announced that pitcher Fred Norman and manager Dave Bristol had been elected for induction to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. We noted at the time that RN’s Bill Lack had conducted a two-part interview with Norman back in 2013 on our podcast. (Here’s part one and here’s the conclusion). As […]

Back in September, here in the digital pages of Redleg Nation, our Greg Gajus was emphatic that there was a glaring omission among inductees to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. His piece was entitled, “The Missing Man: Fred Norman for the Reds Hall of Fame.” I can only speculate on why (Fred) Norman has […]

Everyone knows it. Me, Chad, The Nation, everybody. The Reds need to obtain a veteran starting pitcher who can reliably show up on the mound every fifth day, give them (dare I say?) 180 innings of work and anchor the pitching staff. Given that the Reds are a small market team, getting one through free […]

The Big Red Machine is the greatest team in Reds history (thanks, Captain Obvious) and nearly every key contributor from that era has been honored with induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.  With the induction of Pete Rose last year, the entire Great 8 is in.  The manager is in.  The general manager is […]

As the Reds prepare for the rubber game of the three-game weekend set against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park, we present you with some pre-game nostalgia. Long-time baseball fans remember a day when not every game was televised, and the only way to catch the game live if you weren’t at the ballpark […]

Jackson Stephens’ major league debut wasn’t brilliant, but it was memorable. And it brought back memories for me and other Reds fans. Jackson got the win against the Cubs, thanks to his two-run single, a presence on the mound, eight strikeouts and some great pitching from the bullpen. The fact that it came against Chicago […]

On April 1, 2016, the Cincinnati Reds claimed pitcher Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres. On the surface, this acquisition looked like the Reds were desperate. That assumption would be correct. They were. The Reds pitching staff coming out of Goodyear, Arizona was inexperienced, decimated by injuries and the season was getting […]

Even some longtime Reds fans have forgotten over time about the big one that got away from wearing a Cincinnati uniform — Vida Blue. That’s right, Vida Blue. In one of his final moves as the Reds General Manager, Bob Howsam traded for the star lefthanded pitcher of the Oakland A’s in December of 1977. […]