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This Day in Reds History: The Worst Trade in Reds History

December 15, 1900: The infamous Frank Robinson trade to the contrary, the Reds make the worst trade in franchise historywhen they deal future Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson to the New York Giants for end-of-the-line Hall of Fame pitcher Amos Rusie. You can read it about it in more detail here. Suffice it to say, … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Bucky Does It All

October 7, 1882: The National League champion Chicago White Stockings return a favor from the previous day by shutting out the American Association champion Cincinnati Red Stockings, 2-0. The White Stockings, heavily favored as the National League champion over the newly formed American Association champion had lost the first game of the two game set … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Postseason Wins over the Yankees, Tigers, and the Pirates

October 5, 1939: Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson holds the Reds hitless for seven and 1/3 innings as the Yankees shutout the Reds, 4-0, to take a two game to none lead in the 1939 World Series. The Yankees reached Reds starter Bucky Walters for five hits in the third inning, plating three runs, and later … 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

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This Day in Reds History: Reilly’s Cycles and Robinson’s 1964 Walk-Off

September 19, 1883: Within nine days, Cincinnati Red Stockings star first baseman John Reilly twice hits for the cycle and becomes the first Cincinnati player to homer twice in the same game. The hot streak began on September 10, when Reilly hit two inside-the-park home runs as the Red Stockings defeated the Pittsburgh Alleghenies, 12-6. … Continue reading