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This Day in Reds History: Reds Trade Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson

December 1, 1972: The Reds trade hitter-formerly injured 2b-turned-outfielder Hal McRae and injured pitching phenom Wayne Simpson to the Kansas City Royals for reserve outfielder Richie Scheinblum and formerly injured pitching phenom Roger Nelson. It wasn’t a good deal for the Reds, but it was a good change of scenery for the participants. McRae had … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Joe Morgan Wins 2nd MVP

November 24, 1976: On this date, Reds second baseman Joe Morgan wins his second consecutive Most Valuable Player Award. Joe Morgan had his best professional season in 1976, batting .320 with 27 home runs, 111 runs batted in, 113 runs scored, 30 doubles, 60 stolen bases, 114 walks, and a Gold Glove. He led the … Continue reading