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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

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This Day in Reds History: Bobby Tolan Traded; George Foster Wins MVP

November 9, 1973: The Reds trade disgruntled outfielder Bobby Tolan and relief pitcher Dave Tomlin to the San Diego Padres for starting pitcher Clay Kirby. Tolan had been acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals along with reliever Wayne Granger on October 11, 1968 for popular star Reds outfielder Vada Pinson. Pinson played for seven more … Continue reading