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This Day in Reds History: The Reds are Expelled from the NL, but Win the First “World Series” Game

October 6, 1870: The Cincinnati Red Stockings score 13 runs in the final three innings to erase a 15-5 deficit and beat the Forest Grays of Cleveland, 18-15. It was the biggest comeback win of the year for the team that finished 67-6-1. October 6, 1880: The Cincinnati Reds are expelled from the National League … 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

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Clinch Two Pennants, Great Managers, Klu’s 49, and Browning’s Perfect

September 16, 1882: The Cincinnati Red Stockings clinch the first pennant of the new major league, the American Association, with a 6-1 victory over the Louisville Eclipse. The Red Stockings finish the year 55-25, 11 1/2 games ahead of the second place Philadelphia Athletics. The Red Stockings were managed by catcher Pop Snyder who led … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Lots of Innings, Strikeouts, Home Runs, and Excellent Relief

September 15, 1885: Rookie Cincinnati Red Stockings pitcher George Pechiney defeats the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, in Baltimore. Pechiney joined the Red Stockings in August after pitching in the minors and started 11 games down the stretch. He went 7-4 with a 2.02 ERA (161 ERA+) during the last few weeks of the season. The 1885 … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: A Cycle, a Suit, a Sleeve, and a Streak

August 26 has some remarkable moments: August 26, 1887: Reds Hall of Fame second baseman Bid McPhee hits for the cycle in a 19-11 Red Stockings loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The loss dropped the Red Stockings from second place into third place, 18 games behind the American Association league leading St. Louis Browns. The … Continue reading