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This Day in Reds History: DeWitt Sells Reds; Rose Signs with Phillies; Critz for MVP?

December 5, 1926: Cincinnati Reds second baseman Hughie Critz finishes second in voting for the 1926 National League Most Valuable Player Award. During a year where Babe Ruth batted .372 with 47 homers, and 146 rbi with a 1.253 OPS (225 OPS+) in the American League and does not get one single MVP vote, Critz … Continue reading

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Reds MVP Bridesmaids

When Joey Votto won the 2010 National League MVP Award, it marked the 12th time that a Red had won the Award since it’s inception in 1911 (no award was given from 1915-23 or in 1930). Reds winners are listed below, and in deference to Joey Votto’s quote about batting average (“we all know that … Continue reading

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Reds Gold Glove History (Updated)

The National League Gold Glove winners are to be announced today. Hopefully, there won’t be any disastrous shocks like yesterday when Derek Jeter was awarded his fifth Gold Glove. The folks at baseball-reference.com were so mortified they even had a disclaimer next to the announcement (since taken down). The disclaimer was something like “We can’t … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Changing of the Guard Day; Joaquin Andujar Traded

October 25, 1884: The owner of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, Aaron Stern, sells the team to minority stockholder, George Herancourt, as reported by “Redleg Journal” authors Greg Rhodes and John Snyder. Herancourt later sells the Red Stockings to another brewery owner John Hauck. During Hauck’s time, some different nicknames for the Red Stockings are tried, … Continue reading