This time of year is always tough. Football season is ramping up, the weather has hinted that it might start to cool off a bit here soon, and the kids have gone back to school. Even those of you who are not either a student or a parent have, at the very least, spent a […]

I recently learned somethingĀ about the Reds I had never heard of before: A black man played for the Reds in 1944, three years before the Dodger’s Jackie Robinson broke baseball’sĀ color line. The black man was from Cuba and his name was Tomas de la Cruz. He was a pitcher who went 9-9 with a 3.25 […]

October 30, 1945: On this day, baseball’s second commissioner, A.B. “Happy” Chandler resigns from the Senate and announces he will move the Commissioner’s office to Cincinnati. He had been serving in both positions since being selected as baseball’s second commissioner in April of 1945. He had been elected to the Senate in 1939. Chandler was […]