[This post was written by John Ring, who is the Nation’s correspondent from Afghanistan, where he is serving the entire nation.] It was pretty much inevitable in the crazy economics of baseball that Bronson Arroyo wasn’t going to retire as a Cincinnati Red. When he recently signed a two-year contract with Arizona, that became a […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL San Francisco 0 Cincinnati 3 W: H. Bailey (5-6) L: T. Lincecum (4-9) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter, allowing only one walk, while striking out nine. It was a completely dominant performance by Homer. –Shin-Soo Choo reached base four times, going 2-2 with a […]

One week after club legend Jim Maloney joined Redleg Nation Radio, we’re very excited that Fred Norman, starting pitcher for the 1970s Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds, had a few minutes to spare for our Bill Lack. More than a few minutes, actually; this is a long one, so we split it into two parts. […]

It’s a very special week for Redleg Nation Radio, as Bill was joined by Reds legend Jim Maloney. Jim dropped in to talk about all the highlights of his brilliant Reds career, and much more. We can’t thank Jim enough for giving us an hour of his time. He was very, very gracious. Trust me, […]

(This is the third in a series of articles about Cincinnati Red pitchers to throw no-hitters. Twelve Red hurlers have thrown no-hitters, including Homer Bailey’s gem against the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Bailey’s no-hitter was the first thrown since Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in 1989, retiring all 27 hitters […]

(This is the second in a series of articles about Cincinnati Reds pitchers to throw no-hitters. Twelve Red hurlers have thrown no-hitters, including Homer Bailey’s gem against the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Bailey’s no-hitter was the first thrown since Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in 1989, retiring all 27 hitters […]

(This is the first in a series of articles about Cincinnati Reds pitchers who have thrown no-hitters. Twelve Red hurlers have thrown no-hitters, including Homer Bailey’s gem against the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Bailey’s no-hitter was the first thrown since Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in 1989, retiring all 27 […]

Today is Mr. Jim Maloney’s 71st birthday. Check out his numbers. Impressive, huh? Tore his Achilles at age 29 and never won another game. If he hadn’t gotten hurt, he’d have won a LOT OF GAMES for the Big Red Machine. Happy birthday, Mr. Maloney and we at Redleg Nation hope that you have many, […]

December 15, 1900: The infamous Frank Robinson trade to the contrary, the Reds make the worst trade in franchise history when they deal future Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson to the New York Giants for end-of-the-line Hall of Fame pitcher Amos Rusie.

You can read it about it in more detail here. Suffice it to say, Rusie was 0-1 as a Red, making three appearances for them in his last games as a major leaguer. He won 246 games before joining the Reds (246-174, 3.07 ERA career). Mathewson won one game for the Reds, in 1916 after the Reds reacquired him to manage the team. Between 1900 and 1916, Mathewson won 372 games while with the Giants (373-188, 2.13 ERA career, 1-0 with the Reds).

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One of the benefits of being involved with this blog is that periodically we get books to review. Recently I received a book, which will be released in January, entitled Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds, by Doug Wilson. Mr. Wilson is an ophthalmologist who lives in Columbus, Indiana. I grew up in Cincinnati […]

November 7, 1939: The populace of Cincinnati votes down a bond issue that would have financed a dome stadium large enough to hold 60,000 Reds fans per game. From “Redleg Journal” by Greg Rhodes and John Snyder: Cincinnati voters reject a $6 million bond issue that would have provided funds for a 60,000-seat stadium for […]

For those who feel it’s taken Homer Bailey a long time to get to where many, including myself, think he’s going to go… Someone asked Bill James on his website about Tom Glavine’s slow major league start in relation to other 300 game pitching winners. Tom Glavine, ages 21-24, first four seasons, 33-41, 89 ERA+ […]