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This Day in Reds History: The Worst Trade in Reds History

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 … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Cuba’s Barnstorming Pays Off; Beloved Hutch Dies

November 12, 1908: The Reds begin a month-long 12-game tour of Cuba, becoming the first Major League team to play there. On this first game, the Reds defeated the Havana team 3-1. The Reds, who were 73-81 in 1908, won six of eleven games against local Cuban teams and lost once on the tour to … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Cincinnati starts the AA; DeWitt is Hired; and Reds trade for Boone

November 2, 1881: The American Association is founded to compete with the National League. The motto for the league is “Liberty to All” with founding members the Cincinnati Red Stockings, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Atlantics, Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and the St. Louis Brown Stockings. The American Association will become known as the “Beer and Whiskey … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: The Reds Win their 1st World Series; Tragedy Strikes; Two Great Manager Decisions; and Rose’s Revenge

October 9, 1876: The first National League Cincinnati Reds team finished the worst season in Reds history with an 11-0 lost to the Hartford Dark Blues. The Reds, or Porkopolitans as they were sometimes called, went 9-56, a .138 won-loss percentage, and finished 42 1/2 games behind the first place Chicago White Stockings. The first … Continue reading