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This Day in Reds History: Sparky Anderson Fired; John McNamara Hired

November 28, 1978: Following two consecutive second place finishes, Sparky Anderson was fired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Anderson had been a relative unknown when hired as manager of the Reds following the 1969 season, but he immediately made an impact as the Reds won the National League pennant in his first season as … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Hit Records, 19 Scoreless Innings, and More

September 9, 1946 The Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers play a 19-inning 0-0 tie in Brooklyn, the longest 0-0 game in major league history. The game is eventually stopped due to darkness and replayed from the beginning on September 20 with the Dodgers winning, 5-3. Using the “Game Score” statistic, Reds lefty Johnny Vander Meer … Continue reading