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This Day in Reds History: Reds Sign Dave Parker

December 7, 1983: The Reds signed their first “major” free agent of the free agency period when they signed Dave Parker to to a three-year contract. While with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Parker was one of baseball’s biggest superstars of the late 1970’s. Parker won the MVP for the Pirates in 1978 when he hit .334 … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Bench Wins MVP; Gullett Signs With Yankees

November 18, 1970: Reds catcher Johnny Bench wins the first of his two Most Valuable Player Awards. The 22-year-old batted .293 with 45 home runs and 148 rbi, 35 doubles, 97 runs, and a .932 OPS (141 OPS+). Bench led the league in homers and rbi and won his third consecutive Gold Glove for defensive … Continue reading