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This Day in Reds History: Reds Deal Taubensee and Stynes

November 16, 2000: In cost cutting moves, the Reds deal away popular semi-regulars catcher Eddie Taubensee and IF-OF Chris Stynes. The 1999 and 2000 Reds were some of General Manager Jim Bowden’s busiest transaction years. Trying to balance the team’s budget around the salaries of stars such as Barry Larkin ($5.3 million), Dante Bichette ($7 … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Seaver Loses Cy Young to Fernandomania; Rose’s Release; Reds Choose Casey

November 11, 1981: Reds pitcher Tom Seaver comes the closest of any Reds pitcher to win a Cy Young Award, but loses the vote tallying to Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela by a vote total of 70-67. Seaver (14-2, 2.54 ERA, 1.118 WHIP) and Valenzuela (13-7, 2.48, eight shut outs, league leading 180 K’s) … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: It takes more than Hall of Famers; McKeon named Manager of the Year

November 10, 1932: Donie Bush is named manager of the Reds. Bush had previously managed the 1927-29 Pittsburgh Pirates to great success (246-178, one pennant) and the 1930-31 Chicago White Sox to no success at all (118-189, 7th and 8th place of eight teams) With the Reds, I suppose Bush demonstrated that it takes talent … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Whistling Dixie, Morgan’s Courageous, and Even More Homers

September 7, 1951: With the battle to avoid last place more boisterous than the battle for first, the Reds take 18 innings to beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-6, in Cincinnati. The score was tied 3-3 after nine innings and both teams scored three times in the 15th. Cubs starter Bob Rush pitched into the 15th … Continue reading