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This Day in Reds History: Armbrister Bunts and Tenace Homers

October 14, 1952: The Reds trade outfielder Cal Abrams, catcher Joe Rossi, and first baseman Gail Henley to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Gus Bell. Bell becomes a four-time all-star and one of the favorite players in Reds history. October 14, 1968: During the National League’s second expansion draft of the 1960’s, the Reds lose … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Expansion and the Invisible Tag

October 10, 1961: In the National League’s first expansion draft, the Reds lose six players, four to the New York Mets and two to the Houston Colt .45’s. The Mets selected pitchers Jay Hook and Sherman Jones, infielder Elio Chacon, and popular outfielder Gus Bell. The Colt .45’s selected first baseman Dick Gernert and pitcher … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: The Reds are Expelled from the NL, but Win the First “World Series” Game

October 6, 1870: The Cincinnati Red Stockings score 13 runs in the final three innings to erase a 15-5 deficit and beat the Forest Grays of Cleveland, 18-15. It was the biggest comeback win of the year for the team that finished 67-6-1. October 6, 1880: The Cincinnati Reds are expelled from the National League … Continue reading