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This Day in Reds History: Corcoran Finds the Wire; Rose’s 230; and a Johnny Bench Night Home Run

September 17, 1900: Reds shortstop Tommy Corcoran becomes one of baseball’s best detectives. From “Day by Day in Cincinnati Reds History” by Floyd Conner and John Snyder: Reds shortstop Tommy Corcoran uncovers an elaborate sign-stealing apparatus during a game against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Corcoran was coaching at third base when his spikes caught a … Continue reading

Baseball - General / Reds Trivia

1946–Worst Outfield in Baseball History?

On his website, baseball historian, writer, statistician, and current Red Sox baseball executive, Bill James was asked for his opinion of the worst all-around team outfield of all time (hitting, fielding, baserunning)…here was his answer: The last Bill McKechnie outfield with the Reds, whenever that was (1947?) was astonishingly awful. Let me find it. . … Continue reading