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Great Pitching Staffs and Intentional Walks

Baseball-reference.com’s blog has a couple of interesting tidbits of statistical information today that are Reds related. With the Phillies’ signing Cliff Lee, they decided to research for starting rotations that would have had four starting pitchers making 30 or more starts each with ERA+ of 130 or greater. They found one, the 1997 Atlanta Braves, … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Babe Herman Dealt to Cubs

November 30, 1932: The Reds trade hitter Babe Herman to the Chicago Cubs for catcher Rollie Helmsley, pitcher Bob Smith and outfielders Lance Richbourg and Johnny Moore. The results of the trade? Helmsley batted .190 with seven rbi in 122 plate appearances and was traded; Smith was 4-4 in 16 games (six starts, 2.20 ERA) … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Deal Lucas; Mitchell’s Big Bat; Mariners Select Hoffman

November 17, 1933: The Reds trade Red Lucas, one of the best pitchers and pinch hitters in Reds history, along with reserve outfielder Wally Roettger, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Adam Comorosky and infielder Tony Piet. Lucas was a Reds Hall of Famer who’s probably not as well known today because he played on … Continue reading