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This Day in Reds History: Reds Trade for Ruben Sierra

October 28, 1996: The Cincinnati Reds acquire former all-star outfielder Ruben Sierra from the Detroit Tigers for two minor league prospects, pitcher Ben Bailey and outfielder Decomba Conner. The Reds were looking for some outfield help after the 1996 season. The Reds had finished first in the 1995 National League Central Division with a 85-59 … 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

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This Day in Reds History: Triples, Homers, Debut Shutouts, Clinches and a Protest

September 22, 1903: “Turkey Mike” Donlin ties a major league record by tripling in four consecutive at bats during a doubleheader split with the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati. Donlin’s first triple came in the last at bat of a first game 12-7 Reds loss and then he tripled in his first three at bats of … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Who’s on First–Casey, Konerko, Perez, Petagine or Young?

April 5, 1996: Eduardo Perez is traded by the California Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for Will Pennyfeather. November 10, 1997: Dmitri Young traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Reds for Jeff Brantley. February 5, 1998: Roberto Petagine is traded by the New York Mets to the Cincinnati Reds for Yuri Sanchez … Continue reading