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This Day in Reds History: Let the Games Begin

October 3, 1890: Reds owner Aaron Stern sells the Reds to a group of investors, headed by Albert Johnson, who are tied to the newly formed Players League. The Reds temporarily withdraw from the National League just one year after being readmitted to the league following their 1890 banishment. October 3, 1891: John Reilly smashes … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Villone’s 16, the Reserve Clause, and the Fix is On

September 29, 1879: From baseball-reference.com’s bullpen: Baseball’s reserve clause is born. National League owners, seeking to limit player salaries, led by Boston’s Arthur Soden come to a secret agreement whereby five players on each team will be “reserved” – off limits to all other clubs. The reserve clause will be in effect for the 1880 … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: A Headfirst Slide into 3rd

August 17, 1984: Pete Rose, newly reacquired and named “manager-player” of the Cincinnati Reds, makes a triumphant return to his hometown. Playing first base and batting second, Rose singles in his first at bat in his return as a Red, scoring Gary Redus from second base to tie the game at 1-1. After the ball … Continue reading