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This Day in Reds History: Reds Acquire Gullickson

December 19, 1985: The Reds acquire starting pitcher Bill Gullickson and catcher Sal Butera for starting pitchers Jay Tibbs, John Stuper, middle reliever Andy McGaffigan, and catcher Dann Bilardello. The Montreal Expos made Gullickson the overall number two pick in the 1977 amateur draft. Gullickson was recalled for good by the Expos in May of … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Trade Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson

December 1, 1972: The Reds trade hitter-formerly injured 2b-turned-outfielder Hal McRae and injured pitching phenom Wayne Simpson to the Kansas City Royals for reserve outfielder Richie Scheinblum and formerly injured pitching phenom Roger Nelson. It wasn’t a good deal for the Reds, but it was a good change of scenery for the participants. McRae had … 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