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Getting Rid of Home Run Hitters

I got curious about the Reds dumping big time home run hitters. This is what I found.

In 1957 the Reds traded their all time leading home run hitter, Ted Klusewski (251) for a player that would last one season and played 89 games with them.

In 1965, the Reds traded their all time leading home run hitter, Frank Robinson (324) for a pitcher that would go 30-31 over parts of 3 seasons.

In 1968, the Reds traded their third all time leading home run hitter, Vada Pinson (186) to the Cardinals for Bobby Tolan. As much as it pains me to say it was a good trade for us.

In 1976, the Reds traded their second all time leading home run hitter, Tony Perez (263) for a pitcher who would win 5 games in his only season with the Reds. This is the move that began the break up of the Big Red Machine.

In 1982, the Reds traded their 5th leading all time home run hitter, George Foster (244) to the Mets for 3 average players.

In 1991, the Reds traded their 6th leading all time home run hitter, Eric Davis (177) for Tim Belcher and a guy who would never suit up for the Reds.

In 2008, the Reds traded their 7th all time leading home run hitter, Ken Griffey Jr. (210) for a reliever and a minor leaguer.

in 2008, the Reds traded their 4th all time leading home run hitter, Adam Dunn (270) for a great big pile of we aren't sure.

 

It sure is frustrating sometimes to be a fan of this team.

 

 

 

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