This Day in Reds History: Cincy cinches first Series crown

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati won the 1919 World Series.

On this day in 1886, Hall of Famer Rube Marquard was born in Cleveland. Marquard is best known today for his time as a New York Giant and his contributions to The Glory of Their Times. However, the lefty spent one season in Cincinnati (1921). Marquard went 17-14 for the Reds with a 3.39 ERA (105 ERA+) in 265.2 innings.

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On this day in 1919, the Reds routed the White Sox in game eight of the World Series, 10-5. The win secured Cincinnati's first World Series championship by a margin of five games to three. Chicago starter Lefty Williams allowed four runs on four hits in just 0.1 innings. Professional gambler Joseph "Sport" Sullivan supposedly visited Williams the night before the game. Sullivan told Williams that the pitcher's and his wife's lives would be in danger if the left-hander did not throw game eight. Williams' third loss in the World Series set a record that would not be tied until 1981 by the Yankees' George Frazier.

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On this day in 1924, former Red Jake Daubert died in Cincinnati at the age of 40. Daubert spent the first nine years of his career in Brooklyn, winning the batting title in 1913 and 1914. The first baseman also collected the Chalmers Award (precursor to the MVP award) in 1913. Daubert joined the Reds in 1919 and would play for Cincinnati until his death. In his 6 years in the Queen City, Daubert slashed .301/.352/.409 (109 wRC+) in 3524 plate appearances. During his career, he was also a successful businessman with several investments, including a pool hall and a coal washing operation. Daubert died from complications from an appendectomy that were exacerbated by a blood disorder.

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On this day in 1969, former Red Don Hoak died in Pittsburgh. Hoak spent the 1957 and 1958 seasons in Cincinnati.

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On this day in 1999, former Red Dutch Dotterer died in Syracuse, NY. Dotterer was a backup catcher for the Reds from 1957 through 1960.

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