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On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati purchased Wally Pipp.
On this day in 1885, the Union Association voted to cease operations after only two clubs sent representatives to the league's winter meetings. The league only lasted one season as founder Henry Lucas set the schedule to favor the St. Louis Maroons, which he owned. The Cincinnati Outlaw Reds finished second in the league, but were 21 games out of first place.
On this day in 1915, former Red Stocking "Icicle" Reeder died in Cincinnati at age 55. A native of the Queen City, Julius Edward Reeder made 14 plate appearances for the Red Stockings in 1884 while the team still played in the American Association.
On this day in 1926, the Reds bought first baseman Wally Pipp from the New York Yankees for $7,500. Pipp is best known for missing a game with a headache on June 2, 1925. Some guy named Lou Gehrig filled in for Pipp and held on to the starting job for another 2,129 games.
On this day in 1969, former major league player Delino DeShields was born in Seaford, DE. DeShields currently manages the Reds' AA affiliate - the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
On this day in 1974, former big league reliever Ray King was born in Chicago. The Reds drafted King in 1995, but sent him to Atlanta in 1996 to complete a trade.
Ken earned the point last time.
1) Wally Pipp led the American League in home runs in 1916 and 1917. What were his two league-leading totals? You do not have to match the answers to the season, but you must get both answers right in one attempt to receive the point.