This Day in Reds History: Dutch Ruether sits down the Sox

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On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati took the first game of the 1919 World Series.

On this day in 1919, the Reds played the White Sox in the first game of the World Series. Cincinnati's Dutch Ruether allowed six hits and picked up three of his own, including two triples. He drove in three runs as the Reds won 9-1.

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On this day in 1943, the Reds sold third baseman/shortstop Dee Phillips to the Boston Braves.

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On this day in 1954, the Redlegs traded outfielder Jim Bolger, lefty Harry Perkowski, and right fielder Ted Tappe to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Johnny Klippstein and righty Jim Willis. Klippstein was the only one that was more than a part-time player, and the Reds got three-plus good seasons out of him before trading him to the Dodgers. He would return to pitch 108 innings for the Reds in 1962.

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On this day in 1967, former Red Chuck McElroy was born in Port Arthur, TX. McElroy had his best season with the Reds in 1994 when he posted an ERA of 2.34 (180 ERA+) in 57 innings. He also picked up five saves that season.

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On this day in 1985, former Red Jeremy Horst was born in Cheyenne, WY.

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On this day in 1998, the Reds claimed lefty Eddie Priest off of waivers from the Indians.

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On this day in 2007, the Reds granted free agency to outfielder Dewayne Wise.

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On this day in 2011, former Red Johnny Schmitz died in Wausau, WI at the age of 90. He appeared in three games for the Reds in 1952.

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