This Day in Reds History: Cincinnati seizes first World Series crown

Raising the 1919 pennant - http://www.blacksoxfan.com/

On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati took advantage of Chicago's less-than-stellar effort to win the 1919 World Series.

On this day in 1919, the White Sox threw game eight of the World Series to the Reds with reckless abandon. Chicago's Lefty Williams gave up three runs and four hits before manager Kid Gleason pulled him in favor of Big Bill James*, who allowed an inherited runner to score as well. The Reds would eventually go up 10-1 in the top of the eighth before the White Sox scored four meaningless runs in the bottom of the eighth. With a 10-5 win, the Reds clinched their first ever World Series championship.

*See! Those guys in the newspaper were right; Bill James did ruin baseball.

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On this day in 1924, former Red Jake Daubert died in Cincinnati at the age of 40.

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On this day in 1963, the Reds bought catcher Joe Campbell from the Houston Colt .45's. Campbell never appeared in a game with Cincinnati.

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On this day in 1969, former Red Don Hoak died in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 41.

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On this day in 2007, the Reds granted free agency to second baseman Mark Bellhorn.

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On this day in 2012, Homer Bailey struck out ten batters and allowed one run in seven innings against the Giants in game three of the divisional series. Unfortunately, the Reds' offense sputtered and collected only four hits on the night before Buster Posey scored the game-winning run on a Scott Rolen error in the bottom of the tenth. The Giants defeated the Reds, 2-1.

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Unmitigated Audacity earned the point yesterday. Joey Jay earned the win in the Reds' only victory in the 1961 World Series.

With the Reds' World Series championship in 1919, Cincinnati became the eighth major league team to win the World Series. Name the first seven teams to win the World Series. You must name all seven teams to earn the point.

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