TDIRH: Dock Ellis gets down, does the do

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On this day in Reds history, 19th century legend King Kelly debuted.

On this day in 1878, Hall of Famer King Kelly made his major league debut with the Reds. Kelly played in the Queen City from 1878 to 1879 and again in 1891 with the short lived Cincinnati Kelly's Killers club.

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On this day in 1879, former Cincinnati Outlaw Red (Union Assocation) Jack Glasscock made his major league debut with the Cleveland Blues.

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On this day in 1883, former Red Stocking Pop Corkhill made his major league debut with Cincinnati.

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On this day in 1891, the Reds played the Spiders in the first game ever at Cleveland's League Park. The Spiders defeated the Reds, 12-3, and Cy Young earned the win for Cleveland.

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On this day in 1959, the Redlegs traded leftfielder Del Ennis to the White Sox for lefty Don Rudolph and outfielder Lou Skizas.

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On this day in 1969, Houston's Don Wilson no-hits the Reds one day after Jim Maloney threw a no-hitter for Cincinnati. The Astros won, 4-0. Joe Morgan went one for three with a run and a walk for the Astros.

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On this day in 1974, Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis beans Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Dan Driessen in order to lead off the game. Ellis proceeded to throw at Tony Perez, but the "Big Dog" was able to avoid the pitches and drew a walk. Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh pulled Ellis during the following at-bat against Johnny Bench. Ellis stated that the wild outing was an attempt to motivate the Pirates, saying: "We gonna get down. We gonna do the do. I'm going to hit these m*****f******." The Reds went on to win, 5-3.

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On this day in 1979, former Red Brandon Claussen was born in Rapid City, SD.

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