This Day in Reds History: Cincy grabs Groh from New York

Heinie Groh - cincinnativiews.net

On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati acquired Heinie Groh in a trade with the Giants.

On this day in 1891, the Reds turned a game-ending triple play to beat the Giants, 8-3.

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On this day in 1893, the Reds played the Colonels in the inaugural game at Louisville's new Parkland Field. Cincinnati defeated Louisville, 3-1.

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On this day in 1901, Reds Hall of Famer Noodles Hahn recorded 16 strikeouts to set the club record. The Reds defeated the Boston Beaneaters, 4-3.

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On this day in 1913, the Reds traded righty Art Fromme to the Giants for righty Red Ames, outfielder Josh Devore, and third baseman Heinie Groh. This was an outstanding trade for Cincinnati as Fromme played only three more replacement level seasons before his major league career was over. However, Ames had three good years for Cincinnati while Groh went on to become one of the team's greatest third basemen and a member of the Reds Hall of Fame.

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On this day in 1934, the Reds traded outfielder Art Ruble to the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League for leftfielder Harlin Pool and a player to be named later.

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On this day in 2002, Louisville Bat Mark Prior made his major league debut with the Cubs. He allowed only two runs across six innings to earn the win as Chicago defeated Pittsburgh, 7-4. Prior also struck out 10 while walking only two.

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