This Day in Reds History: Blackwell blanks the Braves

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On this day in Reds history, Ewell Blackwell tossed a no-hitter.

On this day in 1939, former Red Art Jacobs made his first and last major league appearance. The 36-year old rookie allowed one run in one inning of work on two hits and a walk to the Boston Bees in the first game of a doubleheader at Crosley Field. Despite the rocky outing, Jacobs closed the door for the Reds as Cincinnati won, 12-6.

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On this day in 1947, Reds Hall of Famer Ewell Blackwell struck out three and walked four, but managed to no-hit the Braves at Crosley Field. Babe Young homered twice for the CIncinnati while Frank Baumholtz went four-for-five with two runs as the Reds won, 6-0.

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On this day in 1975, former Red Felix Heredia was born in Barahona, Barahona, Dominican Republic. The lefty reliever played for six teams in his 10-year career. He hurled 72 innings of 3.00 ERA (138 ERA+) ball for CIncinnati in 2003.

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On this day in 1996, the Reds released Vince Coleman.

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On this day in 1999, Greg Vaughn walloped one over the wall to lead the Reds to a 7-1 rout of the Brewers. Eddie Taubensee doubled twice and Barry Larkin added another two-bagger to contribute to the cause.

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On this day in 2002, former Red Kirk Saarloos made his major league debut with the Oakland A's. Saarloos spent the 2007 season in Cincinnati, but he struggled with his control, walking four batters per nine innings. He posted a 7.17 ERA (65 ERA+) in only 42.2 innings.

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