On this day in 1899, the Reds released catcher Farmer Vaughn (Vin Scully: "And that caught stealing is brought to you by Farmer Vaughn.") Although he had a cup of coffee with the Reds in their American Association days in 1886, it would be six more years until Vaughn joined the club for good. In between, he played for Louisville and the Cincinnati Kelly's Killers in the AA, and New York in the Players' League. His second stint with the Reds lasted eight seasons, from 1892 to 1899. During that time, he hit .285/.319/.385 (85 OPS+). After the Reds released him, Vaughn returned to the minor leagues until 1906. He died in Cincinnati in 1914 at the age of 49.
On this day in 1901, the Reds allowed a run in every inning as they lost to the Pirates, 11-2.
On this day in 1915, the Reds sold righty Red Ames to the Cardinals.
On this day in 1965, Joe Nuxhall took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Astros in Houston. Nuxhall finished with a one-hitter, striking out 11 and walking only two. Pete Rose drove in two runs with a triple in the top of the eighth to provide all of the game's scoring as the Reds won, 2-0.
Also on this day in 1965, former Red Joe Oliver was born in Memphis, TN. As a member of the Reds, Oliver hit .246/.298/.387 (84 OPS+) in over 2600 plate appearances.
On this day in 1973, former Red Stephen Larkin was born in Cincinnati. In Larkin's only big league game in 1998, he took the field with his brother Barry and the Boone brothers (Aaron and Bret) in the only all-brother infield in major league history.
On this day in 1978, Pete Rose rapped two singles to extend his hitting streak to 37 games, which tied Tommy Holmes' modern NL record. The rest of the Reds tacked on another 10 hits in a 5-3 win over the Mets at Shea Stadium.