This Day in Reds History: Cincy sends Marquard packing

Rube Marquard, unknown date - http://upload.wikimedia.org/

On this day in 1922, the Reds acquired righty Jack Scott from the Braves in exchange for Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Marquard and infielder Larry Kopf. This sounds like a bad trade for the Reds, but Marquard was nearing the end of his career and was never all that great in the first place. He was a good pitcher to be sure, though he really wasn't any better than someone like Bronson Arroyo. Marquard is in the Hall of Fame, because he made up some stories in The Glory of Their Times.

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On this day in 1927, former Red Herm Wehmeier was born in Cincinnati. He walked the most batters in the National League in three separate seasons.

Also on this day in 1927, former Red Luis Arroyo was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico.

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On this day in 1930, former Red Frank House was born in Bessemer, AL.

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On this day in 1970, Cincinnati sent lefty Steve Mingori to the Indians for infielder Jay Ward.

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On this day in 1973, former Red Shawn Estes was born in San Bernardino, CA.

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On this day in 1974, the Reds traded infielder Denis Menke to the Astros for right-hander Pat Darcy. BK wrote about Darcy just the other day.

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On this day in 1975, former Red Chad Moeller was born in Upland, CA.

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On this day in 1990, former Red Didi Gregorius was born in Amsterdam.

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Kevin Mitchell is Batman and RoastBeefKazenzakis each earned a point last Wednesday.

In addition to Herm Wehmeier, two other Reds pitchers have led the league in walks multiple times. Who are they? Each pitcher is worth a point. One is pretty easy, and the other is pretty difficult.

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