This Day in Reds History: Happy birthday, Corky Miller!

Jim McIsaac

On this day in 1918, the Reds acquired outfielder Lee Magee from the St. Louis Browns as part of a three-team trade. The Yankees sent outfielder Tim Hendryx to St. Louis while Cincinnati sent a player to be named later to New York. Cincinnati shipped catcher Tommy Clarke to New York in April to complete the deal.

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On this day in 1919, Cincinnati picked up lefty Slim Sallee from the Giants off of the waiver wire. Sallee was a successful pitcher during the deadball era and had his last good season with the Reds in 1919. He played for the Reds in 1920 as well, but couldn't replicate his success from 1919. The Giants reacquired Sallee from the Reds late in the 1920 season via waivers.

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On this day in 1941, the Reds bought catcher Johnny Riddle from the Yankees. Riddle would appear in 34 games for the Reds in 1941, 1944, and 1945 combined. He would later return to Cincinnati as a coach for the 1958 season (Wikipedia).

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On this day in 1946, Cincinnati purchased infielder Claude Corbitt from Brooklyn.

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On this day in 1948, former Red Fritz Von Kolnitz died in Mount Pleasant, SC at the age of 54.

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On this day in 1969, the Reds sold right-hander Bill Kelso to the Red Sox.

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On this day in 1976, Corky Miller was born in Yucaipa, CA.

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On this day in 1993, former Red Buck Jordan died in Salisbury, NC at the age of 86.

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ken earned the point last Wednesday.

1) Corky Miller has hit 11 career home runs. In what stadium has he hit the most (4)?

2) Miller has hit one home run off of a Hall of Fame pitcher. Who was the pitcher?

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