This Day in Reds History: Cincy inks Maloney

Jim Maloney - http://www.tradingcarddb.com

On this day in 1922, former Red Leech Maskrey died in Mercer, PA at the age of 68.

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On this day in 1959, the Redlegs signed Jim Maloney. When healthy, Maloney was one of the greatest pitchers in Cincinnati history. The high mound and large strike zone of the mid-1960s was probably partly responsible for Maloney's success. He always struggled with control, twice leading the league in wild pitches and walking nearly four batters per nine innings for his career. In 1965, his best season, he walked 110 batters. However, he thrived in that time period as he struck out batters at a tremendous rate. He lead the league with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 1963.

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On this day in 1992, the Reds released infielder Al Newman.

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On this day in 1996, umpire John McSherry tragically died on Opening Day during a game between the Reds and the Expos at Riverfront Stadium.

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On this day in 2007, Cincinnati released right-hander Dustin Hermanson.

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On this day in 2012, Cincinnati traded third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves for reliever J.J. Hoover.

Also on this day in 2012, former Red Jerry Lynch died in Austell, GA at the age of 81. Lynch spent seven years in the outfield for the Reds.

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Quone, the finest muffins, and BK each earned a point last time.

I'm behind on tallying the trivia scores, but I will hopefully be able to announce the winner tomorrow.

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