This Day in Reds History: Cincy deals Corky (Valentine)!

Will Venable: The Reds signed his father on this day. Yes, I know using this photo is a stretch. - Denis Poroy

On this day in 1956, the Reds sent right fielder Bob "Hurricane" Hazle and a player to be named later to the Milwaukee Braves for first baseman George Crowe. Cincinnati later sent right-hander Corky Valentine to Milwaukee to finalize the transaction. Hazle is notable for his red-hot performance down the stretch for the Braves in 1957. Milwaukee called him up at the end of July, and he went on a tear, hitting .403 with seven home runs and 12 doubles (.649 slugging average) in 41 games for the team. The Braves catapulted into first place, won the pennant, and took home the World Series crown as well. Hazle struggled in the Series and played in the majors for only one more lackluster season.

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On this day in 1969, former Red Pedro Borbon made his major league debut with the California Angels.

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On this day in 1970, Wayne Simpson made his major league debut with the Reds. He struck out two and allowed just two hits in a shutout against the Dodgers in L.A. Cincinnati defeated the Dodgers, 3 - 0.

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On this day in 1985, former Red Mariano Duncan made his major league debut with the Dodgers.

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On this day in 1986, Kal Daniels made his major league debut with Cincinnati. He pinch-hit for Tracy Jones in the bottom of the 11th inning. In true Kal Daniels fashion, he drew a walk against Steve "Bedrock" Bedrosian. Philadelphia defeated Cincinnati, 5 - 3.

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On this day in 1987, the Reds signed outfielder Max Venable. He's the father of the Padres' Will Venable.

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