This Day in Reds History

This Day in Reds History: Keppinger to Houston

On this day in 1867, former Red Piggy Ward was born in Chambersburg, PA. On this day in 1904, catcher Peaches O'Neill made his major league debut with the Reds. He would appear in just seven...

TDIRH: Pete Rose homers in Gary Nolan's debut

On this day in 1931, Hall of Famer Ernie Lombardi made his major league debut with the Dodgers. Brooklyn traded him to Cincinnati in March of 1932, and the "Schnozz" had 10 very productive seasons...

TDIH: Reds deal Corky (Valentine)!

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...

This Day in History: Joey Votto signs mega-deal

On this day in 1925, the Reds lost outfielder George Burns when the Phillies claimed him off of waivers. Burns was a patient hitter who often hit in the lead-off spot for John McGraw's Giants in...

This Day in Reds History: Cincy inks Maloney

On this day in 1922, former Red Leech Maskrey died in Mercer, PA at the age of 68. On this day in 1959, the Redlegs signed Jim Maloney. When healthy, Maloney was one of the greatest pitchers in...

This Day in History: Roush returns to Cincinnati

On this day in 1869, former Red Jack McCarthy was born in Hardwick, MA. On this day in 1931, the Reds claimed Hall of Fame center fielder Edd Roush off of the waiver wire from the New York...

TDIRH: 19th century pitching stalwart is born

On this day in 1868, former Red Frank Dwyer was born in Lee, MA. Dwyer pitched for the Cincinnati Kelly's Killers in the team's one season of existence in 1891. He was a fairly capable hitter for a...

TDIRH: Happy birthday to two recent Reds catchers

On this day in 1881, Billy Maharg was born in Philadelphia. He made just two plate appearances in his career. One of them came as a replacement player for Detroit when the Tiger regulars went on...

This Day in Reds History: Happy birthday, Corky!

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...

This Day in Reds History: Cincy signs Tony Perez

On this day in 1960, the Reds signed Hall of Famer Tony Perez. I would guess that most everyone would pick Perez as the first basemen on Cincinnati's all-time team (though I suppose you would pick...

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TDIRH: Kuhn says Aaron will play in Cincinnati

On this day in 1919, the Reds signed utility player Claude Davidson. He never appeared in a game with the Reds. On this day in 1922, former Red Joe Gerhardt died in Middletown, NY at the age of...

TDIRH: Jerry Hairston, Jr. joins the Reds

On this day in 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers kicked off the team's spring training in Bear Mountain, NY. The Reds and six other Midwestern teams would prepare for the season in Indiana. Major league...

TDIRH: Jack Hannahan is born in St. Paul

On this day in 1884, the National League owners reached an agreement to supply a separate bench to each team during ballgames. The owners hoped to reduce the amount of interaction between the...

This Day in History: Reds re-sign Joe Oliver

On this day in 1967, former Red Scott Service was born in Cincinnati, OH. Service spent four years in Cincinnati as a barely serviceable reliever. He posted a 4.50 ERA (93 ERA+) in 102 innings with...

This Day in History: Happy birthday, Paul O'Neill!

On this day in 1963, former Red Paul O'Neill was born in Columbus, OH. The 1990 Reds were an interesting team in that many of the team's best players were one-year wonders. O'Neill was an exception...

TDIRH: Cincy chases away the game's biggest cheat

On this day in 1919, the Reds sent first baseman Hal Chase to the Giants for first baseman Walter Holke and catcher Bill Rariden. Holke and Rariden were unremarkable players, but this was an...

TDIRH: Cincy sends Marquard packing

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...

This Day in History: Happy birthday, Todd Frazier!

On this day in 1903, former Red Chick Hafey was born in Berkeley, CA. On this day in 1935, the Reds released right-hander Ray Kolp. He was a swingman, often starting 10 or so games while also...

This Day in Reds History: Kiki Cuyler dies

On this day in 1904, the Reds sold Hall of Fame first baseman Jake Beckley to the Cardinals. Beckley's career had an odd shape. He never had a truly great season, and he was probably never the best...

TDIRH: Appreciating Roberto Petagine

On this day in 1897, former Red Old Hoss Radbourn died in Bloomington, IL at the age of 42. On this day in 1929, former Red Al Worthington was born in Birmingham, AL. On this day in 1930,...

This Day in History: Reds find a 2B in Frey

On this day in 1909, the Reds bought shortstop Bill "Professor" Moriarty from the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League. He would appear in six games for the Reds in 1909, which were the...

This Day in History: Reds re-sign Ron Oester

On this day in 1919, former Red Hank Edwards was born in Elmwood Place, OH. On this day in 1936, the Reds sold catcher Billy Sullivan to the Indians. Sullivan spent the entirety of his 12-year...

This Day in Reds History: George Wright is born

On this day in 1847, original Red Stocking George Wright was born in Yonkers, NY. He was one of the best players in the National Association from the day the first professional league started play...

TDIRH: Cincinnati inks Arredondo

On this day in 1959, former Red Ken Williams died in Grants Pass, OR at the age of 68. On this day in 1981, the Reds traded third baseman Mike Grace and outfielder John Hale to the Orioles for...

This Day in Reds History: Cincy sends Cesar to KC

On this day in 1879, former Red Snake Deal was born in Lancaster, PA. On this day in 1899, former Red Lew Fonseca was born in Oakland, CA. On this day in 1922, former Red Sam Mele was born in...

TDIRH: Remembering Jimmy Sheckard

On this day in 1913, former Red Icicle Reeder died in Cincinnati at the age of 55. On this day in 1926, the Reds bought first baseman Wally Pipp from the New York Yankees for $7,500. Although...

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