On this day in 1886, the Red Stockings shipped catcher/first baseman Jack Boyle and $350 to the St. Louis Browns (Cardinals) for outfielder Hugh Nicol.
On this day in 1910, the Reds traded Fred Beebe, Hans Lobert, Dode Paskert, and Jack Rowan to the Phillies in exchange for Johnny Bates, Eddie Grant, George McQuillan, and Lew Moren. Given that yesterday was Veterans Day, it's worth mentioning that "Harvard Eddie" Grant died in the Battle of the Argonne Forest near the end of the First World War on October 5, 1918 (Wikipedia).
On this day in 1964, Reds Hall of Famer Fred Hutchinson died in Bradenton, FL. He managed the Reds in parts of six seasons, posting a .544 winning percentage and skippering the team to the pennant in 1961. Before becoming a manager, he was a good pitcher for the Tigers in the late 1940s and early '50s. Hutchinson also served in the navy during World War II. He missed several seasons during the war, including 1945 when the Tigers won the World Series.
On this day in 1987, Mike Leake was born in San Diego, CA.
On this day in 2012, the Reds signed third baseman Mike Hessman.
Howie Feltersnatch earned the point last Wednesday. Danny Jackson, Chris Sabo, and Barry Larkin were Cincinnati's representatives in the 1988 All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium.
While with the Red Stockings in 1887, Hugh Nicol set a major league record that still stands. What is the record?