On this day in 1907, former Red Vern Kennedy was born in Kansas City, MO. Kennedy joined Cincinnati midway into the 1945 season. He went 5-12 with a 4.00 ERA (94 ERA+) in over 157.2 innings for the Reds that season. 1945 was Kennedy's last season in the major leagues, but he played in the minor leagues for another nine years before retiring.
On this day in 1939, the Reds assigned first baseman Joe Mack to the Cardinals.
On this day in 1942, the Reds acquired infielder Joe Abreu from Birmingham in the Southern Association.
On this day in 1943, the Reds bought pitcher Dixie Howell from the Indians.
On this day in 1946, the Reds released Vern Kennedy on his 39th birthday.
On this day in 1959, the Redlegs released utility player Eddie Miksis.
On this day in 1982, the Reds sold right-hander Geoff Combe to the White Sox.
On this day in 1989, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth announced that baseball had started an investigation of Pete Rose. At the time, Ueberroth did not announce the charges against the former Red, but the inspection process eventually led to Rose's banishment from baseball due to his wagering on the sport.
On this day in 2006, the Reds traded WIly Mo Pena to the Red Sox for Bronson Arroyo.
Big Fat Fatty and ken each earned a point yesterday.
1) Bronson Arroyo has the highest HR/9 (1.33) among Red starters (min. 500 IP). Who has the second highest HR/9?
2) Bronson Arroyo is second in home runs allowed (220) by a Red starter (min. 500 IP). Who has allowed the most home runs as a Red?