On this day in 1921, former Red Pop Corkhill died in Pennsauken, NJ at the age of 62. Corkhill played in the outfield for Cincinnati from 1883 to 1888 and again in 1891.
On this day in 1953, former Red Larry Benton died in Amberley, OH at the age of 55. Benton pitched for the Reds from 1930 to 1934.
On this day in 1987, Jay Bruce was born in Beaumont, TX.
On this day in 1989, Ken Griffey, Jr. made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners. Griffey went one for three with a double, a run, and a walk in 3-2 loss to Oakland.
On this day in 1990, the Reds traded infielder Jeff Richardson and pitcher Mike Roesler to the Pirates for outfielder and eventual 1990 Babe Ruth Award winner, Billy Hatcher.
On this day in 2008, Johnny Cueto made his major league debut with the Reds. Cueto earned his first career win after throwing seven innings of one-hit, one-run baseball while striking out 10 Diamondbacks in a 3-2 win.
On this day in 2012, the Reds acquired Alfredo Simon off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.