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On this day in 1900, former Red and Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley was born in Oglesby, IL.

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On this day in 1912, the Reds lost outfielder Elmer Miller when the Cardinals claimed him off of the waiver wire.

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On this day in 1917, Cincinnati bought outfielder and Olympic champion Jim Thorpe from the New York Giants.

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On this day in 1940, the game between the Reds and Cardinals at Crosley Field is cancelled when the Ohio River floods Cincinnati. The next day's game will also be cancelled.

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On this day in 1950, Joe Adcock made his major league debut with the Reds against the Pirates at Forbes Field. He went 2-4 with a double. Catcher Johnny Pramesa drove in three runs for the Reds, one on a sacrifice fly and two on a dinger in the top of the sixth. Unfortunately, Cincinnati couldn't muster any other runs. Pittsburgh's Cliff Chambers went the distance, and the Buccos beat the Reds, 5 - 3.

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On this day in 1967, former Red Rheal Cormier was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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On this day in 1978, Joe Morgan committed an error for the first time in 91 games. His record streak had started on July 6, 1977.

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On this day in 1992, former Red Deron Johnson died in Poway, CA at the age of 53. His best season came with the Reds in 1965 when he hit .287/.340/.515 (130 wRC+) and led baseball with 130 RBIs.

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On this day in 2000, the Reds lost to the Dodgers for the 1,000th time in club history. Los Angeles was the only visiting NL team to record a winning record at Riverfront Stadium.

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On this day in 2002, former Red Jung Bong made his major league debut with the Braves.

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On this day in 2008, the Reds fired general manager Wayne Krivsky and replaced him with Walt Jocketty.