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This Day in Reds History: Lutz debuts

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Jeff Curry

On this day in 1877, the Reds temporarily acquired outfielder and pitcher Jack Manning from the Boston Red Stockings (Braves) on a loan. Cincinnati sent him back to Boston before the 1878 season. I'm not sure when the practice of loaning players died out in baseball. Does anyone know? I'm fairly certain that teams still loaned players out as late as the early 1900s.

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On this day in 1913, Cincinnati wore the uniforms of the Chicago White Sox after the Reds forgot to pack their own uniforms for a series against the Cubs at Chicago's West Side Ground. The Cubs defeated the Reds, 7 - 2.

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On this day in 1929, former Red Steve Ridzik was born in Yonkers, NY.

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On this day in 1933, Cincinnati lost center fielder Taylor Douthit when the Cubs claimed him off of waivers.

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On this day in 1934, former Red Augie Galan made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs. Galan was a productive batter who hit for average and could take a walk. In three different seasons, he drew more than 100 walks and twice led the league in the category. Galan had a very good season with Cincinnati in 1947. He hit .314/.449/.416 (138 wRC+) and walked 94 times while striking out just 19, which is a ratio of nearly 5:1. Galan was even more potent at the plate in 1948 with the Reds, but made just 107 plate appearances that season. He played in just 34 games in 1949 before retiring to the Pacific Coast League (he was originally from Berkeley).

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On this day in 1960, the Reds sold outfielder Pete Whisenant to the Indians.

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On this day in 1974, former Red Hector Mercado was born in Catano, Puerto Rico.

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On this day in 2013, Donald Lutz became the first big league ballplayer to have been raised in Germany. Lutz pinch-hit for Mat Latos in the top of the seventh and grounded out to second base. The Reds went on to defeat St. Louis, 2 -1.