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This Day in Reds History: Janish bursts onto the scene

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On this day in 1858, former Red Bill "Gene" Tierney was born in Boston.

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On this day in 1903, Cincinnati signed leftfielder "Peekskill Pete" Cregan. According to Wikipedia, Peekskill is a small town in New York, and Cregan was from nearby Kingston, NY. I suspect that Cregan spent some amount of time in Peekskill, but I can't confirm this hypothesis. Cregan did play for both Kingston and Schenectady in the New York State League.

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On this day in 1917, former Red Bob Thurman was born in Kellyville, OK.

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On this day in 1922, former Red James Edwards made his big league debut with the Cleveland Indians.

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On this day in 1942, Hall of Famer Tony Perez was born in Camaguey, Cuba.

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On this day in 1949, former Red Mike Kahoe died in Akron, OH at the age of 75.

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On this day in 1952, former Red Red Dooin died in Rochester, NY at the age of 72.

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On this day in 1958, former Red and Kelly's Killer Billy Clingman died in Cincinnati at the age of 88.

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On this day in 1984, former Red Elmer Riddle died in Columbus, GA at the age of 69. He had a few good seasons with the Reds during the early 1940s. Riddle led the league in ERA (2.24), ERA+ (161), and won-lost percentage (.826) in 1941 and wins (21) in 1943.

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On this day in 1988, Cincinnati signed utility player Skeeter Barnes.

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On this day in 2008, former Red Jose Arredondo made his major league debut with the Angels. As of now, he's a free agent, and while I know that Arredondo struggled at AAA last season, I am surprised that another team hasn't kicked the tires on him.

Also on this day in 2008, Paul Janish made his big league debut with the Reds.

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On this day in 2013, Cincinnati signed centerfielder Luis Durango.