On this day in 1862, former Red and Kelly's Killer Ed Crane was born in Boston.
On this day in 1897, the Reds signed Hall of Famer Jake Beckley. The Giants had released him just a few days before for some reason. He was hitting .302 with New York at the time. Beckley went on to play another 11 seasons in the majors. The Reds are inducting him into the team's Hall of Fame later this summer.
On this day in 1948, former Red Gary Nolan was born in Herlong, CA.
On this day in 1994, former Red Gabe White made his major league debut with the Montreal Expos.
On this day in 1996, Cincinnati dealt reliever Chuck McElroy to the Angels for closer Lee Smith.
On this day in 1997, Brett Tomko made his big league debut with the Reds. He allowed 2 runs in 6 innings against the Phillies at Cinergy Field. Tomko struck out 3, walked 2, and gave up a home run to Rico Brogna. Unfortunately for Tomko, his solid start was not enough to earn his first career win. Curt Schilling went the distance and struck out 11 Reds to lead the Phils to a 2 -1 victory.
On this day in 2008, Jay Bruce made his major league debut at the age of 21. He went 3 - 3 with a double, a stolen base, and 2 walks. Adam Dunn launched a 2-run homer, and the Reds tallied 10 singles as a team to defeat the Pirates, 9 - 6. Johnny Cueto allowed 3 runs in 5 innings and picked up the win.
On this day in 2012, Todd Frazier hit his famous no-handed home run against the Rockies. The two teams combined for 9 home runs, and Cincinnati defeated Colorado, 7 - 5. This game is also notable for being Jamie Moyer's last major league appearance.