On this day in 1867, former Red Wild Bill Widner was born in Cincinnati.
On this day in 1907, the Red faced St. Louis' Stoney McGlynn . . . twice. He tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener to defeat the Reds 1 - 0, but Cincinnati got to him in the late game and earned its revenge to the tune of 5 - 1.
On this day in 1970, former Red Jakie May died in Raleigh at the age of 74.
On this day in 1971, Chicago's Ken Holtzman no-hit the Reds in a 1 - 0 Cubs' win at Riverfront Stadium. Glenn Beckert drove in the deciding run for the Cubs, and Gary Nolan picked up the hard luck loss for the Reds. It was the second no-hitter of Holtzman's career.
On this day in 1980, the Reds drafted Danny Tartabull in the amateur draft.
On this day in 2008, Danny Ray Herrera made his major league debut with the Reds against the Phillies at the age of 23. Herrera struck out two and walked one in an inning of work at Citizens Bank Park. Although Herrera didn't allow a hit or a run, Cincinnati lost to Philadelphia, 3 - 2. Pat Burrell homered for the Phils off of Aaron Harang while Edwin Encarnacion doubled and homered for the Reds. Adam Eaton (no, not the one who plays for the White Sox now) picked up the win for Philadelphia. Tom Gordon (father of Dee) allowed a run in one frame, and Brad Lidge (remember him?) earned the save.