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This Day in Reds History: Cincy selects Votto in draft

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On this day in 1889, former Red Lee Magee was born in Cincinnati.

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On this day in 1892, former Red George Twombly was born in Boston.

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On this day in 1935, the Reds sold infielder Tony Piet to the White Sox.

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On this day in 1954, Cincinnati released lefty Ken Raffensberger.

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On this day in 1965, former Red Kurt Stillwell was born in Glendale, CA.

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On this day in 1989, former Red Xavier Hernandez made his major league debut with the Blue Jays. Hernandez made 62 relief appearances with Cincinnati across parts of two seasons in 1995 and '96.

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On this day in 2002, the Reds selected Joey Votto in the second round of the amateur draft.

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On this day in 2012, Reds Hall of Famer Pedro Borbon died in Pharr, TX at the age of 65.

Also on this day in 2012, the Reds released Jeff Francis.