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One of the perks of having the oldest franchise in professional sports is the long list of unusual names that have played for the team. Throughout it's 143-year history, the Cincinnati Reds have accumulated a who's-who of outrageous player names.
And for your viewing and reading pleasure, I've compiled a 25-man roster full of the best I could find. Caution: If you don't find some of the following names to be amusing, I seriously question (with the utmost respect) if you have any sense of humor at all.
Cincinnati Reds All-Time, All-Name Team
C - *Bubbles Hargrave (1921-28)
1B - Snake Deal (1906)
2B - Chappy Charles (1909-10)
SS - Pee-Wee Wanninger (1927)
3B - Skeeter Barnes (1983-84, '89)
LF - Buttercup Dickerson (1978-79)
CF - Icicle Reeder (1884)
RF - Jim Greengrass (1952-55)
P - Mysterious Walker (1910)
INF - Pokey Reese (1997-2001)
INF - Cookie Rojas (1962)
C - Spud Davis (1937-38)
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Louisville lost 1-0. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk.
Denis Phipps went 1-2 with a walk.
Chad Reineke threw 7 shutout innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Curtis Partch allowed a run in 2 innings with a walk and a strikeout.
The Bats offense continued to struggle and the Bats wasted a great pitching performance by Chad Reineke. Billy Hamilton drew a walk...
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Join Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in the fight against breast cancer.
Fans 18 years and older are encouraged to submit stories about how they, or someone they know, are "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" and why they would like to be an "Honorary Bat Girl" for the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, May 12, which...
Frazier’s home run wasn’t just a total bomb at 480 feet, it was also the only run scored by either team. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
The Reds won the day game to take the series from the Cubs. Mat Latos was great. Todd Frazier hit a 480-foot homer. The baseball gods were just generally smiling. Read the whole game wrap, complete with pictures of a sad Cub!
Louisville lost 7-3. Box Score
Emmanuel Burriss went 2-4 with a walk.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with a run.
Neftali Soto went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with adouble and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-4 with an RBI.
Nevin Ashley went 1-4 with 2 RBI.
Sean Marshall (rehab) threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
Mike MacDougal threw 1.2 shutout innings.
MLB News: The Cincinnati Reds left handed pitcher Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list Friday. Having a weak throwing shoulder, the rest should do Marshall plenty of good. But seeing is believing though, and until he helps support a strong back end to the Cincinnati bullpen, nothing should be taken for granted.
Fantasy Ramifications: Marhsall holds no true fantasy value other...
Bronson Arroyo waits for a new ball after Bryce Harper lost one in the seats.It took until the fifth start of the 2013 season, but Bronson Arroyo’s evil, incompetent twin Badrroyo finally made his first appearance. Arroyo pitched six innings, allowing nine hits, six runs–five earned, while striking out two. It was a bad performance that the Reds’ offense had no hope of overcoming...
Look, man, it’s not them; it’s you. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Reds began a visit with the Washington Nationals on the wrong foot yesterday, losing 1-8. They left Bronson Arroyo out there for 6.0 innings, even though the 6 runs (5 earned) he allowed came in the second and third innings. I guess they figured there was plenty of time to make it up?
But that would require...
The Reds took the game and the series from the Cubs yesterday, but just barely.
Mat Latos was great and finally got a win for his efforts. He put in 7.0+ innings and allowed 0 runs on 4 hits and a walk. One of those hits and the walk were to the first two guys he faced in the eighth, though, so it was a good time to bring in Jonathan Broxton for three quick outs. Aroldis Chapman...
Washington (AP) -- Cincinnati left fielder Chris Heisey left the Reds' game against the Washington Nationals Saturday in the third inning with a strained right hamstring.
Heisey appeared to suffer the injury when he grounded into a double play to end the top of the second inning.
Reds manager Dusty Baker and trainer Paul Lessard came out to check on Heisey, who remained in the...
Incredibly the Reds rotation did not miss a start all of last season. That streak has already ended this year when Tony Cingrani replaced injured Johnny Cueto. Chad Reineke had a shutout appearance last night and the Louisville rotation appears ready if a second call is needed.
On Friday night, the Cincinnati Reds saw something the franchise hasn't experienced in more than 113 years.
If they're lucky, it won't happen again for another 113 years.
Washington's Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season and the Nationals limited the Cincinnati Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory on Friday...
Tony Cingrani started the fourth inning with a strikeout, but the batter reached on a wild pitch. The next hitter doubled, and after striking out Bryce Harper, another batter walked to load the bases.
But as he always does, Cingrani kept attacking.
With the bases loaded, Cingrani threw only one ball while striking out Ian Desmond and threw only one more ball while striking out...
May 7th, 2009:
I tried to be sneaky tonight by taking a prop bet that Bryce Harper would NOT homer off Bronson Arroyo. You figure that Arroyo is a veteran pitcher who should know better than to pitch to the one hitter in the Nationals cold lineup who can hurt you. What resulted was one of the longest home runs that Bryce Harper has ever hit.
After the ball landed on the centerfield...
The Nats offense reignited on Saturday following a game where Jordan Zimmermann pitched so well that the offense never even had to light up to earn the win. The Nats ran Reds starter Mike Leake from the game early en route to a 6-3 victory, a series win, and an opportunity for a four-game sweep in Sunday’s day game.
Dan Haren helped his own cause early on the offensive side...
by: Dan Howard
The 2013 baseball season is well into its fourth week and here are my observations, sprinkled with a few random notes, from what has been a pretty good season thus far.
Good News! The Cincinnati Reds have won 12 of 16 at Great American Ballpark this season. The Reds are on pace to win 61 home games this year.
Bad News! After Thursday’s...