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1) Originally named the "Red Stockings" upon their founding in 1882, the franchise was part of the American Association from 1882-89 before joining the National League in 1890. The AA was eventually dissolved shortly thereafter in 1891.
2) Charles Comiskey, a Baseball HOF inductee (Class of 1939), a key founder of the American League and former owner of the Chicago White Sox of which Comiskey Park (1910-1991) was named after him, served as a player/manager for the Reds during the 1892-94 seasons compiling a 202-206 record.
3) Three other Baseball HOF's (inducted as players) have also served as Reds managers in the franchise's history. Bid McPhee acted as manager from 1901-02 (79-124), Christy Matthewson from 1916-19 (164-176), and Roger Hornsby from 1952-53 (91-106). As you can see, all three had losing managerial records for the team.
4) The organization has never had a Cy Young Award Winner since the award's inception back in 1956
BEST OF MAXIM
Jay Bruce's huge week didn't go unnoticed as the slugger garnered National League Player of the Week honors for the period ending April 29th. The announcement was made on MLB Network earlier today.
Here's the snippet regarding Bruce from the press release:
Bruce hit .476 (10-for-21) in six games last week, leading the Majors in slugging percentage (1.143...
The switch-hitting Hamilton highlights a group of
minor leaguers who have been red-hot to begin the year
Life as a minor leaguer isn't always as grand as one might think. Whether it be playing in front of a sparse crowd, laboring through an 8-hour bus ride with torn-up seats, or just scraping by with their modest paychecks, the life of a minor league baseball player...
My Daughter at the Reds game with Dad.
The weather may have been a little iffy, but as it cleared up into a really nice day, the Reds also turned it into a really nice day.
Mat Latos had another rough outing, giving up 10 hits and 5 runs in 6 1/3 innings. He had this to say:
“I felt a little under the weather today,” Latos said. “I was just out there trying to grind for the...
Bakersfield's winning streak matches
the Hall of Famer's jersey number.
Louisville 2 Norfolk 1
-Jeff Francis (2-2) was dealing Friday night tossing eight innings of one-run baseball, while striking out nine for the Louisville Bats (8-14). Josh Judy got his first save with a scoreless ninth.
-3B Mike Costanzo was the offense, going 2-3 with a two-run home run in the...
A 12th straight win was not to be for Bakersfield.
Louisville 9 Norfolk 2
-The Bats (9-14) got their second strong pitching performance and second win in a row, as Sean Gallagher (1-2) struck out eight over seven innings, allowing two earned runs. Kanekoa Texeira and Jordan Smith pitched the final two scoreless innings.
-3B Mike Costanzo had two hits including his third home...
4/29 Game Review
Louisville lost 7-4. Box Score
Daryl Jones went 1-4 with a solo HR (3).
Neftali Soto went 3-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI.
Corky Miller went 1-4 with a double and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with an RBI.
Chad Reineke allowed 2 unearned runs in 6 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
The bullpen hurt the Bats in the game as Carlos Fisher allowed 3 earned...
4/28 Game Review
Louisville won 9-2. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run.
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with an RBI.
Mike Costanzo went 2-4 with a solo HR (6), walk and 2 runs.
Felix Perez went 1-1 with 2 runs scored.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 2-3 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI.
Sean Gallagher allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with...
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Houston Astros today 6-5, taking the weekend series. That is the Reds’ third consecutive series win and has their record back at .500 at 11-11.
Mat Latos started for the Reds and was bad again. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs from 10 hits, including 2 home runs, and struck out 4. On the season, Latos has started five games, but only one...
[Cincinnati.com] [Better Off Red] [Mark Sheldon]
Couple of random take home points about yesterday’s game, which was one of my favorite Reds games I’ve been to:
It was the best game that Jay Bruce has had that I’ve been to, if you’re not counting his MLB debut. The home run was a bomb. The defensive double-play assist. The double down the line. Four RBI’s...
From the CPL
In 2011, the Coastal Plain League featured eight former players that debuted in Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, April 25, the CPL saw its first alum of the 2012 season debut in J.J. Hoover of the Cincinnati Reds.
The 6-3, 230-pound Hoover, who played for the Wilson Tobs in 2007, pitched a scoreless sixth inning in relief for the Reds in their 4-2 win over...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game and drove in four runs to back Johnny Cueto's solid effort as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros, 6-0 on Saturday.
Bruce had a two-run double and Brandon Phillips added two hits for the Reds, who had lost the first two games of a 10-day, nine-game homestand.
Cueto (3-0) wasn't dominant, allowing...
It's hard enough to grab a home run ball, the odd's are stacked against you from the get-go. But try doing it while holding the precious cargo known as your daughter. That's exactly what this Reds fanatic attempted to do last Thursday when Jay Bruce deposited this ball over the outfield wall.
Not only did he fail to secure the catch (he held onto...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce's fourth home run in four games lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 comeback win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Bruce hit reliever Fernando Rodriguez's (0-3) first pitch 381 feet into the right field seats for his seventh homer of the season. Bruce has hit home runs in a career-high four consecutive games, one short of tying Cincinnati'...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jose Altuve drove in two runs with a triple and a double, leading Wandy Rodriguez and the Houston Astros past the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Friday night.
Jed Lowrie also had two hits for the Astros, who have won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game winning streak April 7-9. Houston hit .316 during three games in Milwaukee this week and had 14 hits...
The Cincinnati Reds managed to make the opening game of the series against the Houston Astros look a lot closer than it really … [visit site to read more]