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December 29, 1933 - Reds acting president Larry MacPhail tries to purchase the contract of Babe Ruth from the New York Yankees. MacPahil wanted to bring Ruth to Cincinnati as a player-manager, but Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert wouldn't release the Bambino from his contractual obligations.
Ruth played one more season with the Yankees and hit .288 with 22 homers in 125 games played. He was eventually sold to the Boston Braves on February, 26, 1935.
The Reds took another run at Ruth prior to the 1936 campaign, but he opted to stay retired instead.
Ruth is widely considered the greatest baseball player to ever lace 'em up. In 22 years in the league, 15 of which came with New York, Ruth tallied a ridiculous lifetime slash line of .342/.474/.690 with 714 homers, 2,213 RBI, 506 doubles, and a whopping 136 triples.
He was also an outstanding pitcher when he took the mound as well. Most of his pitching appearances came in his early years as a member of Boston, though. He po...
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Seth Mejias-Brean was not in the Reds system when the year began, but joined the organization after being drafted in 2012. The Reds sent him to Billings where he helped lead the Mustangs offense.
The Reds didn’t sign Mejias-Brean immediately, but he was ready to go by the time July rolled around. And was he ever ready to go. In 22 games on the month he went out and hit .388/.454...
Many events transpired in 2012 that made this year a good one for Reds fans. Not only did we all survive doomsday as the Mayans had predicted, but we also got to witness a plethora of memorable Reds moments too. We saw Aroldis Chapman emerge into arguably the most dominant closer in the game, a 97-win season, a home run hit with no hands by Todd Frazier, a bounceback season from...
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo recently penned a great piece which he highlights the 10 most impressive major league rosters heading into 2013. The Washington Nationals top the list, and even the Kansas City Royals make an appearance at No. 10, but the Reds come in ranked No. 2 in Cafardo's rankings.
Here's an excerpt of what he had to say about the reigning NL Central...
The World Baseball Classic is set to get underway next March, and while a few Reds will be participating, newcomer Shin-Soo Choo will apparently not.
South Korea dropped Choo from their WBC roster on Wednesday per Choo's request. The 30-year outfielder asked to leave the team so he could concentrate on preparing for the regular season with his new club.
Choo was acquired...
Although there isn't much to report on in Reds-related news, there are some Reds-related links floating around the 'net. Here is a collection of the more notable ones:
+ ESPN's Jayson Stark rounded up some of the best "Strange But True" moments from the 2012 MLB season and stuffed them into one post. I'd highly recommend checking it out. His post includes...
by: Dan Howard
OCTOBER 21, 1976 – The Cincinnati Reds, behind Johnny Bench’s two home runs, finish off the New York Yankees for their second straight World Championship. During the post-game celebration, Reds President and GM Bob Howsam made a profound statement to the media. With the advent of free agency he did not know how he would have the ability to keep...
From Wicked Local
It’s not the River Eels, but high-level baseball is coming to the town Plymouth, after all.
The town recently reached an agreement with the New England Collegiate Baseball League for the brand new Plymouth Pilgrims to start play in the summer of 2013 on the lighted Babe Ruth baseball diamond at Forges Field.
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