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1970 World Series National League Championship Pennant NL West Champs #Cincinnati @Reds

1970 World Series National League Championship Pennant NL West Champs #Cincinnati @Reds

89 DAYS TO @REDS OPENING DAY, YOUR DAILY REDLEG: RIP Bob Howsam, 89, GM behind The Trade and architect of The Big Red Machine

Posted in The Daily Redleg: @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

Robert Lee Howsam

Cincinnati Reds GM 1967-1977

THE TRADE (1971)

Reds Get:

Joe Morgan, Cesar Geronimo, Jack Billingham, Denis Menke, Eddie Armbrister

1974 Joe Morgan Topps 85 - 1975 Cesar Geronimo Topps 41 - 1975 Jack Billingham Topps 235 - 1973 Denis Menke Topps 52 - 1972 Eddie Armbrister Reds Rookie Stars Topps 524

1974 Joe Morgan Topps 85 – 1972 Eddie Armbrister Reds Rookie Stars Topps 524 – 1973 Denis Menke Topps 52 – 1975 Jack Billingham Topps 235 – 1975 Cesar Geronimo Topps 41 – FSBO

Astros Get:

Lee May, Jimmy Stewart, Tommy Helms

1973 Lee May Topps 135 - 1973 Jimmy Stewart Topps 351 - 1973 Tommy Helms Topps 495 - FSBO

1973 Lee May Topps 135 – 1973 Jimmy Stewart Topps 351 – 1973 Tommy Helms Topps 495 – FSBO

 

 

 

THE NASTY BOYS OF THE ’90 REDS: no my name ain’t baby it’s janet miss jackson if you’re nasty ~ 90 DAYS TO @REDS OPENING DAY

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1994 Rob Dibble Topps #183 FSBO

1991 Randy Myers Fleer #73 FSBO

1992 Norm Charlton Fleer #402 FSBO

91 DAYS TO OPENING DAY ~~ YOUR DAILY REDLEG: The ’91 Redlegs, Kelly’s Killers and the Two-Team #Cincinnati @Reds of 1891 ~ where u at, King Kelly?

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East End Park, home of Kelly’s Killers, the American Association version of the 1891 Cincinnati Reds. Today, it’s known as Schmidt Fields. Across the mighty Ohio sit Dayton and Fort Thomas, Ky.

It’s one of the most unique seasons in the 147 years of baseball played by your #Cincinnati @Reds.

Two teams, no worries.

They do it in New York, right? Los Angeles, Chicago ….

…. and in CINCINNATI?

Let’s call ’em the ’91 #Cincinnati @Reds, and that would 1891, not the 74-88, fifth-place team from 1991.

REDS STADIUM OPTIONS IN 1981: Full Mile Driving Park in Oakley, Woodruff Estate in Clifton and a Licking River site in Covington, Ky.

REDS STADIUM OPTIONS IN 1981: Full Mile Driving Park in Oakley, Woodruff Estate in Clifton and a Licking River site in Covington, Ky.

The ’91 Reds were a two-headed contraption playing ball in both the National League and the American Association. For the first and only season in the history of professional baseball in Cincinnati, there were two teams in town.

Both called themselves the Reds.

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Before Babe Ruth, there was Mike ‘King’ Kelly of the #Cincinnati @Reds, @MLB HOF Class of 1945.

The ’91 American Association @Reds were known as “Kelly’s Killers,” led by the indomitable Michael Joseph  “King” Kelly, and played at a new facility on the Ohio River, East End Park, the precursor to Schmidt Fields.

(Much love at this stage is extended to Cam Miller, Jim Farmer and the Society for Cincinnati Sports Research for this fabulous documentary …. here’s Part 1 of “Kelly’s Killers: The Forgotten Cincinnati Baseball Team.”)

Part 2, “Kelly’s Killers: The Forgotten Cincinnati Baseball Team” by Cam Miller and Jim Farmer

91 DAYS!!

#Cincinnati legend, @MLB HOFer Frank Robinson and The Daily Redleg: 92 Days to @Reds Opening Day 2017 (Monday 4.3.17)

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After leading his Redlegs to the 1961 World Series, the Beaumont, Texas native and former Xavier University student enjoyed his best year ever in 1962, setting the club record for most extra-base hits in one season with 92, a record that stands today.

 

In 1962, Frank Robinson set the all-time #Cincinnati @Reds record for extra-base hits in a single season with 92.

In 1962, Frank Robinson set the all-time #Cincinnati @Reds record for extra-base hits in a single season with 92.

 

A lot of people, now, they recognize me as an Oriole,” says Frank Robinson Jr., 10-year member of #Cincinnati @Reds royalty (1956-1965).

But, I tell ’em, ‘No, no, no.’

I played with the Orioles.

I was very successful with the Orioles, as a team and as an individual.

But I’m a Cincinnati Red,” Robinson said, “…. and I enjoyed every bit of it. This is home.”

Besides the 92 extra-base hits in ’62, your Daily Redleg for Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, Frank Robinson Jr., also recorded the following that year for your #Cincinnati @Reds:

.342 average; 39 home runs; 51 doubles; 208 hits (his only 200+ hit season); 136 RBI; and 134 runs.

Robinson is a pioneer: he was the first black manager in Major League Baseball, with the Cleveland Indians (1975-1977).

Currently, he’s Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Baseball and Honorary American League President.

Here he is with the California Angels in 1974, now known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1974 Topps 55 FSBO):

FSBO: 1974 Frank Robinson Topps 55

FSBO: 1974 Frank Robinson Topps 55

 

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