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89 DAYS TO @REDS OPENING DAY, YOUR DAILY REDLEG: RIP Bob Howsam, 89, GM behind The Trade and architect of The Big Red MachinePosted in The Daily Redleg: @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park with tags 1972 Reds Rookie Stars Eddie Armbruster Topps 524, 1973 Denis Menke Topps 53, 1973 Jimmy Stewart Topps 351 Astros, 1973 Lee May Topps 135 Astros, 1973 Tommy Helms Topps 495, 1974 Joe Morgan Topps 85, 1975 Cesar Geronimo Topps 41, 1975 Jack Billingham Topps 235, 89, OPENING DAY APRIL 3 2017 REDS PHILLIES, Robert Lee 'Bob' Howsam, The Trade (1971) Reds and Astros on 01/05/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Cincinnati Reds GM 1967-1977
THE TRADE (1971)
Joe Morgan, Cesar Geronimo, Jack Billingham, Denis Menke, Eddie Armbrister
Lee May, Jimmy Stewart, Tommy Helms
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 DAYPosted in The Daily Redleg: @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park with tags '90 World Series Champion #Cincinnati @Reds, 90 Days to @Reds Opening Day, Norm Charlton, Randy Myers, Rob Dibble, The Nasty Boys on 01/04/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
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?Posted in The Daily Redleg: @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park with tags 91 Days to @Reds Opening Day, @Reds, Cam Miller, Cincinnati Reds, East End Park, Full Mile Driving Park Oakley, http://www.Reds.com, Jim Farmer, Licking River Covington KY, Michael Joseph 'King' Kelly, Pendleton Grounds, Pendleton Park, Woodruff Estate Clifton on 01/03/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Two teams, no worries.
They do it in New York, right? Los Angeles, Chicago ….
…. and in CINCINNATI?
Both called themselves the Reds.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
#Cincinnati legend, @MLB HOFer Frank Robinson and The Daily Redleg: 92 Days to @Reds Opening Day 2017 (Monday 4.3.17)Posted in The Daily Redleg: @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park with tags 1956 NL Rookie of the Year, 1961 National League MVP, 1966 AL Triple Crown Champ, 1966 American League MVP, 1966 World Series Champ, 1966 World Series MVP, 1970 World Series Champ, 1974 Topps 55, 1982 Class @MLB @BaseballHall Cooperstown Hall of Fame, @CincinnatiPR, @Reds, @Reds v. @Phillies Monday April 3 2017 at Great American Ball Park Opening Dauy 2017, Beaumont Texas, first black manager in @MLB (Tribe 75-77), Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame, HOF, http://www.Reds.com, sole winner of League MVP of NL and AL (@Reds in '61 @Orioles in @66, The Daily Redleg, Topps Chewing Gum Inc. on 01/02/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
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.
“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):
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