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1940: Game, Set, Series. #Redlegs #ItCameFromCincinnati

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , , , , , , , on 03/17/2019 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 , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/03/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

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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!!

(FULL VIDEO) STRIKE THAT! ~~ FOX News Anchor, Cincinnati’s own Bill Hemmer tosses First Pitch before Reds-Pirates at Great American BallPark ~~ 7.12.14

Posted in FOX News Anchor @BillHemmer tosses Cincinnati @Reds v. Pittsburgh @Pirates First Pitch at Great American Ballpark 7.12.14 with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/14/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

FOX News Anchor @BillHemmer tosses Cincinnati @Reds v. PIttsburgh @Pirates First PItch at Great American Ballpark 7.12.14

“Ladies and gentlemen, the Reds are honored by millions of Tri-State residents who are proud to call themselves Reds fans,” boomed the Reds PA announcer at Great American Ballpark this past Saturday night (July 12, 2014).

“Tonight, we are very pleased to welcome back one of those fans, who is now in television news, Anchor Bill Hemmer. A graduate of Elder High School and Miami University, Bill worked locally at WLWT-TV (Channel 5) and WCPO-TV (Channel 9) before making his way to the national stage.”

“He worked 10 years as a reporter and anchor for CNN, before moving to FOX News, where he is currently the co-host of America’s Newsroom.”

“Along the way, Bill has covered some of the most important news stories of the last 20 years, including the Sept. 11 attacks. several Presidential Elections, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and The War in Iraq.”

“And now, as he makes his way out to the mound for the Ceremonial First Pitch, Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s give a big round of applause for Cincinnati native Bill Hemmer! (to be caught by the Reds‘ Chris Heisey)!”

Much love to Bob, Walt, Bryan and the entire Cincinnati @Reds organization for the honor. #Blessed #Beliebe

Meanwhile, somewhere in Tampa, Louis Victor is wondering if he’ll get a call. Bob?

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , , , on 10/07/2013 by @CincinnatiPR

Lou Piniella Topps 1973 Your Daily Redleg Andy Hemmer 9.30.13

Edison Rosanda “Eddie” Armbrister from The Bahamas, a man of impeccable timidity, and Your Daily Redleg

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , on 09/28/2013 by @CincinnatiPR
Eddie Armbrister 1977 Topps Cincinnati Reds 1973-1977

Eddie Armbrister 1977 Topps Cincinnati Reds 1973-1977

10th Inning, Game Three, 1975 World Series. Enter Edison Rosanda “Eddie” Armbrister from Nassau, Bahamas, a light-hitting, light-running, lightly-regarded pinch-hitter whose impeccable timidity helped your Cincinnati Redlegs to the 1975 World Series Championship.

Eddie came to your Redlegs in the blockbuster 1971 trade that sent Lee May, Tommy Helms and Jimmy Stewart to the Houston Astros for Joe Morgan, Cesar Geronimo, Denis Menke and Jack Billingham.

Eddie Armrbrister 1977 Topps Cincinnati Reds 1973-1977

Eddie Armrbrister 1977 Topps Cincinnati Reds 1973-1977

Introducing Your Daily Redleg, Bobby Tolan, Cincinnati Reds 1969-1973: Slugger, Speedster, Champion Base Stealer, Centerfielder for the 1970 and 1972 Cincinnati Reds World Series Teams

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , , , , on 09/26/2013 by @CincinnatiPR
Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds Topps 1973

Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds Topps 1973

Only one man beat Lou Brock as Stolen Bases King in the National League. The year was 1970. Come along and ride on a Redstastic Voyage, won’t you?

Bobby Tolan, CF for your Cincinnati Reds, 1969-1973.

World Series Champion, 1967 (St. Louis Cardinals).

During the season preceding the 1970 World Series between your Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, Bobby Tolan had his best year ever, hitting .316 with 80 RBIs and 6 HRs – and 57 stolen bases.

Bobby Tolan Topps 1973 back side

Bobby Tolan Topps 1973 back side

Thanks again, Bob.

Posted in Cincinnati Reds with tags , , , on 10/10/2012 by @CincinnatiPR
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