BASELINE ITEMS, TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT WINNER
Greetings from a slightly soggy GABP…
THIS DATE IN REDS HISTORY (courtesy of Redleg Journal by Rhodes & Snyder)
1995 “Barry Larkin is named the Most Valuable Player of the National League.”
“Larkin had 281 points in the voting to finish ahead of Dante Bichette, who had 251. Larkin received 11 first place votes out of 28 cast. Larkin hit .319 with 15 homers, 98 runs scored and 51 stolen bases. The .319 average is the highest of any shortstop in club history with at least 400 at-bats, and the stolen base mark is a modern club record.”
1991 “A month after the Senate approves the controversial nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, the Reds swap Jack Armstrong, Scott Scudder and Joe Turek to the Indians for Greg Swindell.
1886 “The Reds and St. Louis complete the first ever trade of reserved players. The Reds sent Jack Boyle to St. Louis for Hugh Nicol.”
“The diminutive Nicol, who stood just 5 feet 4 inches, was born in Campsie, Scotland.”
For those of you who’d like to listen to the Reds Hot Stove League tonight at 6pm ET, here’s the link.
Congratulations to @jiffylube92 for correctly answering this week’s Trivia for a Shirt question!
“Jiffy” gets a brand new Better Off Red, limited edition t-shirt and a mystery prize from BOR Headquarters.
Didn’t win? Don’t fret, we’ll play again next week.
Stay tuned to BOR as I’ll be posting the first round of Redsfest player appearances.
And don’t forget, if you have Redsfest questions, tweet them using the hashtag #AskRedsfest. I’ll collect all of your queries and have answers posted Friday on BOR.
Expect good news,