NOW PITCHING, JOSH FOGG
If you missed the game last night in Chicago, the Reds and Cubs played in a serious fog – and I mean that literally. Check out the photo and video below…
With last night’s victory, the Reds have won 10 straight at Wrigley Field. Hopefully they can make it 11 tonight.
Congratulations to Richie DeVotie who was randomly selected as the winner of the #BORScore sesssion. Richie gets a Mat Latos bobblehead for heroically conquering his scorecard.
Sunday’s game wasn’t exactly the most entertaining game to scorekeep, but sometimes those things happen. Thanks to all of you who participated!
Moving forward, we will make #BORScore a permanent fixture for every Sunday home game. And yes, there will continue to be prizes. However, I’m going to move the scorekeeping fun from my twitter account to –> @BORScore.
For more information on #BORScore, click HERE.
The Reds have already signed their #1 draft pick…
Reds Sign Top Draft Pick
OF Phillip Ervin Taken With 27th Selection Overall
CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds have signed No. 1 draft pick OF Phillip Ervin (5-10, 205) from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. He was taken with the team’s first pick (27th overall) in Thursday’s 2013 first-year player draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ervin, 20, recently completed his junior year at Samford, where for the second straight season he was All-Southern Conference after hitting .337 with 11 HR, 40 RBI and 21 stolen bases. The sociology major was a pre-season All-American and his league’s pre-season Player of the Year.
He is the first baseball player to be drafted in the first round out of Samford and the highest draft pick in the school’s history in any sport. While playing just 3 seasons for the Bulldogs, Ervin ranks in the school’s Top 10 in career hits (230), hitting (.344), runs scored (157) and doubles (47).
In 2012 Ervin started all 64 games in centerfield for the Bulldogs. He led the team with 18 doubles and finished third on the team in average (.327), HR (10) and RBI (52). Following that 2012 collegiate season, he was the Most Valuable Player of the Cape Cod League.
Ervin attended Leroy High School in Leroy, Alabama.
Yesterday marked a very special anniversary. On June 10, 1944, 15 year-old Joe Nuxhall made his Major League debut.
From Redleg Journal by Rhodes & Snyder….
“Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest player to appear in a Major League game in the 20th century when he pitches two-thirds of an inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field. Nuxhall was 15 years, 10 months, and 11 days old. He entered the game with the Cardinals leading, 13-0, and allowed five runs on two hits and five walks to make the final tally 18-0. Jake Eisenhardt, in what would prove to be his only big league appearance, relieved Nuxhall and retired the final two batters.
Nuxhall didn’t pitch in another big league game until 1952. But this second call-up was for good. He pitched in the majors for 15 seasons (with one brief stint in the minors in 1962), and retired to the Reds broadcast booth in 1967. The youngest player in Major League history is Fred Chapman, who pitched for the Philadelphia in the American Association on July 22, 1887 at the age of 14 years, seven months, and 28 days. It was Chapman’s only Major League game.”
Congratulations to my colleague John “Rat” Rieder who was taken behind the woodshed during Saturday’s Hooters Wing Eating Contest on Crosley Terrace…
And if those photos don’t make you hungry, tomorrow at noon ET we will have another Vote Reds Twitter Lunch!
One lucky voter/eater will be randomly selected to win an Aroldis Chapman bobblehead!
Not up to speed on the #VoteReds Twitter lunches? CLICK HERE for more details.
I’ll have more in a bit, including details on how to buy raffle tickets for a “Players Favorite Things’ basket.
Expect good news