As if this Postseason couldn’t get any better, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier will serve as a guest studio analyst on MLB Network following Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday, October 17!
Occasionally, I’ll peruse the filing cabinets in the Reds media library here at GABP. I’m usually not looking for anything specific, rather, just searching for something neat.
Today I found a few thing that I think you’ll find interesting, including inter-office memos from then-Reds Assistant to the Executive Vice President Dick Wagner. I also found a memo about Pete’s #14 and menus that Reds staffers had handy for their take-out lunch runs. Enjoy…
Unfortunately, the Orioles beat the Reds in 5 games in the 1970 World Series and thus avoided a Riverfront Stadium scheduling conflict with the Bengals. The Bengals lost to the Chiefs at Riverfront on October 18 by a score of 27-19.
I wonder what happened to “Robert Paul Ritter.” Was he in cahoots with “Ted Elkins?” What did the Davenport, Iowa bank have to do with any of this? This could’ve been an episode of Dragnet!
In this day and age, Major League Baseball organizes all of the pregame festivities for its annual All-Star Game. It seems in 1970, however, the Reds were responsible for booking their own anthem singer. In this case it was Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers.
A 1982 memo from the Reds Publicity department states that Pete Rose will have his uniform number 14 retired “at an appropriate time after Pete retires from baseball.”
Long before LaRosa’s gave away free pizzas for 11 strikeouts at GABP, they sold $2.50 Jack Salmon platters to Riverfront Stadium staffers. I imagine this menu was from the mid to late ’60s.
Ummm…I don’t see ice cream anywhere on this old menu.
Finally, I have a question…
Are you ready for the Better Off Red PODCAST?!
Stay tuned for more information!
Have a great weekend!
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