Life has been busy so I haven't posted in quite a while. I've also been waiting for some cards to arrive so I could complete this post. Here's my post on "did you know they once were a Red"?
Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson pitched one game for the Reds in 1916 (9-inning complete game win!). He also managed the Reds from 1916-1918 to a 164-176 W-L record.
|1961 Fleer #59.|
Olympic gold medalist and professional football player Jim Thorpe played 77 games for the Reds in 1917 (for manager Christy Matthewson). He batted .247 with 6 HR and 36 RBIs. He was previously featured here with other 2-sport stars.
|1988 The Sporting News, Conlon Collection, Series 4.|
Curt Flood played 8 games for the Reds in 1956 - 1957 before he was unwisely traded to the Cardinals where he went on to have a borderline Hall of Fame career. He was also featured here for being a barrier breaker.
|Art card #NNO.|
From 1958-1960 Don Newcombe had a 24-21 W-L record with a 3.64 ERA with the Reds.
|1959 Topps #312.|
Infielder Billy Martin played 103 games for the Reds in 1960 before moving on to having a controversial managing career where he was the winning manager in 1253 games in his 16 years of managing.
|1981 TCMA Billy Martin, #364.|
|1988 Reprint of 1951 Bowman, #323.|
|1980 TCMA #40.|
In 1996, Vince Coleman stole 12 of his career 752 stolen bases for the Reds.
|1996 Fleer Update #U117.|
Stellar centerfielder Jim Edmonds played in 13 games for the Reds in 2010.
|2010 Topps Update #US-178.|
Syracuse Baseball Wall of Famer Tony Fernandez (featured here) played 103 games for the Reds in 1994.
|1994 Donruss / Leaf #266.|
|1998 Fleer Tradition Update, #U96.|
Terry Francona played in 102 games for the Reds in 1987 before moving to an ongoing brilliant managerial career. Francona was featured here in a post about future National Baseball Hall of Famers.
|1988 Score, #297.|
|2008 Topps Opening Dat, #144.|
Terry Pendleton played in 50 games for the Reds in 1997.
|1997 Fleer Ultra #535.|