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klw
09-11-2012, 08:36 AM
http://binaryapi.ap.org/2beb028b71204e2992ab9de15afd3bdf/940x.jpg http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02xA7HL8o87Ux/350x.jpg

Sea Ray
09-11-2012, 08:40 AM
Going into Monday's game, the number was 12. Here's a good site from some math geeks at Berkeley. They have the whole schedule entered, and it accounts for things like teams having to play each other and thus it being impossible for both to win or lose that particular game:

http://lyle.smu.edu/~olinick/riot/national_league.html

Quoting:

Since Baltimore and New York are tied for first place in the AL East with identical records, neither team has a traditionally calculated magic number. However, if either team wins 26 of their remaining 27 games, they will clinch first place. This is because they still have a four-game series left on the schedule. For example, suppose Baltimore wins 26 more games. That would have to include at least three wins against New York. The final win totals in this scenario would be 102 for Baltimore, and at most 100 for New York. Therefore, RIOT reports that Baltimore has a first place clinch number of 26. Using the same logic, New York's first place clinch number is also 26.

Tampa Bay does not have a traditional magic number because they are not in first place. However, they have a four-game series left with New York, and a six-game series left with Baltimore. If they win all 26 of their remaining games, then they will win the division with 101 wins while New York has at most 99 wins and Baltimore has at most 97. Therefore, RIOT reports that Tampa Bay's first place clinch number is 26.

I don't think you need a Berkeley education to come up with those calculations. I bet in April if one team won 160 out of 162 games they'd be in first place

klw
09-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Can't forget Nick Esasky
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9682/85desasky.jpg

crazybob60
09-11-2012, 11:42 AM
Is it too early to start this....

If the Reds go on a 6 game winning streak, and the Cards go on a 6 game losing streak as of today, we will clinch when we win that 6th game on Tuesday night in Chicago.

I love it, when it gets this close that we can realistically start calculating a day it *may* happen.

Tom Servo
09-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Can't forget Nick Esasky
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9682/85desasky.jpg
Psycho Killer
Esasky
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho Killer
Esasky
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

The Operator
09-11-2012, 11:55 AM
I'm gonna be at the park for the 9/22 and 9/23 games vs. The Dodgers. I would love to be able to see a clincher. Although if they clinch sooner than that I certainly wouldn't complain. :)

OldXOhio
09-11-2012, 02:15 PM
I love it, when it gets this close that we can realistically start calculating a day it *may* happen.

Unlike any other sport around.

WildcatFan
09-11-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm gonna be at the park for the 9/22 and 9/23 games vs. The Dodgers. I would love to be able to see a clincher. Although if they clinch sooner than that I certainly wouldn't complain. :)

I'm secretly pulling for St. Louis to win a couple this week so they can clinch at home. (shhhh....don't tell anyone)

It's definitely feasible, though.

OesterPoster
09-11-2012, 02:33 PM
My prediction is September 26th against Milwaukee.

Gizmo
09-11-2012, 02:58 PM
My guess is somewhere from the 20th through 22nd. I'm going to the 27th, so I'd love it to be then, but also hoping it doesn't take that long at this point!

HeatherC1212
09-11-2012, 03:02 PM
I'd like to see it on either the 21st or the 23rd since I'll all ready be at both games, but I also have tentative plans to head downtown during the Brewers series if they potentially clinch during one of those games. If it happens at home again, I am NOT missing it, LOL :laugh: :D :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
09-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Magic number 11

http://237sports.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/reds_zoom.jpg

The Operator
09-11-2012, 09:58 PM
http://omgreds.com/uploaded_images/barrylarkin-771887.jpg

OesterPoster
09-11-2012, 10:05 PM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_qxOJM_uvf_U/SuP9z2dz2nI/AAAAAAAAAMg/1LtWz1nSnEk/2009%20topps%20reds%20kurt%20stillwell.jpg

Tom Servo
09-11-2012, 10:06 PM
http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/040397reggiehomer_500x416.jpg

Plus Plus
09-11-2012, 10:07 PM
http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20120718&Category=SPT04&ArtNo=307180107&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Stillwell-Larkin-once-vied-Reds-shortstop-future

klw
09-11-2012, 10:08 PM
http://sports.connersvillepages.com/files/2012/07/Barry-Larkin-celebrates-1990-World-Seris-title.jpg

klw
09-11-2012, 10:14 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1973-Topps-Baseball-28-HAL-McRAE-Reds-EXMT-/00/$(KGrHqUOKj8E3I1nQ,OiBN21qDNF-Q~~_35.JPG

dman
09-11-2012, 10:20 PM
http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=AB&Date=20120718&Category=SPT04&ArtNo=307180107&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Stillwell-Larkin-once-vied-Reds-shortstop-future

Is that Larkin in the background?

The Operator
09-11-2012, 10:40 PM
My prediction is September 26th against Milwaukee.That would be fine by me, I'm also gonna be at that game. :)

The Operator
09-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Is that Larkin in the background?Yep, he wore #15 when he first came up.

dman
09-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Is that Larkin in the background?

IIRC, didn't Larkin wear #15 until Stillwell left the Reds, and then he switched to #11?

dman
09-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Yep, he wore #15 when he first came up.

I was posting mine at the same time you posted, LOL. I had to go dig out my old Barry Larkin baseball cards to find my answer.

Playadlc
09-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Man Barry Larkin has aged well. He looks practically the same in every picture.

Gizmo
09-11-2012, 11:39 PM
http://www.openparenthesis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/eleven.jpg

Ours goes to eleven, though hoping it goes to less and less.

The Operator
09-11-2012, 11:42 PM
http://www.openparenthesis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/eleven.jpg

Ours goes to eleven, though hoping it goes to less and less.Best movie reference EVER. Well done, sir. :laugh:

mbgrayson
09-12-2012, 01:20 AM
10

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IztNg14BO2c/TNL3aG90aoI/AAAAAAAACds/rJfR-ZmLw0M/s1600/sparky.jpg

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 01:21 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cArZ8-GV2zY/Tm7R2VSds_I/AAAAAAAAaXI/q9DgaqzyNQE/s640/1971+Topps+National+Sparky+Anderson.jpg

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-11/george-sparky-anderson_57353131.jpg

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 01:23 AM
Dang, you guys are fast!

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 01:24 AM
http://www.openparenthesis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/eleven.jpg

Ours goes to eleven, though hoping it goes to less and less.

The Fisher. Love it. My main stereo is a 500C.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 01:30 AM
Listening to the Padres radio announcer, talking so fast, I think I've been in a marathon. Regardless, good night.

George Anderson
09-12-2012, 01:54 AM
http://mlblogsramsey.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/larryjamiesparky-thumb-500x686-25195411.jpg?

The Operator
09-12-2012, 02:28 AM
http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1998/09/092398taubensee_676x600.jpg

klw
09-12-2012, 06:51 AM
http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/the-big-red-machine-sparky-anderson.jpg http://www.theoaklandpress.com/content/articles/2010/11/04/sports/columns/doc4cd30a298c70f7444102863.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma705ae7rD1qm9rypo1_1280.jpg

redsmetz
09-12-2012, 11:32 AM
Still no picture showing the number, but the first Red to wear the #10 on their uniform was none other than Leo "The Lip" Durocher.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Still no picture showing the number, but the first Red to wear the #10 on their uniform was none other than Leo "The Lip" Durocher.

That's some good trivia, Joe.

mbgrayson
09-12-2012, 08:52 PM
9
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UWflS7gGL._SS420_.jpg

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 08:55 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Juan-Castro-autographed-2006-Reds-Team-Set-/00/s/MTA4OFg3NzY=/$T2eC16F,!zoE9s5nc3O!BQEdoNoNU!~~60_57.JPG

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 09:22 PM
http://ivyenvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/MaxVenable-217x300.jpg

Degenerate39
09-12-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm hoping we see Little Joe in a few minutes

George Anderson
09-12-2012, 10:17 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UXx5P3UnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://florenceathletichalloffame.com/images/2006/Correll_Vic_small.JPG

HeatherC1212
09-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Wow, nine could come and go with no one finding a picture of Paul Bako.... :eek: ;) :p

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
I got you, Heather.

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Paul+Bako+Cincinnati+Reds+v+Chicago+Cubs+uiKHSk-gGNcl.jpg

HeatherC1212
09-12-2012, 10:23 PM
You're awesome Tom! :thumbup:

mbgrayson
09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
8

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1976/0412_large.jpg

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:30 PM
http://westchesterbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Joe-Morgan-1024x640.jpg

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:33 PM
How many megs of ram Carmine? - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN3XseY4dlg)

George Anderson
09-12-2012, 10:36 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tHNlxpUAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

757690
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
http://www.autographstore.com/fullsize_thumbs/1027277101.jpg

Big Klu
09-13-2012, 12:30 AM
Disappointed that there were no pictures of Joe Oliver at #9. :(

The Operator
09-13-2012, 02:41 AM
Dante Bichette wore #9 as well, although he wasn't exactly a Red for very long.

klw
09-13-2012, 07:08 AM
http://mlblogsamericansoldier.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/big20red20machine20-20yankee20stadium2c2076202809nov0829.jpg?w=653&h=429
http://www.posters.ws/images/415169/cincinnati_reds_1975_world_series_celebration.jpg

redsmetz
09-13-2012, 07:56 AM
A little research showed that the first year the number appeared on the front of the jersey was in 1956. Here's the first player to wear such a uniform, back up catcher Dutch Dotterer in 1957. He played for the Reds until 1960 when he was traded to the Kansas City A's, who then left him unprotected in the expansion trade and he was taken by the Senators. His son, Mike, played for the L.A. Raiders in the 1984 Super Bowl.

You wonder if a player like this might occasionally slip into a conversation, "my numbers was retired by the Reds."

http://img.fanbase.com/media.fanbase.com/8/9057/7a2e432079a2e5276b0edea94fcb221371533a09.jpg?x=359&y=427&sig=e6aa337cc27fb310b7edf4fab666284a

klw
09-13-2012, 08:25 AM
http://90feetofperfection.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/joe-morgan-reds-2b-1975-world-series1.jpg
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/4343958328_3b25f30901_z.jpg http://c-product.images.dreamsretail.com/33-99/33-99463-J.jpg
http://lifetimetopps.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/2009_topps_joe_morgan.jpg

klw
09-13-2012, 08:29 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2193/3530435650_d79d49ec2d_o.jpg
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/81372466.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA548CF93EF8F498B4838 DD0C3FF330C426D208D63406CCCC0CD7

klw
09-13-2012, 08:33 AM
A little research showed that the first year the number appeared on the front of the jersey was in 1956. Here's the first player to wear such a uniform, back up catcher Dutch Dotterer in 1957. He played for the Reds until 1960 when he was traded to the Kansas City A's, who then left him unprotected in the expansion trade and he was taken by the Senators. His son, Mike, played for the L.A. Raiders in the 1984 Super Bowl.

You wonder if a player like this might occasionally slip into a conversation, "my numbers was retired by the Reds."
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Yep Dutch Dotterer the man who wore #8 before Terry McGriff and Juan Samuel did.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rJahRkVOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/1d/69/7cc1_35.JPG

Sea Ray
09-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Did Juan Samuel wear Little Joe's number in 1993?

klw
09-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Did Juan Samuel wear Little Joe's number in 1993?
Yop.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/samueju01.shtml

Sea Ray
09-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Yop.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/samueju01.shtml

He made it to the Hall of Fame in 1990. What took so long for us to retire his number?

George Anderson
09-13-2012, 11:14 AM
He made it to the Hall of Fame in 1990. What took so long for us to retire his number?

The Reds forever were terrible about retiring the numbers of former greats. Morgan in one of his books early on wrote something along the lines that he was insulted that the Reds didn't retire his number so if they did in the future he would refuse to accept it or show up for the ceremony. Obviously he came around.

marcshoe
09-13-2012, 11:56 AM
A little research showed that the first year the number appeared on the front of the jersey was in 1956. Here's the first player to wear such a uniform, back up catcher Dutch Dotterer in 1957. He played for the Reds until 1960 when he was traded to the Kansas City A's, who then left him unprotected in the expansion trade and he was taken by the Senators. His son, Mike, played for the L.A. Raiders in the 1984 Super Bowl.

You wonder if a player like this might occasionally slip into a conversation, "my numbers was retired by the Reds."

http://img.fanbase.com/media.fanbase.com/8/9057/7a2e432079a2e5276b0edea94fcb221371533a09.jpg?x=359&y=427&sig=e6aa337cc27fb310b7edf4fab666284a

C'mon, you didn't have to say who this picture was of. Any serious Reds fan would have recognized Dave, uh, I mean Dirk....Dutch. That's it, Dutch. Anyway, anyone who is a true Reds fan would have recognized him immediately!

Gizmo
09-15-2012, 01:17 AM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh161/5714ks/MarianoDuncan1991.jpg

mbgrayson
09-15-2012, 01:23 AM
7

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/788/slideshow_78888/display_image.jpg?x=901518

Wonderful Monds
09-15-2012, 01:37 AM
http://www.showdowncards.com/images/product/mlb_2003_pennant_run/4634MLB3PR030.jpg

757690
09-15-2012, 01:45 AM
http://www.cinemaretro.com/uploads/magnificentseven.jpg

757690
09-15-2012, 01:48 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/SevenWondersOfTheWorld.png/276px-SevenWondersOfTheWorld.png

757690
09-15-2012, 01:50 AM
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/05/Seven-Samurai.jpg

757690
09-15-2012, 01:51 AM
Schoolhouse Rock -Lucky Seven Samson - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4tNQ0Y7SFQ)

WebScorpion
09-15-2012, 03:09 AM
http://omgreds.com/uploaded_images/janish-726915.jpg

http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2003/06/04/sportsREDS_t440.jpg?9e2a24ba44807f8f9b96aad7c4082b f6ded075dc
Manos de Oro!

http://www.blujay.com/1/454/3297804_s1_i1.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1990-Mariano-Duncan-Cincinnati-Reds-Press-Photo-/00/s/MTA1Mlg4MzM=/$(KGrHqJ,!hwE6GzLVnOQBOvYgWFBKg~~60_57.JPG

http://www.halloffamememorabilia.com/images/products/p-411564-autographed-hand-signed-8x10-photo-pat-corrales-cincinnati-reds-mla-4615.gif

RANDY IN INDY
09-15-2012, 09:43 AM
Love the Corrales pic. 7!

redsmetz
09-15-2012, 12:13 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/SevenWondersOfTheWorld.png/276px-SevenWondersOfTheWorld.png

Hat tip to one of the most creative choices yet!

redsmetz
09-15-2012, 12:19 PM
The 1st Reds player to wear the number 7 was Mickey Heath who had a cup of coffee in the big leagues over two seasons, with 1932 being his last. He also had a son who played in the NFL (albeit just one season).

Gizmo
09-16-2012, 12:10 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/317/214/QGLAOL2g_display_image.jpg?1316437121

In town with tickets for Friday, here's hoping that's the magic night!

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:35 AM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/317/214/QGLAOL2g_display_image.jpg?1316437121

In town with tickets for Friday, here's hoping that's the magic night!

I have to work Thursday night dinning with some higher ups at the state capitol, no watching or listening to the game for me. That will probably be when they will clinch with my luck.

I have a reds yard flag all ready to plant in my bosses yard the day the clinch. He is a Cards fan!

Gizmo
09-16-2012, 12:40 AM
I have to work Thursday night dinning with some higher ups at the state capitol, no watching or listening to the game for me. That will probably be when they will clinch with my luck.

I have a reds yard flag all ready to plant in my bosses yard the day the clinch. He is a Cards fan!

yeah, I've been thinking since the number was around 15 that it was going to happen in Chicago. Even if it happens prior to Friday, I imagine that the park will be a party atmosphere that night welcoming them home.

WebScorpion
09-16-2012, 01:29 AM
http://foundsf.org/images/9/97/Mays_slides_into_home_1960_AAF-0535.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2LSt1B5v2es/S8o-4cd2zQI/AAAAAAAAAL0/Ls1CdPz49PY/s400/johnnyedwards3.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1970-TOPPS-296-Woody-Woodward-REDS-EX-mint-/00/$(KGrHqEOKiEE3)TC058VBOFPr6GUJw~~_12.JPG

http://sportsmania101.com/image/cache/data/9N/3-%20RON%20GANT%20CINCINNATI%20REDS%201-960x960.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/HAL-KING-6-Cincinnati-Reds-Suitcase-Ozark-Airlines-Luggage-Tag-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqF,!l0F!gRHlU3oBQJbvwCh0g~~60_57.JPG

WVRedsFan
09-16-2012, 01:55 AM
Finally. A Johnny Edwards picture. The guy hit .186 in the 1961 championship season at catcher. Looked everywhere, but WevScorpion came through. Almost posted a Ricky Stenhouse picture racing picture because I couldn't find a Reds picture with the No. 6.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 02:02 AM
Finally. A Johnny Edwards picture. The guy hit .186 in the 1961 championship season at catcher. Looked everywhere, but WevScorpion came through. Almost posted a Ricky Stenhouse picture racing picture because I couldn't find a Reds picture with the No. 6.

Nothing wrong with a NASCAR improvise if necessary.

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2012, 08:02 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Yv8tZA%2B5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 09:10 AM
The first Red to wear #6 was outfielder and HOF'er Chick Hafey who was traded over to the Reds for the 1932 season following a contract dispute with the Cardinals Branch Rickey (side note: there are an awful lot of players on the 1932 team who were with the Cards at some point in their career).

As has been the case for each player of this team which wore numbers for the first time, it's rare to find a photo showing the number.

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaCQCkemtwlsSJif2g-rLeIconHUtekj6-sJ1n9awrmv-ByeMrKA

The Operator
09-16-2012, 09:14 AM
Well now I'm really stumped for who we could ever use form #5. Nobody in the history of the franchise who wore #5 even comes to mind.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 09:17 AM
From the 1956 season, the 1st with the number on the front. Catcher Ed Bailey wore the number that year.

http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cinuniforms-1956.jpg

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2012, 09:30 AM
http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cinuniforms-1956.jpg

When I was at Reds fantasy camp, Joe Nuxhall said that they should have done that to Bailey's face. Those two road each other all week.

The Operator
09-16-2012, 09:40 AM
When I was at Reds fantasy camp, Joe Nuxhall said that they should have done that to Bailey's face. Those two road each other all week.
You've been to Reds fantasy camp?? Oh I am so very jealous, good sir.

marcshoe
09-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Well now I'm really stumped for who we could ever use form #5. Nobody in the history of the franchise who wore #5 even comes to mind.

Willard Hershberger, of course.

mbgrayson
09-16-2012, 05:24 PM
5

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1976/1101_large.jpg

WebScorpion
09-16-2012, 05:26 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRO-CsxnB0JAYyeOZvgPbqpggGPUr43-S7_UxWiKZu209RER8VYLOt9hKNm

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/attachments/ootp-mods-rosters-photos-quick-starts/182526d1269211074-gambo-t_wil1-photopack-darrell-johnson-reds-4.jpg

RBA
09-16-2012, 05:30 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/400/693/johnny-bench-hof-1_display_image.jpg?1318110298

Always Red
09-16-2012, 06:03 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/400/693/johnny-bench-hof-1_display_image.jpg?1318110298

My favorite Bench pic of all time.

You can see the power and athleticism of the young Johnny Bench, and would never have guessed this guy was a catcher unless someone told you.

klw
09-16-2012, 07:58 PM
http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/500/231301177.jpg

klw
09-16-2012, 08:04 PM
http://www.uc.edu/news/view.asp?infoID=1915&photo=image3 http://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/johnny-bench.jpg?w=320
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0806/history.june24/images/johnny-bench.jbjpg.jpg http://bapple2286.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/bench-photo.jpg http://rivalrompers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/0606johnny_bench.jpeg http://img.spokeo.com/public/900-600/johnny_bench_1968_06_01.jpg

klw
09-16-2012, 08:08 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BcrXBa1Qg_U/TcFFDGQnM5I/AAAAAAAAJ1U/9V6VPCXxX1M/s1600/76topps300.jpg
http://www.americanantiquities.com/fall%202011/Oct%2011/Articles/Game%206/Sparky%20Anderson%20and%20Catcher%20Johnny%20Bench %20on%20the%20mound%20waiting%20for%20another%20re lief%20pitcher..jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y2jPfFxVTZo/SU3f73vqbtI/AAAAAAAAASI/fBGFYM5msqs/s400/johnnybench.jpg
http://www.sportsgrindent.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bench.jpg http://img.printstown.com/sportingnews/1970_04_18_JOHNNY_BENCH_LARGE.JPG http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/images/hof/y2011/shop_index_bench675.jpg

RBA
09-16-2012, 08:24 PM
http://www.motheringhut.com/images/art_bunch2.jpg

cumberlandreds
09-16-2012, 08:37 PM
I asked this about #14 and I will ask about #5. Who wore #5 before Bench?

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 08:44 PM
I asked this about #14 and I will ask about #5. Who wore #5 before Bench?

Looks like it was Johnny Temple in his final season 1964. A little further investigation showed that Temple came back to the Reds in '64 as a player and part-time coach. It seems things didn't go well (a fight with another coach?) and he was released in July after only appearing in a small number of games. Temple is seen in #18 in all of the pictures I found, but in 1964, Gordy Coleman already had that number.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 08:56 PM
BTW, the first Red to wear number 5 was the legendary Babe Herman. You really should read up on this colorful character. His best years, as I recall, were with the Dodgers. Good hitter, fielding might make Adam Dunn look good.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Willard Hershberger, of course.

I was going to mention this earlier, but the Reds briefly retired the number 5 following Hershberger's suicide. They began using it again in 1942 when catcher Dick West wore it.

marcshoe
09-16-2012, 09:26 PM
BTW, the first Red to wear number 5 was the legendary Babe Herman. You really should read up on this colorful character. His best years, as I recall, were with the Dodgers. Good hitter, fielding might make Adam Dunn look good.


"Never once did I get hit on the head by a fly ball. Once or twice on the shoulder maybe, but never on the head." - Babe Herman

Razor Shines
09-17-2012, 03:45 AM
http://www.chattanoogan.com/photos/2006/6/article.88019.2.large.jpg

_Sir_Charles_
09-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Nice. Way to think out of the box Razor.

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Magic number 4

http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/17/stynes.jpg

The Operator
09-18-2012, 11:01 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/files/2011/07/chris_stynes_540.jpg

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:03 PM
http://www.mikeedmisten.com/wp-content/uploads/brandon_phillips.jpg

mbgrayson
09-18-2012, 11:05 PM
http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/attachments/ootp-mods-rosters-photos-quick-starts/213334d1301689682-major-league-baseball-coaches-larry_shepard_-1972_reds-_2.jpg

757690
09-18-2012, 11:11 PM
Really just an excuse to put Jessica Alba on the site

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/12/120598/2550980-218f2308b8afdbfefdd3cba30824b7c0.jpg

Tom Servo
09-18-2012, 11:14 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8sa59uzri1qdkrl2o1_500.jpg

HeatherC1212
09-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Gotta have the Fab Four on here somewhere.... ;)

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=5033242810779166&id=0e012a07feba6284d5e362df0242ed16

The Operator
09-18-2012, 11:29 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6293&d=1348025355

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:33 PM
http://quasherthoughts.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/led_zeppelin_iv1.jpg

The Operator
09-18-2012, 11:35 PM
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/54970193/No+4+1999.jpg

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:38 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/BluesTravelerfour.jpg

corkedbat
09-18-2012, 11:47 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xu92kkUiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

WebScorpion
09-19-2012, 12:20 AM
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-U385098ACME.jpg?size=67&uid=8b626b72-bba0-454c-a704-aaffd20f7cb3
Ernie Lombardi wore number 4, but I couldn't find a photo where you could see his number. :(

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1999/08/082699hammonds_550x413.jpg

http://www.chattanoogan.com/photos/2003/5/gallery.4078.jpg

http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/original700/brandon-phillips-russell-martin-2009-8-28-22-41-46.jpg

Wonderful Monds
09-19-2012, 12:26 AM
http://youtu.be/6iiK4MgIPtI

Danny Serafini
09-19-2012, 01:46 AM
http://www.verieroi.com/portal/images/stories/VERIEROI/Alex%20Zanardi/kart.jpg

redsmetz
09-19-2012, 05:27 AM
The first Reds player to wear the number 4 was Harvey Hendrick, who played 1st base for the '32 Reds. He was actually traded to the Cardinals in April of that year (in the trade that brought Chick Hafey over) and then purchased back two months later.

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQkTv-CMAkQazgIp6iaxjwF9nMV7-nhbhSx0fWbs6f36Yn8hGov4g

Have to do some research on the 1956 number four - I'm guessing it's a coach, but Baseball Almanac doesnt' list the coaches numbers.

redsmetz
09-19-2012, 05:40 AM
http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/media/thumbnail/content-image-670-503/1319c24fb37a787ce323f2d95bb1e39c/20120809_The-Fab-Four.jpg

Always Red
09-19-2012, 07:26 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79jy5s2ge1qfkop6o1_1280.jpg

Always Red
09-19-2012, 07:38 AM
1958, at his Reds Hall of Fame induction:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1958-Ernie-Lombardi-Cincinnati-Reds-HOF-Press-Photo-/00/s/ODIzWDY0MQ==/$(KGrHqF,!icE8Zh7pjM)BPRoiE7uJQ~~60_57.JPG

Does anyone have any idea why Lombardi wore #3 on this occasion?

Ernie wore many different numbers while with the Reds, #7, 27, 17, 2, 35 and finally #4 ('39-'41). He went on to wear #5, 9, 8 and 6 for other teams after being traded after the 1941 season.

But never #3. I guess Ernie strikes me as a guy who would wear whatever number the clubhouse guy gave him!

Always Red
09-19-2012, 07:44 AM
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1930s-Wheaties-Cereal-Box-Panel-Baseball-Ernie-Lombardi-Cincinnati-Reds-Fair-/00/s/MTQzN1g5NTA=/$T2eC16FHJF0E9nmFQUJ(BQHn6grkqw~~60_1.JPG

Wheaties box, 1930's.

OldRightHander
09-19-2012, 07:50 AM
I hope the thread title is right and this does become an annual tradition, kind of like the "Cubs are eliminated" thread.

nate
09-19-2012, 10:00 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/LedZeppelinFourSymbols.jpg/220px-LedZeppelinFourSymbols.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rTiG9qZpIjw/TyXUbbt4YbI/AAAAAAAAAh0/6D61uHd1_iY/s1600/miles+four.jpg

klw
09-19-2012, 11:15 AM
I hope the thread title is right and this does become an annual tradition, kind of like the "Cubs are eliminated" thread.

I have done this thread for 4 or 5 years now. I will usually start it once the Reds have at least a share of first. Some years the thread has been much shorter than others.

klw
09-19-2012, 03:15 PM
From the Enquirier site
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/files/2012/09/magic_4_730-300x238.jpg

mbgrayson
09-20-2012, 12:16 AM
3

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wg9lmL2DyI4/S7SiCIb4sQI/AAAAAAAADa4/G2L_CZLxuVk/s1600/ken+griffey.jpg

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2012, 12:18 AM
http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/attachments/ootp-mods-rosters-photos-quick-starts/213325d1301689329-major-league-baseball-coaches-george_scherger_-reds_coach-_11.jpg

The Operator
09-20-2012, 12:18 AM
http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1999/09/092799casey.jpg

Tom Servo
09-20-2012, 12:20 AM
Tootsie Pop - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ0epRjfGLw)

The Operator
09-20-2012, 12:22 AM
http://www.nfljerseysoutletcheap.net/images/l/201101/b/JerseysLeague_Griffey_grey.jpg

cincinnati chili
09-20-2012, 12:31 AM
http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/img/photos/2012/08/18/44/be/skyline3way.jpg

cincinnati chili
09-20-2012, 12:32 AM
3-Way (The Golden Rule) (feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7gwX7rjOw)

The Operator
09-20-2012, 12:32 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CxaoprnDPbk/T2IhiyKzxGI/AAAAAAAADRg/e4ZE4FvxMoo/s1600/Company.jpg

WVRedsFan
09-20-2012, 12:36 AM
nm

Brutus
09-20-2012, 12:40 AM
https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT3gL3AvU5M4nkKCdFM501M4ijRUHczl 0Mp2dY7u39NXkaEeV1A

Gizmo
09-20-2012, 12:42 AM
I do believe 1 is the number that gets us into the playoffs.

vaticanplum
09-20-2012, 12:59 AM
I definitely posted this two years ago, but it must be done.

De La Soul - The Magic Number - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0irL1M15DH8&noredirect=1)

Nasty_Boy
09-20-2012, 08:20 AM
3

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wg9lmL2DyI4/S7SiCIb4sQI/AAAAAAAADa4/G2L_CZLxuVk/s1600/ken+griffey.jpg

I know a lot of people soured on Jr, but that pic really makes me miss watching the guy play.

lollipopcurve
09-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Scherger, 3-ways and Don Knotts!

:thumbup:

WildcatFan
09-20-2012, 10:21 AM
http://www.kenludwig.com/Three%20Musketeers%20with%20swords%20out.jpg

Razor Shines
09-20-2012, 10:25 AM
http://images.checkoutmycards.com/zoom/c9d3e50c-9a37-4ea2-a065-6457af7ac00f.jpg

crazybob60
09-20-2012, 10:29 AM
http://images.checkoutmycards.com/zoom/c9d3e50c-9a37-4ea2-a065-6457af7ac00f.jpg

Side note....Met him this past summer.

HeatherC1212
09-20-2012, 11:29 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EndYDAw5atw/TeQs0XjbVfI/AAAAAAAAAFw/NvMu428YFNw/s1600/three-amigos-med.jpg

WildcatFan
09-20-2012, 11:59 AM
Sorry guys, have to do it.

http://ksrcollege.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wiltjer-3-goggles.jpg

RichRed
09-20-2012, 12:50 PM
http://bloguinnetwork.com/rockthered/images/stories/Posts/3_feature.jpg

cumberlandreds
09-20-2012, 01:18 PM
Sorry guys, have to do it.

http://ksrcollege.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wiltjer-3-goggles.jpg


:thumbup: Good one! I wish I had thought of that one.

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2012, 05:33 PM
Magic number 2

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Zack+Cozart+gr4xEDPlEuGm.jpg

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2012, 05:34 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516N30Ns1ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

westofyou
09-20-2012, 05:35 PM
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/v-7dSwANLkY/0.jpg

oregonred
09-20-2012, 05:35 PM
WC Playoff berth clinched with 12 games left to go. Also 32 over .500 for the first time since 1999

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qHBPo8kY5VM/SUZz0emLfnI/AAAAAAAAAPk/8etY2ds24w4/s400/richard+nixon+peace+sign-tonyetone.jpg

mbgrayson
09-20-2012, 05:35 PM
2

http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/13/76/37/3139547/3/628x471.jpg

CySeymour
09-20-2012, 05:36 PM
http://www.blujay.com/1/525/3598055_s1_i1.jpg

Brutus
09-20-2012, 05:55 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n204/thespecialk80/stand_zps77b55980.png

redsmetz
09-20-2012, 06:40 PM
http://crossfitinterbay.com/storage/dynamic%20duo.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=13431 50230138

redsmetz
09-20-2012, 06:43 PM
The first Reds player to wear the number 2 was Wally Gilbert playing in his final season, his only with the Reds. I see he was an alumni of my daughter's college, Valpo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bpv/images/c/c8/Wally_Gilbert.jpg

BTW, I'd love to get a replica hat of the 1932 Reds.

George Anderson
09-20-2012, 06:59 PM
Get it???? :D




http://shop.petehitkingrose14.com/images/1297356786197-837727606.jpeg

Always Red
09-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Get it???? :D




http://shop.petehitkingrose14.com/images/1297356786197-837727606.jpeg

Sure, 14+24= deuce.

There's a great story behind that pic, a bet that was settled right there and then.

Do you know it? :D

George Anderson
09-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Sure, 14+24= deuce.

There's a great story behind that pic, a bet that was settled right there and then.

Do you know it? :D

No..do tell.

This pic hangs proudly in my office bathroom.

klw
09-20-2012, 09:02 PM
http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/13/76/37/3139566/3/628x471.jpg http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/14/22/30/3221007/3/628x471.jpg

http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/001/679/981/142893950_crop_exact.jpg?w=650&h=440&q=75 http://lh6.ggpht.com/_qxOJM_uvf_U/Slo-hOWDVzI/AAAAAAAAACk/8RWpGnrjrI8/2009%20topps%20deion%20sanders.jpg

And clinching a playoff birth deserves a slow clap.
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbilzDkVB1qf8yek.gif

Nasty_Boy
09-20-2012, 09:06 PM
No..do tell.

This pic hangs proudly in my office bathroom.

I think it had something to do with being the first person to go #2 in the new Riverfront clubhouse. I'm pretty sure this is a picture of the actual event. :laugh:

Always Red
09-20-2012, 09:12 PM
I think it had something to do with being the first person to go #2 in the new Riverfront clubhouse. I'm pretty sure this is a picture of the actual event. :laugh:

Yep, that's it, and why both of them had ****-eating grins on their faces. :D

elfmanvt07
09-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Had to be done. (http://youtu.be/B0q4oibfs9g)

traderumor
09-21-2012, 11:01 AM
Had to be done. (http://youtu.be/B0q4oibfs9g)What's this got to do with clinching?

klw
09-21-2012, 12:30 PM
He keeps saying "Deux, Deux, Deux" Two, Two, Two. Deux is French is two. Nothing to do with clinching but rather about the magic number being 2.

traderumor
09-21-2012, 12:31 PM
He keeps saying "Deux, Deux, Deux" Two, Two, Two. Deux is French is two. Nothing to do with clinching but rather about the magic number being 2.Oh, missed that in the confusion of trying to figure out what in the world Berman was even talking about.

mbgrayson
09-21-2012, 06:22 PM
1

http://mlblogsramsey.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/hutchinson-c002-thumb-300x442-1669841.jpg

RBA
09-21-2012, 06:23 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/198453_10151238193268760_208897482_n.jpg

George Foster
09-21-2012, 06:30 PM
1:beerme:

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 06:33 PM
6294

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 06:35 PM
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-46079728874234_2222_2760913592

Brutus
09-21-2012, 06:37 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQyj-XQCXY0Bnkeuh2s2RjMMmFWxF4RUNG51lIl6HFEXbMG3DGR2A

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 07:12 PM
http://www.zonacharrua.com/muj/991.com/newGallery/Metallica-One-469939.jpg

Degenerate39
09-21-2012, 07:15 PM
And clinching a playoff birth deserves a slow clap.
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbilzDkVB1qf8yek.gif

Is there a story behind these?

Always Red
09-21-2012, 07:51 PM
http://lifetimetopps.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/1963-topps-fred-hutch.jpg
http://platoonadvantage.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/hutchinson2.jpg
This was from the press conference when he announced he had lung cancer...
http://sportspressnw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Fred-Hutchinson-baseball-mgr-pitcher.-1-3-1964.jpg
http://www.fhcrc.org/content/public/en/about/history/fred/_jcr_content/par/textimage/image.img.jpg/1327448928547.jpg
http://www.lifesciencesfoundation.org/content/media/2011/07/23/1972_Fred_Hutchinson-large.jpg
http://tremendousgift.info/img/cdn.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-product-image/51-t1218139-500.jpg

klw
09-21-2012, 08:16 PM
Is there a story behind these?

http://www.jamesvandermemes.com/
Are you asking What's Up?
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbjdhUa8Q1qf8yek.gif
James explains here:
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2fbe5df820/vandermemes?rel=player

cincinnati chili
09-21-2012, 11:47 PM
One Three Dog Night - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTO4hvLEH4Q&feature=related)

redsmetz
09-22-2012, 08:53 AM
The first player to wear the number 1 for the Reds was George "Boots" Grantham, who primarily played 2nd base for the club in 1932. This isn't a picture of him in the 1932 uniform, but rather a trading card that features a blue Reds uniform. Not sure if they stylized this for the card or whether the team actually had a blue lettered uniform in 1933.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSW86pzyEX0vKxNACJE-ASQrGI8GCnC19x9UfElM_i9ltR_JvJqdg

redsmetz
09-22-2012, 08:54 AM
Again, the first season the Reds had their numbers also on the front of the uniform was 1956. Here's manager Birdie Tebbetts from that season.

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/1999/03/tebbetts_600x396.jpg

That's him calling forward into the future to the 2012 team, "Hey, clinch this thing already!".

Always Red
09-22-2012, 09:46 AM
Sunny Jim Bottomley (of Cardinals fame) was finishing his Hall of Fame career, when he spent 3 years with the Reds from 1933-35. He wore #1 in 1934 and 1935.

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/attachments/ootp-mods-rosters-photos-quick-starts/196429d1285169653-gambo-t_wil1-photopack-jim_bottomley_-reds-_5.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Jim-Bottomley-Photo-8X10-Cincinnati-Reds-1935-Buy-2-Get-1-Free-/00/s/MzAwWDI0Mw==/$(KGrHqZHJDIE7Bcviu-zBO6PYd(y2Q~~60_35.JPG

Sea Ray
09-22-2012, 10:12 AM
Sunny Jim Bottomley (of Cardinals fame) was finishing his Hall of Fame career, when he spent 3 years with the Reds from 1933-35. He wore #1 in 1934 and 1935.



Was that picture from his playing days? He looks like he's about Dusty's age there

Always Red
09-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Was that picture from his playing days? He looks like he's about Dusty's age there

yep. Life was hard back then, eh?

RBA
09-22-2012, 07:02 PM
http://lp.imageg.net/prod?set=key[name],value[RBA]&set=key[number],value[0]&set=key[displaysize],value[500]&load=url[http://chains.imageg.net/graphics/dynamic/chains/p5451053_customback.chain]

http://lp.imageg.net/prod?set=key[name],value[NLC+CHAMPS]&set=key[number],value[0]&set=key[displaysize],value[500]&load=url[http://chains.imageg.net/graphics/dynamic/chains/p5451053_customback.chain]

redsmetz
09-22-2012, 07:02 PM
http://fleamarket.benzplace.com/lps/LPchamps.JPG

RedsMan3203
09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
2012 National League Central Champs!!!!!!!!

mbgrayson
09-22-2012, 07:35 PM
0
Your 2012 National League Central Division Champions are....The Cincinnati Reds!

http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/070597greene_450x450.jpg

klw
09-22-2012, 09:17 PM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/09/22/AP861032367683_620x350.jpg
http://hosted2.ap.org/CBImages/?media=photo&contentId=b6ca6b98c64eef1a1b0f6a70670051e1&fmt=jpg&Role=Preview&reldt=2012-09-22T23:23:16GMT&authToken=eNoFwjEKACEMBMAXBTa6iVr4GJUIdlde4eNl5sbf PbMS1GwKgKZ%2B1%2BnT1%2FDZqixnSGwdohNbfBR4AUxD7%2F k6ydpSsvYA%2BE8TvA%3D%3D

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/xU19pZctTzQ/0.jpg

Tom Servo
09-22-2012, 09:20 PM
http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7083/7180069529_10f2da68b6_o.png

Nathan
09-22-2012, 09:26 PM
.













.

traderumor
09-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Rick White in this thread is just wrong

The Operator
09-23-2012, 03:52 AM
I'm a little late to the party (there wasn't much cell service at the ballpark right after the game was over :D) but I gotta post something.

And man, I forgot how weird Billy Corgan was. Yikes.

Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (Video) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWArOPgpjhc)

klw
09-23-2012, 09:23 AM
If you're doing a song, gotta go with the Fixx

The Fixx - Saved By Zero - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOiZP8FS5Ww)