Originally Posted by westofyou
Who was the 1st "known" player who was paid?
As for the on the road season opener.
It was like 1937 or so, the Reds also had the only parade prior to the season that was a draw to let them have too.
The Reds didn't open up at home for a series then either. They usually opened against the Pirates or the Cubs and then took the train to their city and participated in their opening day.
Another tradition that Cincinnati has and never talks about is the complete abandonment of the Red Stockings by the fans once their long winning streak was over.
Bad enough that the team disbanded.
Nobody is really sure if it was Reach or Creighton.
Yeah, after the winning streak ended, the thrill was gone. Sound familiar?