Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...
Originally Posted by Spitball
Actually, they issued it to Quinton McCracken before Hopper. It looked so odd to see the squat McCracken wearing the number.
The Reds have unofficially retired a few number in the past, and I think they should do it again with #3.
I remember the Reds issued Dick Simpson the same number Frank Robinson wore (#20) in 1966. That was totally wrong in my young (at the time) mind.
Why would the Reds retire #3? Jr.'s time in Cincy wasn't exactly worthy of such distinction. His best years were in #30 with the Reds anyway.
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