Originally Posted by OldRightHander
Anyone mention Dennis Rasmussen? I remember attending a game with my mother in either '87 or '88 that he pitched. They had the pitching matchup on the scoreboard and he was coming into the game with something like a 9 era. My mom said she didn't like our chances of seeing a win and I'll be darned if he didn't pitch a shutout.
Reds got Rasmussen in a bizarre deadline deal.
Reds needed starting pitching, so Bill Bergesch worked out a trade of reliever Ted Power for Rasmussen. Turns out Ted Power was Marge's favorite Red, so she demanded that they trade one of their better starting pitchers, Bill Gullickson for Rasmussen instead.