January 30, 1961
Four days before I was born, on January 26, 1961, Joe Nuxhall was traded to the Kansas City A's for John Tsitouris and John Briggs. It was the only year of Joe's career that he did not wear a Reds uniform, and ironically, was the year that the Reds went to the World Series.
Powell Crosley died on March 28, 1961.
Reds trade Claude Osteen to the Senators for Dave Sisler.
An awful trade.
Joey Jay wins 21 games
Reds clinch the NL crown on September 26, 1961.
Reds lose to the Yankees in the World Series, 4 games to 1, on October 9, 1961.
Frank Robinson wins the NL most valuable player award on November 22, 1961.