Ready to provide more answers? This round is for the history buffs among us.
We're answering one set of questions at a time. The fourth round of answers will be on the "Reds Operations" category. Post your answers to any or all sections of the question in this thread. I will compile and incorporate them into this first post.
Feel free to post links to threads if you think they contain particularly good answers or might be difficult to identify as such.
There must be other good questions to be found in this category, so feel free to submit those, too.
So far I'm mining the following threads:
As far as the form of your answer, you can either go with a "just the facts" format or make a post with full sentences as if someone had asked the question. If you want to disagree with an earlier answer for some reason, that's fine, too.
Rough Draft of Round 5 Answers:
Category: Reds History
Q: Why is Opening Day so important to the Reds?
Q: I have a favorite player from a past Reds team and I want to get more information on him. Are there any good sources for this info?
Q: I want to know the all-time career leaders in some statistical category for the Reds. Where can I find this?
Q: I want to know more about the Reds' previous ballparks. Are there any good web sites with this info?
Q: I want to find out about a trade the Reds made in a previous season. Where can I find historical information on trades?
A: Retrosheet and BaseballReference.com have transactions listed by year, but not minor ones. The Reds Media Guide lists ALL Reds trades.
Q: Is it true that the Reds are really the oldest franchise in the major leagues?
A: No. They were not in a league for the 1881 season. The oldest continuing franchise is the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves followed by the Chicago Cubs.