Posts Tagged “Cincinnati Reds”

MLB’s First Dual League MVP

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Frank Robinson

FACT OF THE DAY: In the history of Major League Baseball (MLB), only one player has won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award in both the American and National League. That player is Frank Robinson. He was National League MVP in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and American League MVP with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966.

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Pete Rose Gets Lifetime Suspension

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Pete Rose Statue

FACT OF THE DAY:  It was 29 years ago today, August 23, 1989, that Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball (MLB) for life. As part of a settlement for the gambling charges against him, Rose agreed to the lifetime ban.

Though he is still currently banned, that did not stop the Cincinnati Reds from honoring Rose for his achievements with the team. They placed a bronze statue of the career hits leader outside of their Great American Ball Park in June of 2017.

 

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