Reds Dates

by TheToddFather21 - 32 cards (Last updated on May 16, 2022)

1. 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH155 Jay Bruce

May 27th, 2008. Jay Bruce makes his major league debut at Great American Ballpark. Bruce was regarded as the Reds top prospect, and one of the best in baseball at the time. Amidst chants of 'BRUUUUUUCE,' Jay went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, two runs scored, and reached base in all five plate appearances.

2. 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH119 Ken Griffey Jr.

June 9th, 2008. Ken Griffey Jr hits his 600th career home run against the Marlins. Griffey was traded to the White Sox later in the year.

3. 2010 Topps Update #US-317 Mike Leake

April 11th, 2010. Mike Leake makes his major league debut. Leake went straight from being drafted, straight to the major leagues. He never spent time in the minor leagues. He started the 6th game of the season for the Reds in 2010, and was a dependable starter in his rookie season.

4. 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #BDP33 Travis Wood

July 10th, 2010. Rookie Travis Wood throws eight perfect innings against the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. Carlos Ruiz, who was the first batter in the 9th inning, hit a double off of Wood to break up the perfect game and the no-hitter. Wood would finish the inning, but the Reds went on to loose the game in extra innings.

5. 2010 Kahn's Cincinnati Reds #NNO Brandon Phillips

August 10th, 2010. "Fight Day" The Reds and Cardinals fight at Great American Ballpark. Both teams were the top two teams in the National League Central Division. Prior to the series with the Cardinals, Brandon Phillips made some remarks about the rival Cardinals. Before his first at-bat on August 10th, Phillips and Cardinals Catcher, Yadier Molina, engaged in a shouting match which quickly escalated into a brawl. Although the Cardinals won that game and the final game in the series, the Reds went on to win their next seven games, while the Cardinals went 1-5 over the next week. Although the Cardinals won the series, at this point the Reds began a climb and the Cardinals began to fall. The Reds won the NL Central Division title that year.

6. 2011 Topps #110 Aroldis Chapman

August 31st, 2010. Aroldis Chapman makes his major league debut with the Reds at Great American Ballpark. He pitched one inning of relief and got one strikeout. Chapman was regarded as one the the games top pitching prospects, and was known for his fastball (which was clocked at 105.1 MPH in a game later in the year).

7. 2011 Topps #191 Jay Bruce

September 28th (Clinchmas), 2010. Forever remembered as "Clinchmas" by Cincinnati Reds fans, the day the Reds clinched the playoffs and the NL Central Division in 2010. Jay Bruce hit a walk-off home run to clinch the division. The picture on this card is from that game, the moment the ball is in the air traveling toward the grass just beyond the centerfield wall at Great American Ballpark.

8. 2011 Topps #233 Ramon Hernandez

March 31st (Opening Day), 2011. Ramon Hernandez hits a walk-off home run. Because the Reds were the first professional baseball team, they always play at home on opening day. In 2010, the Reds put together a surprising season, in which they won the NL Central Division and made the play-offs for the first time since 1995. On Opening Day 2011, the Reds won like they did so many times in 2010, making a comeback late.

9. 2012 Topps #508 Brandon Phillips

July 15th (The day after the All-Star break), 2011. Brandon Phillips hits a walk-off home run against the rival Cardinals. Although the Reds won the NL Central Division in 2010, they trailed the Cardinals by the All-Star break in 2011. This win kept them in the race at the time, although the Cardinals ultimately won the division (and the World Series) in 2011. The picture on this card is from that game, the moment he realized the ball was over the fence as he rounded first base.

10. 2013 Topps Opening Day - Superstar Celebrations #SC-4 Joey Votto

May 13th (Mothers Day), 2012. After a long rain delay, Joey Votto hits a walk-off grand slam, his third home run of the day. The picture on this card is from that game, the moment he met his teammates at home plate.



Aug 10, 2017 - 11:46AM

Very well done!

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:33PM

 Phillips still gets booed in St. Louis for that.  I personally can't stand him.  However, I do love going to games at Great American.  Fun place to watch baseball.

Feb 5, 2018 - 6:40PM

Great List you got going here. I love going down to Cincy at GABP.

Jun 13, 2019 - 3:13AM

What a fun trot down memory lane. Thank you :)

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