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May. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

May 24 1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915. 1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the...

FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Curt Casali celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Ten current or retired Major League Baseball players have helped developed an outdoor, interactive game called CupCheck. Reds catcher Curt Casali is part of the venture, which has partnered with the Testicular Cancer Society based in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CupCheck: 10 major leaguers market game, help fight cancer

May. 19, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — On an off day in Los Angeles four years ago, a group of major leaguers players went to Manhattan Beach and played the prototype for a new game. Curt Casali, Matt Andriese, Alex Cobb and a few others spent the afternoon throwing discs at poles topped with plastic cups and trying to catch...

Reds lay off less than 25% of staff, cut pay for others

May. 14, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cincinnati made the announcement on its website Thursday. The Miami Marlins will temporarily furlough 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. To many National League fans, the scribble of “DH” on the lineup card sullies the whole stadium. To lots of American League fans, the sight of a pitcher touching a Louisville Slugger is a total affront to the diamond. No matter, that’s part of the proposal MLB owners are making to the players -- a full-time DH in the National League. This year only. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Like it or not, National League designated hitters limber up

May. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

Before all the self-proclaimed purists forecasting the destruction of baseball strategy and the very sanctity of the sport as we know it go berserk bemoaning the inclusion of a designated hitter in the National League this season, remember this: In a most remarkable October full of huge momentum swings, the...

Reds longtime scout , Mariners exec George Zuraw dies at 89

Apr. 27, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Longtime Cincinnati Reds scout and former Seattle Mariners executive George Zurow has died in Florida. He was 89. The Reds confirmed that he died Friday. No further details were available. Zurow started his scouting career with the Pirates and worked for Cincinnati from 1968-88 during the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout prepares to bat against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. With the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus, there will be no games Wednesday, April 15, 2020, on Jackie Robinson Day, when every person in uniform wears Robinson’s retired No. 42. MLB games and NBA playoffs were among sporting events that had been scheduled this week. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

What Would Have Been: Live sports events shuttered by virus

Apr. 13, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

With the national sports calendar now in its second month on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at what would have been held the week of April 13-19: MLB: — Every player would have been wearing No. 42 on Wednesday for Jackie Robinson Day. Major League Baseball annually...