June 2, 1943: The Reds bobard the NY Giants, 13-6 at Crosley Field. Withrow High School (local Cincinnati public high school) graduate Al Lakeman led the attack with three singles, a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored.

During World War II, blood donors received a free Reds ticket for every pint given.

All “Reds trivia” posts come from Greg Rhodes and John Snyder’s fabulous book, “Redleg Journal” (see link for purchasing) and are used with Greg’s permission.

Thanks again to Greg Rhodes for permission to use his material.