April 18, 1926: The Cubs slaughter the Reds, 18-1, in Chicago. Rube Meadows, an 18 year old pitcher for the Reds, faced only one batter, recorded and out, and never appeared in another big league game.

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.