June 28, 1979: The Reds sell Ken Henderson to the Cubs, and trade Pedro Borbon to the Giants for Hector Cruz.
Angered by the trade, Borbon put a voodoo hex on the Reds. In Cincinnati for an old-timers game in 1990, Borbon removed the curse, and the Reds went on to win the world championship.
All Ã¢â‚¬Å“Reds triviaÃ¢â‚¬Â posts come from Greg Rhodes and John SnyderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fabulous book, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Redleg JournalÃ¢â‚¬Â (see link for purchasing) and are used with GregÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s permission.
Thanks again to Greg Rhodes for permission to use his material.