On this date in Cincinnati Reds history we saw the debuts of both Chuck Harmon, the teams first African American player, and Frank Robinson, just two years apart.
Fresh out of law school in 1995, my first law job was as a clerk at the First District, Ohio Court of Appeals. I worked there for two years—from May 1995 to May 1997. Chuck was the bailiff there during that time, and it gave me an opportunity to talk to him any time I wanted. With the stories he told, wow, I sure wanted.