On January 8, 1981, outfielder/first baseman Larry Biittner becomes the first free agent ever signed by the Cincinnati Reds. Since free agency had been instituted in 1976, the often-conservative Reds were the only team to refuse to enter the market.
Joel Youngblood becomes the first player to collect hits for two different teams in two cities on the same day
August 4, 1982
January 30, 1978