The Cincinnati Reds
By sports writers Floyd Conner and John Snyder. The long
up-and-down history of our home team. [Mosaic Press is a Cincinnati Publishing
Company.] Great stories about old time players like Shoeless Joe. Many
good details, like the time Cincinnati was expelled from the then new National
League for selling beer at the games. It’s surprising how many facts the
authors have packed into these little pages. Did you know the first night
game in baseball history was played at Crosley Field in 1935. Illustrations
by Romilda Dilley show Edd Rousch, Fred Hutchinson, Tony Perez, Vada Pinson
and Pete Rose. End paper in a Turkish pattern hand marbled by Catherine
Levine, in red, white and tan. Bound in Bright red book cloth, stamped
in silver, with The Reds on the spine and The Cincinnati Reds on the front
cover. I know this discrepancy drives librarians wild, but please consider
that the book is only 1/8" thick, and I really try to make the titles readable.
This book is rounded, and had grey-green head bands. 15/16" tall, 64 pages.