Happy Reds birthday, Vern Rapp!
May 11, 1928
Vern Rapp managed the Reds for 121 games in 1984. His last game was Wednesday, August 15. The Reds didn’t play on Thursday, but the front office was busy bringing home one of Cincinnati’s most popular players in Pete Rose. Rose not only joined the team on the field, but replaced Rapp as the skipper on Friday, August 17.