Happy Reds birthday, Clay Kirby!
June 25, 1948
How important is a good offense? Just ask Clay Kirby, who went 52-81 in five years with the Padres, only to see his fortunes reversed with Cincinnati’s supercharged Big Red Machine. In two seasons with the Reds, Kirby was 22-15. Then he was traded to Montreal, where he promptly reverted to his losing ways, going 1-8 before his release.