Throwback: Reds festive for St. Patrick’s Day


On March 17, 1978, the Cincinnati Reds became the first MLB club to don these green-trimmed uniforms for their St. Patrick’s Day exhibition ahead of the start of the regular season. Despite finishing the 1978 season 92-69, the Reds would miss the playoffs with their second-place divisional finish. The 1978 season also marked the last of World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson during his nine-year tenure.

On March 17, 1978, the Cincinnati Reds became the first MLB club to don these green-trimmed uniforms for their St. Patrick’s Day exhibition ahead of the start of the regular season. Despite finishing the 1978 season 92-69, the Reds would miss the playoffs with their second-place divisional finish. The 1978 season also marked the last of World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson during his nine-year tenure.


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On March 17, 1978, the Cincinnati Reds became the first MLB club to don these green-trimmed uniforms for their St. Patrick’s Day exhibition ahead of the start of the regular season. Despite finishing the 1978 season 92-69, the Reds would miss the playoffs with their second-place divisional finish. The 1978 season also marked the last of World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson during his nine-year tenure.

On March 17, 1978, the Cincinnati Reds became the first MLB club to don these green-trimmed uniforms for their St. Patrick’s Day exhibition ahead of the start of the regular season. Despite finishing the 1978 season 92-69, the Reds would miss the playoffs with their second-place divisional finish. The 1978 season also marked the last of World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson during his nine-year tenure.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/03/web1_Reds-St-Pattys-day-pic.jpgOn March 17, 1978, the Cincinnati Reds became the first MLB club to don these green-trimmed uniforms for their St. Patrick’s Day exhibition ahead of the start of the regular season. Despite finishing the 1978 season 92-69, the Reds would miss the playoffs with their second-place divisional finish. The 1978 season also marked the last of World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson during his nine-year tenure. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds