Reds Set Weird Piece of MLB History

Zach Brunner
The Cincinnati Reds set a weird piece of MLB history.
The Cincinnati Reds set a weird piece of MLB history. / Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

With a 31-29 record, the Cincinnati Reds had a relatively average season, clinching an MLB postseason birth. While their regular season placing wasn't particularly noteworthy, they still cemented themselves forever in MLB history with an incredibly weird stat.

They always say that it doesn't matter how you get the win, it's about having a "W" on the schedule because it counts the same as anybody else's win. The same can be said with getting to first base.

At the end of the day, the Reds put someone on first base 460 times. However, it is incredibly interesting to know that they were walked there more often than they hit a single. They hit just 221 singles as a team, compared to being walked 239 times. For reference, David Fletcher, of the Los Angeles Angels, let the MLB with 50 singles by himself.

Again, they got to first, and that's all that really matters here. Clearly, all of the walks help them win games down the stretch. The Reds finished the month of September with a 16-9 record, including a six-game winning streak.

Defying the odds, the Reds are in the postseason, with a series scheduled against the Atlanta Braves.

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