After dropping the first of a four-game set against Milwaukee
on Thursday night, the Reds will need to win the next three to match the 1987 team by claiming a fourth series in a row.
If it happens, the quest becomes to find the last time they won five straight.
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Well, better pack a lunch. It’s a long journey all the way back to 1898.
That plucky bunch, which was managed by Buck Ewing, won two of three against the Cleveland Spiders, swept a two-game set from the Pirates, took two of three against the Cubs, then won a one-game series against the Spiders before hitting the road for the first time, where they took four of five in Pittsburgh.
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The Reds finished 92-60, but they were a distant third in the NL standings, 11.5 behind the champion Boston Beaneaters and 5.5 back of the runner-up Baltimore Orioles.