Final day of 12 Days of Christmas by the Numbers. Tomorrow is the Epiphany, when the baseball writers will or will not have an epiphany about Barry Larkin.
The only Red to wear number 1 was Fred Hutchinson MGR (1959-1964). It was retired in 1964 when Hutch died of cancer. Hutch's brother, a doctor, founded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, located in Seattle, where the family is from.
One is the number of World Series the Reds have won in my lifetime.
One day is the next time the Reds will win the World Series.
"...and this one belongs to the Reds!" will forever be played in the stereo of our hearts.
One is the loneliest number.