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With their skipped picks, the Cincinnati Reds are pleased to select:

Jesse Haines -- RHP
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Jesse Haines was a durable right-hander and tough competitor who won 210 games during his 18 years with the Cardinals. By adding a knuckleball to his pitching repertoire, he became an ace, achieving 20 victories on three occasions and helping the Cardinals win five pennants from 1926-34. He authored a no-hitter against Boston in 1924, and two years later he defeated the Yankees twice in the World Series, tossing a shutout and the series-clincher.
Ray Schalk -- C
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A symbol of toughness and durability, diminutive Ray Schalk was among the first players to consistently catch 100 games per season. A defensive star, he led the league in fielding percentage eight times and putouts nine times, retiring with Major League records for games caught, putouts and double plays. He was also a superb handler of pitchers and was the first to catch four no-hit games. Schalk was also one of the swiftest catchers in history, stealing 30 bases in 1916 and 24 in '14.
Travis Jackson -- SS/3B
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Travis Jackson was the hustling captain and clutch-hitting shortstop on John McGraw's Giants teams of the 1920s, playing through the mid-1930s. His outstanding arm, exceptional range and quick release earned him great respect in the field. Nicknamed Stonewall, after the Civil War general and for the wall of defense he supplied at shortstop, he also hit 135 home runs and compiled six .300-or-higher seasons at the plate. Rogers Hornsby praised Jackson by saying, "In all the years I watched him, playing with him and against him, I never saw him make a mistake."

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