Owensville resident pens a history of 1940 Reds

Leo Bradley of Owensville has recently authored a very informative, easy-reading book that any fan of the Cincinnati Reds should read.

“Underrated Reds” tells the story of the Cincinnati Reds’ 1940 world championship season and of the 1939 season that was instrumental in leading the Reds’ to the World Series title. Bradley describes this championship as the Reds’ “first undisputed championship.”

Dr. Bradley is a full professor and chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development at Xavier University. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he is a long-time fan of the Cincinnati Reds. This is the seventh book he has written and the first not having as its major topic, educational leadership.