» April 25, 1978: The Cardinals fire manager Vern Rapp. Ken Boyer will take over the reins four days later.
» October 4, 1983:
Having finished last in the National League West for the 2nd straight year, the Reds drop manager Russ Nixon and replace him with Vern Rapp.
» May 27, 1984:
At Chicago, the Reds edge the Cubs 4–3 in a contest protested by both clubs. Ron Cey belts a 3rd inning blow originally called a homer by umpire Steve Rippley. The Reds argue the call and, after an ump conference, the ruling is a foul. The Cubs then protest. The umps then huddle with Reds manager Vern Rapp and tell him that P Mario Soto is ejected from the game. Soto charges the field tackling Cubs coach Don Zimmer and then gets re-ejected. Both teams then file a protest.
» August 15, 1984: After a 51/2 year absence, Pete Rose is reunited with his hometown Cincinnati Reds when the Expos trade him for infielder Tom Lawless. The Reds immediately name him player-manager, replacing Vern Rapp.