View Full Version : This Date In Reds History (10/10): Past Lineups -- 1972 NLCS

Big Klu
10-10-2007, 03:33 PM
35 years ago (1972), a 7-1 win in Game 4 of the NLCS at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Pirates.

Rennie Stennett lf
Al Oliver cf
Roberto Clemente rf
Willie Stargell 1b
Manny Sanguillen c
Dave Cash 2b
Richie Hebner 3b
Gene Alley ss
Dock Ellis p

Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Bobby Tolan cf
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Denis Menke 3b
Cesar Geronimo rf
Darrel Chaney ss
Ross Grimsley p

WP: Ross Grimsley (1-0)
LP: Dock Ellis (0-1)
HR: PIT - Roberto Clemente (1).

Ross Grimsley pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead the Reds, who evened the best-of-five series at 2-2. The only hits for the Pirates were a homer and an infield single by Roberto Clemente.

10-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Really clutch pitching by Grimsley. Saved the Reds bullpen for game five.
Looking at that Reds lineup, that bottom part of the order just shouldn't scare too many pitchers. A pitcher just wouldn't shudder with fear seeing Menke,Gernimo and Chaney at the bottom of the order.