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Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:21 AM
55 years ago (1954), a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan vs. the Giants.

Cincinnati
Bobby Adams 3b
Roy McMillan ss
Gus Bell cf
Ted Kluszewski 1b
Jim Greengrass lf
Johnny Temple 2b
Wally Post rf
Andy Seminick c
Harry Perkowski p

New York Giants
Davey Williams 2b
Alvin Dark ss
Hank Thompson 3b
Monte Irvin lf
Willie Mays cf
Don Mueller rf
Whitey Lockman 1b
Ray Katt c
Johnny Antonelli p


WP: Johnny Antonelli (4-1)
LP: Harry Perkowski (1-3)
HR: NY - Bobby Hofman (2).

Bobby Hofman hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for the Giants. Johnny Antonelli pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win, while Harry Perkowski pitched a complete-game three-hitter in a losing effort for the Reds. The only hits for the Giants were a leadoff single by Davey Williams in the first inning, a leadoff single by Monte Irvin in the eighth, and Hofman's game-winning homer with one out in the ninth.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:22 AM
50 years ago (1959), a 7-4 loss at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Cincinnati
Johnny Temple 2b
Vada Pinson cf
Jerry Lynch lf
Frank Robinson 1b
Gus Bell rf
Frank J. Thomas 3b
Ed Bailey c
Roy McMillan ss
Brooks Lawrence p

St. Louis
Don Blasingame 2b
Gino Cimoli cf
Stan Musial 1b
Ken Boyer 3b
Bill White lf
Joe Cunningham rf
Hal R. Smith c
Alex Grammas ss
Gary Blaylock p


WP: Gary Blaylock (2-1)
LP: Brooks Lawrence (3-2)
Sv: Bill Smith (1)
HR: STL - Joe Cunningham (1), Ken Boyer (6), Gary Blaylock (1).

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:22 AM
45 years ago (1964), a 3-2 loss at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 2b
Tommy Harper lf
Vada Pinson cf
Deron Johnson 1b
Frank Robinson rf
Leo Cardenas ss
Steve Boros 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Jim Maloney p

Pittsburgh
Dick Schofield ss
Bill Virdon cf
Roberto Clemente rf
Willie Stargell lf
Smoky Burgess c
Gene Freese 3b
Donn Clendenon 1b
Bill Mazeroski 2b
Joe Gibbon p


WP: Joe Gibbon (2-1)
LP: Jim Maloney (2-4)
Sv: Al McBean (1)
HR: PIT - Gene Freese (4).

Jim Maloney pitched a complete-game six-hitter in a losing effort for the Reds. Pirates LF Willie Stargell laid down a sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning to advance Roberto Clemente, who eventually scored the winning run.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:23 AM
35 years ago (1974), the Reds swept a doubleheader at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Astros--winning the opener 5-0, and the nightcap 4-2.

First Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Tommy Helms 2b
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Ollie Brown rf
Milt May c
Claude Osteen p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench 3b
Tony Perez 1b
George Foster cf
Dave Concepcion ss
Merv Rettenmund rf
Bill Plummer c
Fred Norman p


WP: Fred Norman (2-3)
LP: Claude Osteen (4-3)
HR: CIN - Dave Concepcion (4), Merv Rettenmund (3), Johnny Bench (5).

In Game 1, Fred Norman pitched a five-hit shutout with 9 K's to get the win for the Reds.



Second Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Greg Gross rf
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Tommy Helms 2b
Don Wilson p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Dan Driessen 3b
Merv Rettenmund rf
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Geronimo cf
Clay Kirby p


WP: Clay Kirby (2-3)
LP: Don Wilson (1-2)
HR: HOU - Cesar Cedeņo (5). CIN - Merv Rettenmund (4).

In Game 2, Clay Kirby pitched a complete-game two-hitter with 10 K's to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Astros were a leadoff single by Bob Watson in the second inning, and a two-run homer by Cesar Cedeņo with two outs in the ninth. Don Wilson pitched a complete-game nine-hitter with 14 K's in a losing effort for the Astros. In the fourth inning, Bob Watson crashed into the wall and suffered an eye injury on Merv Rettenmund's inside-the-park home run. Watson finished the inning, but was replaced in the fifth.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:23 AM
30 years ago (1979), a 3-2 loss at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati
Ken Griffey rf
Junior Kennedy 2b
Dave Concepcion ss
George Foster lf
Champ Summers 1b
Ray Knight 3b
Cesar Geronimo cf
Vic Correll c
Fred Norman p

Pittsburgh
Omar Moreno cf
Tim Foli ss
Dave Parker rf
Bill Robinson lf
Steve Nicosia c
Manny Sanguillen 1b
Rennie Stennett 2b
Phil Garner 3b
Bruce Kison p


WP: Jim Bibby (3-1)
LP: Frank Pastore (1-3)
Sv: Grant Jackson (4)
HR: None.

Bruce Kison, Jim Bibby, Kent Tekulve, and Grant Jackson combined on a three-hitter for the Pirates. The only hits for the Reds were a two-out single by Ray Knight in the second inning, a one-out RBI double by Champ Summers in the sixth, and a two-out single by Ken Griffey in the seventh.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:24 AM
25 years ago (1984), a 2-1 win at Riverfront vs. the Cardinals.

St. Louis
Tom Herr 2b
Ozzie Smith ss
Lonnie Smith lf
George Hendrick rf
Andy Van Slyke cf
Ken Oberkfell 3b
David Green 1b
Tom Nieto c
Danny Cox p

Cincinnati
Gary Redus lf
Ron Oester 2b
Duane Walker cf
Dave Parker rf
Dan Driessen 1b
Dave Concepcion 3b
Brad Gulden c
Tom Foley ss
Mario Soto p


WP: Mario Soto (5-1)
LP: Bruce Sutter (1-2)
HR: STL - George Hendrick (2).

Mario Soto pitched a no-hitter through 8.2 innings, and finished with a complete-game one-hitter with 12 K's to get the win for the Reds. The only hit for the Cardinals was a game-tying solo homer by George Hendrick with two outs in the ninth inning. The Reds responded with in the bottom of the ninth, as Dave Concepcion singled with one out, and stole second. Brad Gulden then singled to score Concepcion with the winning run.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:24 AM
20 years ago (1989), a 5-0 win at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Cincinnati
Herm Winningham cf
Lenny Harris 3b
Barry Larkin ss
Paul O'Neill rf
Todd Benzinger 1b
Ken Griffey lf
Jeff Reed c
Ron Oester 2b
Rick Mahler p

St. Louis
Vince Coleman lf
Ozzie Smith ss
Terry Pendleton 3b
Pedro Guerrero 1b
Tom Brunansky rf
Willie McGee cf
Jose Oquendo 2b
Tony Peņa c
Ted Power p


WP: Rick Mahler (5-3)
LP: Ted Power (0-1)
HR: None.

Rick Mahler pitched a five-hit shutout to get the win for the Reds.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:25 AM
10 years ago (1999), an 8-7 loss at Riverfront vs. the Brewers.

Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Loretta ss
Rich Becker cf
Jeff Cirillo 3b
Jeromy Burnitz rf
Dave Nilsson c
Geoff Jenkins lf
Brian Banks 1b
Ronnie Belliard 2b
Scott Karl p

Cincinnati
Mike Cameron cf
Jeffrey Hammonds rf
Greg Vaughn lf
Sean Casey 1b
Barry Larkin ss
Mark Lewis 3b
Brian Johnson c
Pokey Reese 2b
Pete Harnisch p


WP: Scott Karl (4-1)
LP: Pete Harnisch (2-4)
Sv: Bob Wickman (7)
HR: MIL - Dave Nilsson 2 (5), Geoff Jenkins (5), Jeromy Burnitz (9). CIN - Michael Tucker (2).

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 01:25 AM
Five years ago (2004), a 2-1 loss at Petco Park in San Diego.

Cincinnati
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Ken Griffey Jr. cf
Adam Dunn lf
Ryan Freel rf
Javier Valentin c
Tim Hummel 3b
Cory Lidle p

San Diego
Sean Burroughs 3b
Mark Loretta 2b
Brian Giles rf
Phil Nevin 1b
Ryan Klesko lf
Jay Payton cf
Ramon Hernandez c
Khalil Greene ss
Brian Lawrence p


WP: Brian Lawrence (5-2)
LP: Cory Lidle (2-3)
Sv: Trevor Hoffman (10)
HR: SD - Brian Giles (6).

Cory Lidle pitched a complete-game six-hitter in a losing effort for the Reds.

MrCinatit
05-12-2009, 01:45 AM
35 years ago (1974), the Reds swept a doubleheader at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Astros--winning the opener 5-0, and the nightcap 4-2.

First Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Tommy Helms 2b
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Ollie Brown rf
Milt May c
Claude Osteen p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench 3b
Tony Perez 1b
George Foster cf
Dave Concepcion ss
Merv Rettenmund rf
Bill Plummer c
Fred Norman p


WP: Fred Norman (2-3)
LP: Claude Osteen (4-3)
HR: CIN - Dave Concepcion (4), Merv Rettenmund (3), Johnny Bench (5).

In Game 1, Fred Norman pitched a five-hit shutout with 9 K's to get the win for the Reds.



Second Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Greg Gross rf
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Tommy Helms 2b
Don Wilson p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Dan Driessen 3b
Merv Rettenmund rf
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Geronimo cf
Clay Kirby p


WP: Clay Kirby (2-3)
LP: Don Wilson (1-2)
HR: HOU - Cesar Cedeņo (5). CIN - Merv Rettenmund (4).

In Game 2, Clay Kirby pitched a complete-game two-hitter with 10 K's to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Astros were a leadoff single by Bob Watson in the second inning, and a two-run homer by Cesar Cedeņo with two outs in the ninth. Don Wilson pitched a complete-game nine-hitter with 14 K's in a losing effort for the Astros. In the fourth inning, Bob Watson crashed into the wall and suffered an eye injury on Merv Rettenmund's inside-the-park home run. Watson finished the inning, but was replaced in the fifth.

I remember Pete Rose mentioning the second game in one of his early biographies. Apparently, Watson broke his glasses on the play, cutting his eye. Pete was unhappy with the reaction of some fans who decided to take the opportunity to throw their beer on the fallen Watson.

cumberlandreds
05-12-2009, 07:37 AM
35 years ago (1974), the Reds swept a doubleheader at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Astros--winning the opener 5-0, and the nightcap 4-2.

First Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Tommy Helms 2b
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Ollie Brown rf
Milt May c
Claude Osteen p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench 3b
Tony Perez 1b
George Foster cf
Dave Concepcion ss
Merv Rettenmund rf
Bill Plummer c
Fred Norman p


WP: Fred Norman (2-3)
LP: Claude Osteen (4-3)
HR: CIN - Dave Concepcion (4), Merv Rettenmund (3), Johnny Bench (5).

In Game 1, Fred Norman pitched a five-hit shutout with 9 K's to get the win for the Reds.



Second Game
Houston
Mick Kelleher ss
Greg Gross rf
Cesar Cedeņo cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Tommy Helms 2b
Don Wilson p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Dan Driessen 3b
Merv Rettenmund rf
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Geronimo cf
Clay Kirby p


WP: Clay Kirby (2-3)
LP: Don Wilson (1-2)
HR: HOU - Cesar Cedeņo (5). CIN - Merv Rettenmund (4).

In Game 2, Clay Kirby pitched a complete-game two-hitter with 10 K's to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Astros were a leadoff single by Bob Watson in the second inning, and a two-run homer by Cesar Cedeņo with two outs in the ninth. Don Wilson pitched a complete-game nine-hitter with 14 K's in a losing effort for the Astros. In the fourth inning, Bob Watson crashed into the wall and suffered an eye injury on Merv Rettenmund's inside-the-park home run. Watson finished the inning, but was replaced in the fifth.

Two things that you don't happen too often anymore:

1. Few if any doubleheaders these days.

2. The Reds beating the Astros at home.

Big Klu
05-12-2009, 07:57 AM
Two things that you don't happen too often anymore:

1. Few is any doubleheaders these days.

2. The Reds beating the Astros at home.

Number of doubleheaders by year:

1954: 23
1959: 18
1964: 18
1969: 13
1974: 11
1979: 9
1984: 5
1989: 3
1994: 0
1999: 2
2004: 0
2009: ?

George Anderson
05-12-2009, 10:02 AM
Two things that you don't happen too often anymore:

1. Few if any doubleheaders these days.

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What is the reason that we don't see doubleheaders anymore??

I am guessing the owners wanted to nix it because it would result in less revenue?

cumberlandreds
05-12-2009, 11:18 AM
What is the reason that we don't see doubleheaders anymore??

I am guessing the owners wanted to nix it because it would result in less revenue?

I'm sure its all about maximizing all dates available. 81 games on 81 different days would = more revenue. It's a shame, I think, that each team couldn't have at least two doubleheaders at home per season. It could be promoted as Bargain Day to bring the family out for a full day of baseball fun at the ballpark. Cincinnati could do this as way to reach out to the fans that live far off like when I was growing up. I lived about 5+ hours from Cincy and we would get tickets to a doubleheader for once a year pilgramage to see Reds baseball. That way we saw two games instead of just one since we could only make it one time a year because of distance.