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Big Klu
08-10-2009, 01:24 PM
55 years ago (1954), a 2-1 win at Crosley Field vs. the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs
Frank Baumholtz cf
Gene Baker 2b
Dee Fondy 1b
Ralph Kiner lf
Hank Sauer rf
Ernie Banks ss
Vern Morgan 3b
Joe Garagiola c
Howie Pollet p

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
Corky Valentine p


WP: Corky Valentine (9-9)
LP: Howie Pollet (6-7)
HR: CHI - Frank Baumholtz (4).

Corky Valentine pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win for the Reds. Howie Pollet and Johnny Klippstein combined on a five-hitter in a losing effort for the Cubs.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 01:38 PM
45 years ago (1964), a 7-2 win at Crosley Field vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Maury Wills ss
Junior Gilliam 3b
Willie Davis cf
Ron Fairly 1b
Tommy Davis lf
Wally Moon rf
Johnny Roseboro c
Nate Oliver 2b
Joe Moeller p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 2b
Mel Queen rf
Vada Pinson cf
Frank Robinson lf
Deron Johnson 1b
Johnny Edwards c
Leo Cardenas ss
Steve Boros 3b
Bob Purkey p


WP: Bob Purkey (6-6)
LP: Joe Moeller (6-11)
HR: None.

Bob Purkey pitched a complete-game four-hitter to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Dodgers were a two-out RBI double by Ron Fairly in the fourth inning, a leadoff pinch-hit single by Wes Parker in the sixth, a leadoff single by Nate Oliver in the eighth, and a two-out RBI single by Willie Davis in the eighth.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 02:02 PM
40 years ago (1969), a 10-0 win at Crosley Field vs. the Phillies.

Philadelphia
Larry Hisle cf
Cookie Rojas 2b
Dick Allen 1b
Johnny Callison rf
Deron Johnson lf
Rick Joseph 3b
Mike Ryan c
Don Money ss
Woodie Fryman p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose rf
Bobby Tolan cf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Lee May 1b
Johnny Bench c
Woody Woodward ss
Chico Ruiz 2b
Gary Nolan p


WP: Gary Nolan (3-3)
LP: Woodie Fryman (8-9)
HR: CIN - Johnny Bench (16).

Gary Nolan pitched perfect game through six innings, and finished with a three-hit shutout with 5 K's to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Phillies were a leadoff single by Larry Hisle in the seventh, a one-out single by Dick Allen in the seventh, and a two-out single by Don Money in the eighth.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 02:11 PM
35 years ago (1974), a 5-3 win at Shea Stadium in Queens.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Dan Driessen 3b
Cesar Geronimo cf
Dave Concepcion ss
Ken Griffey rf
Don Gullett p

New York Mets
Wayne Garrett 3b
Felix Millan 2b
Rusty Staub rf
Cleon Jones lf
John Milner 1b
Don Hahn cf
Duffy Dyer c
Bud Harrelson ss
Tom Seaver p


WP: Clay Carroll (7-3)
LP: Ray Sadecki (4-6)
HR: None.

The Reds stole seven bases in seven attempts off the battery of Tom Seaver and Duffy Dyer. Joe Morgan and Dave Concepcion each had two SB's, while Johnny Bench, Cesar Geronimo, and Ken Griffey each added one.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 02:20 PM
30 years ago (1979), a 3-2 loss at San Diego Stadium.

Cincinnati
Joe Morgan 2b
Dave Collins lf
Hector Cruz rf
Johnny Bench c
Dave Concepcion ss
Ray Knight 3b
Dan Driessen 1b
Paul Blair cf
Frank Pastore p

San Diego
Gene Richards cf
Ozzie Smith ss
Paul Dade 3b
Dave Winfield rf
Jerry Turner lf
Gene Tenace c
Dan Briggs 1b
Fernando Gonzalez 2b
Randy Jones p


WP: Randy Jones (9-7)
LP: Frank Pastore (2-6)
HR: None.

Randy Jones pitched a complete-game four-hitter to get the win for the Padres. The only hits for the Reds were a leadoff single by Joe Morgan in the fourth inning, a one-out RBI triple by Hector Cruz in the fourth, a leadoff single by Ray Knight in the fifth, and a one-out single by Knight in the seventh.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 02:42 PM
25 years ago (1984), the Reds split a doubleheader at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Astros--winning the opener 5-4 in 12 innings, and losing the nightcap 11-7.

First Game
Houston
Bill Doran 2b
Craig Reynolds ss
Denny Walling 3b
Jose Cruz lf
Jerry Mumphrey cf
Enos Cabell 1b
Terry Puhl rf
Alan Ashby c
Joe Niekro p

Cincinnati
Gary Redus cf
Ron Oester 2b
Cesar Cedeño lf
Dave Parker rf
Tony Perez 1b
Wayne Krenchicki 3b
Brad Gulden c
Tom Foley ss
Jay Tibbs p


WP: John Franco (4-0)
LP: Julio Solano (0-2)
HR: CIN - Gary Redus (7), Ron Oester (1), Skeeter Barnes (1).

In Game 1, Skeeter Barnes led off the bottom of the twelfth inning with a game-winning homer off Julio Solano.



Second Game
Houston
Bill Doran ss
Phil Garner 2b
Denny Walling 3b
Jose Cruz lf
Jerry Mumphrey cf
Terry Puhl rf
Ray Knight 1b
Mark Bailey c
Bob Knepper p

Cincinnati
Gary Redus lf
Ron Oester 2b
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Cedeño rf
Eric Davis cf
Nick Esasky 1b
Skeeter Barnes 3b
Dave Van Gorder c
Frank Pastore p


WP: Bob Knepper (11-8)
LP: Frank Pastore (3-7)
Sv: Frank DiPino (9)
HR: HOU - Terry Puhl (5), Jerry Mumphrey (8).

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 02:54 PM
20 years ago (1989), a 4-3 loss at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Cincinnati
Luis Quiñones 2b
Jeff Richardson ss
Eric Davis cf
Rolando Roomes rf
Joel Youngblood lf
Todd Benzinger 1b
Joe Oliver c
Scotti Madison 3b
Scott Scudder p

San Francisco
Brett Butler cf
Robby Thompson 2b
Will Clark 1b
Kevin Mitchell lf
Matt Williams 3b
Pat Sheridan rf
Terry Kennedy c
Jose Uribe ss
Dave Dravecky p


WP: Dave Dravecky (1-0)
LP: Scott Scudder (2-5)
Sv: Steve Bedrosian (15)
HR: CIN - Luis Quiñones (8). SF - Matt Williams (6).

Dave Dravecky and Steve Bedrosian combined on a four-hitter for the Giants. The only hits for the Reds were a one-out double by Joel Youngblood in the second inning, a leadoff single by Todd Benzinger in the eighth, a one-out double by Scotti Madison in the eighth, and a three-run homer by Luis Quiñones with two outs in the eighth. Scott Scudder, Rob Dibble, and Norm Charlton combined on a five-hitter in a losing effort for the Reds.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 03:03 PM
15 years ago (1994), a 6-3 loss at Riverfront vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Brett Butler cf
Delino DeShields 2b
Mike Piazza c
Tim Wallach 3b
Eric Karros 1b
Raul Mondesi rf
Cory Snyder lf
Rafael Bournigal ss
Kevin Gross p

Cincinnati
Deion Sanders cf
Tony Fernandez 3b
Barry Larkin ss
Hal Morris 1b
Bret Boone 2b
Thomas Howard lf
Reggie Sanders rf
Eddie Taubensee c
John Smiley p


WP: Ismael Valdez (3-1)
LP: Jeff Brantley (6-6)
Sv: Todd Worrell (11)
HR: LA - Eric Karros (14).

Dodgers OF/INF Cory Snyder made his final major-league appearance in this game.

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 03:11 PM
10 years ago (1999), a 6-1 win at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati
Mike Cameron cf
Jeffrey Hammonds rf
Sean Casey 1b
Greg Vaughn lf
Barry Larkin ss
Aaron Boone 3b
Pokey Reese 2b
Brian Johnson c
Juan Guzman p

Pittsburgh
Al Martin lf
Abraham O. Nuñez ss
Brian Giles cf
Kevin Young 1b
Ed Sprague Jr. 3b
Warren Morris 2b
Brant Brown rf
Joe Oliver c
Pete Schourek p


WP: Juan Guzman (1-1)
LP: Pete Schourek (3-6)
HR: CIN - Jeffrey Hammonds (10), Mike Cameron (15), Sean Casey (19). PIT - Warren Morris (12).

Big Klu
08-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Five years ago (2004), a 5-2 loss at Great American Ball Park vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Cesar Izturis ss
Steve Finley cf
Milton Bradley lf
Adrian Beltre 3b
Shawn Green rf
Hee-Seop Choi 1b
Alex Cora 2b
Brent Mayne c
Jose Lima p

Cincinnati
Ryan Freel rf
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Adam Dunn lf
Wily Mo Peña cf
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Jason LaRue c
Juan Castro 3b
Aaron Harang p


WP: Jose Lima (11-3)
LP: Aaron Harang (7-4)
Sv: Eric Gagne (34)
HR: LA - Steve Finley (24), Adrian Beltre (31). CIN - Adam Dunn (35).

Jose Lima and Eric Gagne combined on a five-hitter for the Dodgers. Adam Dunn hit the longest home run in GABP history in the fourth inning off Lima. The ball went over the batter's eye in CF, cleared the stadium, bounced once on Mehring Way, and landed on a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River. The estimated distance was 535 feet.

OnBaseMachine
08-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Five years ago (2004), a 5-2 loss at Great American Ball Park vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Cesar Izturis ss
Steve Finley cf
Milton Bradley lf
Adrian Beltre 3b
Shawn Green rf
Hee-Seop Choi 1b
Alex Cora 2b
Brent Mayne c
Jose Lima p

Cincinnati
Ryan Freel rf
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Adam Dunn lf
Wily Mo Peña cf
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Jason LaRue c
Juan Castro 3b
Aaron Harang p


WP: Jose Lima (11-3)
LP: Aaron Harang (7-4)
Sv: Eric Gagne (34)
HR: LA - Steve Finley (24), Adrian Beltre (31). CIN - Adam Dunn (35).

Jose Lima and Eric Gagne combined on a five-hitter for the Dodgers. Adam Dunn hit the longest home run in GABP history in the fourth inning off Lima. The ball went over the batter's eye in CF, cleared the stadium, bounced once on Mehring Way, and landed on a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River. The estimated distance was 535 feet.

I was at that game. The home run was one of the most amazing things I have seen at a baseball game. I remember it was a 3-2 belt high fastball right down the middle and Dunn absolutely obliterated the pitch.