View Full Version : Favorite Memory from Riverfront Stadium

05-15-2011, 02:28 PM
I have formed a countless number of memories from GABP. What is your favorite memory from the old stadium? Mine is my very first game as a kid in 1995, they played the Houston Astros. Those were the Hal Morris, Reggie Sanders, Barry Larkin, Eddie Taubensee days.
This video still brings tears to my eyes.

YouTube - Riverfront Stadium Implosion 2002 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww1lU5eN4YQ)

05-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Anywhere from my first game against the Dodgers on Sunday night baseball in 1992 to the final game every played there. Many stand out. I always remember finding ways to sneak to the blue seat ramp without getting the usher to ask for my ticket!

05-15-2011, 04:50 PM
Being at game 6 of the 1990 NLCS...

05-15-2011, 05:13 PM
This Tom Seaver pitching gem.


Tuesday, August 16, 1977, Riverfront Stadium

05-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Wow, I have many memories. I remember the 99 season watching Ron Villone pitch a 1 or 2 hitter against the Cardinals. I also have fond memories of watching Eric Davis go over the wall for catches!

From a personal standpoint I remember trying to get by the ushers so we could get into the blue seats and try to get autographs during BP.

05-15-2011, 05:52 PM
Game 2 of the 1990 World Series.
Ron Robinson's almost perfect game in 1988.

I'm sure there are others, but, those are the two that stand out most vividly

05-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Getting right behind the dugout seats for the what-was-supposed-to-be Larkin's retirement weekend friday night game. :D

ETA: Ok my complete brain fart bad. That was GABP.

05-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Johnny Bench Night when JB went deep against Houston.

05-15-2011, 11:01 PM
Bench's bottom of the 9th HR to tie the game in the '72 playoffs after hours of rain delay was great, but its gotta' be Game 2 1976 World Series against the Yanks. (Football cold weather). Bottom of the 9th, Griffey on 2nd, Catfish walks intentionally (I think it was either Morgan or Foster) to face the Big Dog. Perez comes to the plate with the ultimate stare-down between Pitcher and Hitter and smacks a line single to CF. Griffey scores, game over. My always stoic Dad goes bonkers.....

05-16-2011, 07:51 AM

Riverfront - Tom Browning Perfect Game

Memorable but bad

Cinergy - '99 one game playoff loss
Riverfront - McSherry 96 opening day death.

05-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Being there at Game 6 of the 1990 NLCS.

05-16-2011, 01:02 PM
I have 2
1. Sunday, May 14, 1972. A group of buddies & I made the drive from Purdue University to Riverfront to see the Reds play the Cardinals in a doubleheader (Remember those?). It was Tony Perez's 30th birthday that day. He homers in each game and the Reds sweep StL.
2. Game 1 of the 76 World Series. Don Gullett faces Doyle Alexander of the Yankees. The only WS game I have ever seen in person. Joe Morgan homers in the bottom of the first and the Reds go on to win game one 5-1 or 6-1 or something like that. I had the flu that night and nearly froze, but wouldn't trade the memories for anything!

05-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Mine would be going down there with my dad for 4 consecutive games before heading off for my freshman year of college. During those games, we say the first career homerun by some guy named Barry Larkin.

05-16-2011, 01:35 PM
I remember the 99 season watching Ron Villone pitch a 1 or 2 hitter against the Cardinals.

Are you sure this wasn't the game against the Diamondbacks, when Randy Johnson struck out 17 Reds, and lost 2-0 on a Ron Villone/Scott Williamson combined 1-hitter. I was at that game. Waited outside for our whole group to arrive, missed Dmitri hit a solo-homerun in the bottom of the first. That was the only scoring (and, about the only hit) until the bottom of the 8th.

nux fan
05-16-2011, 01:39 PM
watching Frank Pastore pitch

05-16-2011, 03:26 PM
Never went to Riverfront so dont have anything to offer of personal memories. That said, I would say tearing it down as all those stadiums of the 70's were awful and should have never happened.

05-16-2011, 04:28 PM
1. Game 2 1990 World Series
2. Eric Davis hitting for the cycle

05-16-2011, 05:34 PM
I've been to too many to count, but one that stands out was the last year in 02, Business Day special against the Dodgers. Reds are down 4-0 going into the Bottom of the 9th with Gagne onto pitch. I had a softball game that night in Columbus and left early to head back, well, the Reds scored 4 in the 9th to tie it, then Griffey won it with a walkoff in the 12th in the exact section first row green seats where I was sitting.


05-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Didn't Griffey go inside the park (edmonds in center?) at riverfront to win a game?

05-16-2011, 08:45 PM
Didn't Griffey go inside the park (edmonds in center?) at riverfront to win a game?


Aug. 20, 2001: Ken Griffey Jr. snapped a 4-4 tie in the 11th inning with an inside-the-park homer off Andy Benes. A home run by the Cards' Albert Pujols solo was the first ever to clear the 40-foot batter's wall in the reconfigured stadium. The Reds had tied the game at 2-2 in the ninth, and 3-3 in the 10th. The victory snapped an 8-game Reds' losing streak and 11-game Cards' winning streak