Re: SEPT 29 Baseball History ... Final MLB Games For Stan Musial & Johnny Bench
Originally Posted by LINEDRIVER
LINEDRIVER's Sept 29th Baseball History picks
SEPTEMBER 29, 1983…Cincinnati’s Johnny Bench comes off the bench in the fifth-inning and strokes a two-run pinch-hit single against pitcher Mark Calvert of the Giants. This is Bench’s last appearance in a major league game. The Giants defeat the Reds, 11-7, at Riverfront Stadium.
the Giants, 4-3, assuring the Reds of a first-place finish.
I was actually at this game with very few people in attendance. If I recall it was a weekday game because I believe mom and dad let me skip school for the game. I also remember fans going up to the reds seats and were folding down the raised seats to spell "BENCH". They got real close to spelling it out till the ushers shoo'd them away.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard