Re: Favorite Reds memory.
The night Art Shamsky hit 3 homers.
He entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with the Reds trailing by one and jacked a two-run blast to give them the lead. The Pirates tied it with a run in the 9th and took the lead with one more in the 10th. It didn't matter. In the bottom of the inning
Art Shamsky deposited the ball in the seats for the second time. They went on to load the bases but couldn't push the winning run across. Top of the 11th and the Bucs tack on two more. It didn't matter. Art Shamsky strides plateward with a runner on and immediately leaves the park to tie the ball game again.
I was just a kid and remember running around the house going crazy. The Reds went on to lose the game. And to this day I fervently believe that if Shamsky came up again he would have gone yard one more time.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!