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    20,000 days since...

    ...one of the Reds greatest comebacks:

    20,000 days ago saw one of the greatest, and most unlikely, ninth inning comebacks in baseball history. It happened in the top of the ninth, so lacked the fitting climax of a walk-off win—and meant the crowd was actually appalled by the sudden turnaround in the game—but it’s still one of the most amazing ninth-inning revivals ever.
    The best part? It was against the Cubs.

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    Hey, nice retro post. Frank Robinson at third base...I like it!

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    Did I just enjoy this article way too much, then email it to my three Cubs fan friends? Yes, yes I did.

    Thanks, nate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Hey, nice retro post. Frank Robinson at third base...I like it!
    Can you imagine the criticism of Dusty if something like that happened now with players not playing their natural positions?
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    I think this game was a more dramatic comeback, albeit not in the 9th inning.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...97608110.shtml

    I always remember this game because I was listening to it on the radio while I was at work for a trucking company. We were down 9-0 after the second with Fred Norman having been beaten around like a piñata and Borbon not being much better. After three, the score was 10-1.

    The fun part was I was chatting with someone from our Chicago terminal via teletype (sort of like G-chat with paper!) and they were crowing about the Cubs pounding us. I reminded them it was Wrigley and the wind could turn around and no lead was safe. Sure enough, we tied it in the 9th and won it in the 10th. Now THAT was fun.
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    While we are piling on the Cubs, here's another 9th inning comeback I can remember. It's less dramatic than the other two mentioned but still a nice 9th inning comeback. This game was Dan Driessen's MLB debut. This was an NBC game of the week,IIRC and the reason I can remember watching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I think this game was a more dramatic comeback, albeit not in the 9th inning.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...97608110.shtml

    I always remember this game because I was listening to it on the radio while I was at work for a trucking company. We were down 9-0 after the second with Fred Norman having been beaten around like a piñata and Borbon not being much better. After three, the score was 10-1.

    The fun part was I was chatting with someone from our Chicago terminal via teletype (sort of like G-chat with paper!) and they were crowing about the Cubs pounding us. I reminded them it was Wrigley and the wind could turn around and no lead was safe. Sure enough, we tied it in the 9th and won it in the 10th. Now THAT was fun.
    I believe I remember watching this game too. IIRC, the wind was blowing out pretty heavy. So you thought the Reds had a decent chance at coming back. Sure enough they did. Foster was really hot at this time too. I can remember thinking he should hit a couple out with how the wind was blowing out. He didn't but Perez,Bench and Griffey took advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Can you imagine the criticism of Dusty if something like that happened now with players not playing their natural positions?
    I think we'd have people posting that moving Robinson to third is a viable option...

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    I started following the Reds in 1961 at12 years old. It's funny, but out of all those players mentioned in the 1958 game, only Frank Robinson was playing regularly. It's no wonder the 1961 pennant was such a surprise to the world. Pinson was in center, Freese at third, Coleman at first, and Edwards at catcher. In three years
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    In case you were wondering how many days it has been since the Cubs last won the series, there is an app for that
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...-wrigley-field

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I think this game was a more dramatic comeback, albeit not in the 9th inning.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...97608110.shtml

    I always remember this game because I was listening to it on the radio while I was at work for a trucking company. We were down 9-0 after the second with Fred Norman having been beaten around like a piñata and Borbon not being much better. After three, the score was 10-1.

    The fun part was I was chatting with someone from our Chicago terminal via teletype (sort of like G-chat with paper!) and they were crowing about the Cubs pounding us. I reminded them it was Wrigley and the wind could turn around and no lead was safe. Sure enough, we tied it in the 9th and won it in the 10th. Now THAT was fun.
    Good memory, redsmetz!

    I do not remember that exact game, but interesting that Rose went 0-6 with 2k's.

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    Re: 20,000 days since...

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    In case you were wondering how many days it has been since the Cubs last won the series, there is an app for that
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...-wrigley-field
    I'd love to know how many days, but refuse to pay the 99 cents to a Cubs fan for the app.


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