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    Greatest Games in Red History

    I was just reading a thread at Sons of Sam Horn about a book that ranks the 50 greatest games in Red Sox history, so I sat down and made a list of the 10 greatest games of my lifetime (since October 5, 1975).

    Here's what I came up with, in no particular order:
    * Jr's 500th HR
    * Tom Browning's perfect game
    * Game 2, 1990 World Series
    * Game 6, 1990 NLCS
    * September 11, 1985 -- Rose's 4192 hit
    * Pete's return to Cincy after deal with Montreal
    * Game 6, 1975 World Series
    * Game 7, 1975 World Series
    * Reds win last game of regular season in Milwaukee to get into WC playoff game
    * Johnny Bench hits a HR on Johnny Bench night

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    Game 5 of the 1972 National League playoffs.

    Bottom of the 9th down by 1. JB cranks one out against Dave Giusti. Two outs later George Foster scrores on a wild pitch from Bob Moose.

    Game cemented me as a lifelong fan.

    Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!

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    Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!
    That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. )
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. )

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    The game of 6/14/70 (1870) should be mentioned, as the Reds lost 8-7 to end a streak of 130 games without a loss. It may not have been agreat game, but it was significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    The game of 6/14/70 (1870) should be mentioned, as the Reds lost 8-7 to end a streak of 130 games without a loss. It may not have been agreat game, but it was significant.
    AHH! you beat me to it.....I remember that game, Pres. Grant threw out the first pitch, some boo'd him too. I borrowed my Dad's horse to ride over to the game, I remember it most because Shadow (the horse) broke his leg on the way home and I had to telegram my Dad to pick me up, he wasn't very happy because it was after 8 pm. Memories, memories.
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    Quote:
    Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!

    That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. )
    Sorry, I didn't see that caveat either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfs
    Game 5 of the 1972 National League playoffs.

    Bottom of the 9th down by 1. JB cranks one out against Dave Giusti. Two outs later George Foster scrores on a wild pitch from Bob Moose.

    Game cemented me as a lifelong fan.

    Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!
    I came up off the couch when Johnny hit that one! A right-center field shot if I am not mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    I came up off the couch when Johnny hit that one! A right-center field shot if I am not mistaken.
    Yes. It was unusual for JB to go the other way, but he did in hitting that HR. In game 2 of the 1975 World Series, which I previously mentioned, I believe that Bench also went the other way in hitting a double, prior to scoring the tying run on a Concepcion basehit. I'll have to watch game 2 on my new DVD set of the Series to doublecheck my memory.
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    I've got to mention Ron Robinson's near-perfect game in 1988. Only one strike away . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsj017
    I've got to mention Ron Robinson's near-perfect game in 1988. Only one strike away . . .
    I remember the jerk on SportsCenter that night who referred to him as "former Pirate and Giant Don Robinson".
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    In that date range I would also add Tom Seaver's no hitter June 16, 1978.

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Frank Pastore shutting down the Atlanta Braves in 1979 to win the 7th Western Division Crown in the 1970's.

    Ron Robinson's almost perfect game.

    Game 4 of the 1990 World Series was pretty cool.

    Ron Gant's extra innings home run against Atlanta in 1995.

    Barry Larkin on the day he became the first 30/30 shortstop in the Major Leagues.

    Those are pretty good ones, but obscure.

    I'd have to eliminate the 1999 Win against Milwaukee. That was the only game the Reds won of a three game set. All they had to do was take 2 out of 3 from the Brewers and off to Atlanta they would have went.
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Within that time range I offer the following:
    Game 3 of the 1975 NLCS: The Prates John Candelaria fans 14 Reds, but a two run HR by Pete Rose ties the game in the 8th, and the Reds go on to win the game, and the NL pennant, in extra innings, 5-3.
    Game 2 of the 1975 World Series: The Reds are one out away from being down 0 games to 2 in the World Series to the Red Sox before Dave Concepcion singles in Johnny Bench to tie the game. Concepcion then steals second base and scores on a double by Ken Griffey as the Reds win 3-2, with Rawly Eastwick getting the save, in the process getting Bernie Carbo out-Carbo would do better against Eastwick in game 6.
    Game 3 of the 1976 NLCS: Down 6-4 to the Phillies, the Reds rally in the ninth on back-to-back HRs by George Foster and Johnny Bench to tie the game 6-6. The Reds then load the bases before an infield single by Ken Griffey, which former Red Bobby Tolan mishandled, plates Dave Concepcion with the winning run, sending the Reds back to the World Series.
    Game 2 of the 1976 World Series: Tony Perez breaks a 3-3 tie in the ninth with a RBI single to beat the Yankees 4-3.
    Game 4 of the 1976 World Series: Johnny Bench hits two HRs, including one in the ninth, as the Reds win 7-2 to complete a sweep of the Yankees.
    Last edited by RedsBaron; 06-23-2006 at 03:44 PM.
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    If you ignore the time limitation, game 7 of the 1940 World Series should be included. Paul Derringer pitched the Reds to a World Championship over the Tigers, 2-1.
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