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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Does anyone remember the game against the Dodgers in 1973 when Hal King hit a HR to start the Reds on a run that brought them from 10 1/2 games behind LA to win the NL West by 3 1/2 games?
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob60
    I notice that most of these have been games that the Reds have won but what about some games that they have lost that have been significant or great in their own right.

    Such as the 1999 Wild Card game against the Mets where the atmosphere was just electric but we got shut down by Al Leiter but if I remember correctly were still in the game fairly late, I would call that one a great one.

    Also, I can't remember if we won or lost the game, but I think we ended up winning the game against the Diamondbacks either 1-0 or like 2-1 when Randy Johnson was pitching and he fanned like 19 or 20 Reds. I might be off a little on the numbers there, maybe someone can help me out on that one.

    There are several others, I just have to think of them.
    Is that DBack game when Dmitri took Randy yard?

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    Does anybody remember a rainout-scheduled double header versus the Rockies (IIRC) one of the last remaining years of Cinergy field?

    I had tickets to the game(s) and remember that the Reds won the first game, but were getting pummelled pretty good late in the second game. In either the 7th or 8th inning, the Reds sent like 11 batters to the plate and came all the way back to sweep the double header. I believe that Hal Morris had a monster day at the plate.

    Edited: Oops! So much for thinking the game was played in one of the final years at Cinergy. I just found the box score and it was nearly 10 years ago. Man, it seems like it was just yesterday....

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    Game Played on Saturday, August 17, 1996 (N) at Riverfront Stadium
    COL N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   5 13  1
    CIN N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  7  x  -   9 14  0
    BATTINGColorado Rockies      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
    Young 2b               4   0   1   1       0   0       2   4
    Bates ss               3   0   1   0       1   1       0   2
      Weiss ss             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
    Burks cf               5   2   3   1       0   1       1   0
    Walker rf              5   1   1   2       0   2       2   0
    Bichette lf            4   1   2   1       1   0       0   0
    Galarraga 1b           5   0   2   0       0   1      12   1
    Castilla 3b            4   1   1   0       0   1       0   3
    J. Reed c              3   0   1   0       1   0       6   0
    Freeman p              3   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
      Leskanic p           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
      Vander Wal ph        0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
      Munoz p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      S. Reed p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      Burke p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
    Totals                37   5  13   5       4   7      24  12
    FIELDING - 
    DP: 1. Castilla-Young-Galarraga-Castilla-Bates.
    E: Castilla (15).
    BATTING - 
    2B: Young (19,off Service); J. Reed (15,off Shaw).
    HR: Walker (16,3rd inning off Carrara 1 on 1 out); Bichette (23,3rd inning
    off Carrara 0 on 1 out); Burks (34,9th inning off Smith 0 on 0 out).
    SH: Young (2,off Carrara).
    IBB: Vander Wal (2,by Shaw).
    Team LOB: 10.
    BASERUNNING - 
    CS: Bichette (10,2nd base by Service/Taubensee).
    Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
    Howard lf              5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
    Greene 3b              3   1   0   0       2   1       1   2
      Smith p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
    Morris 1b              5   2   4   1       0   0       8   0
    Davis cf               5   1   2   0       0   2       2   0
    Taubensee c            4   1   3   2       0   0       8   1
    Sanders rf             3   1   1   1       1   1       0   0
    Boone 2b               4   1   1   1       0   0       4   1
    Branson ss,3b          4   1   2   2       0   0       0   4
    Carrara p              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
      Harris ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      Service p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      Owens ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      Shaw p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
      Larkin ph,ss         1   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
    Totals                37   9  14   8       3   6      27   8
    FIELDING - 
    PB: Taubensee (2).
    BATTING - 
    2B: Morris 3 (26,off Freeman,off Munoz,off Burke); Taubensee (17,off Freeman).
    HR: Taubensee (8,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out); Sanders (14,8th inning
    off S. Reed 0 on 1 out); Branson (7,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out);
    Larkin (22,8th inning off Burke 0 on 1 out).
    Team LOB: 7.
    PITCHINGColorado Rockies      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
    Freeman                5     7   2   2   2   3   0
    Leskanic               2     0   0   0   0   1   0
    Munoz                  0     1   1   1   0   0   0
    S. Reed L(3-3)         0.1   4   4   4   0   1   3
    Burke                  0.2   2   2   2   1   1   1
    Totals                 8    14   9   9   3   6   4
    Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
    Carrara                5     8   3   3   2   4   2
    Service                2     2   0   0   1   2   0
    Shaw W(5-4)            1     2   1   1   1   0   0
    Smith                  1     1   1   1   0   1   1
    Totals                 9    13   5   5   4   7   3
    Freeman faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
    Munoz faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
    WP: Freeman (13).
    IBB: Shaw (10,Vander Wal).
    Umpires: Wally Bell, Paul Nauert, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Kellogg
    Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 34225
    Geez....how many former (or future in that case) Reds are on that Rockies roster that year????

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    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.
    The Skyline Chili in St. Bernard has a picture from that series that is either Game 6 or 7 - I figured it out one time. Whichever game featured the sacrifice fly that set up the winning run (I'm thinking it's Game six).

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Brownings perfect game ... cause I was there.

    ED hitting for the cycle was exciting in person ... and so was a Dunn walkoff HR against Montreal(June 2004) in front of a sellout crowd.
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Most important?

    05-24-1935

    First night game, chances are without night baseball the Reds wallow for the late 30's, maybe move or at best become the Phillies.

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    As far as walkoff homers go opening day last year the comeback ending with the Randa homer was great.

    I also remember the game last summer where the Reds hit 6 homers against TB ending with walk off home run from Pena, his 2nd of the game. Not one of the greatest of all time but I was there and it was a very exciting game.

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    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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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    I take off the 500 HR game for Griffey. His legacy is as a Mariner where he got the majority of his HR's and where he was the best player at the time, period. He only got to 500 HR's because of the 499 he hit before, most of which in a different league. And it wasn't a great game, just a big personal achievement for someone on our team.

    I got some votes for:
    1990 WS game 2
    1990 WS game 4
    1990 Playoff game vs. Pittsburgh to get in
    Randy Johnson big K day vs. Reds
    Mark Whitten (sp?) 4 HR's
    Larkin first 30/30 shortstop I think.
    Larkin coming off the DL to hit the game winning HR couple years ago
    Tom Browning Perfect game

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Maybe not the greatest game, but one that I will always talk about and always comes up in my conversations was like 2-3 years ago when the Reds played the Cubs and the Wilson--Farnsworth fight broke out, just the mood and feel around the stadium was totally different, even before the fight, than I had experienced in quite a long time. Probably since that 1999 WC game. And that includes most of the Opening Day games as well...

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    I'll never forget the '99 WC Game.

    I went to school hoping to go get tickets after the game, but I heard at lunch they were sold out in like two hours. I got home off the bus and my mom said - boom, got five tickets, we're going. We had crap seats - under the scoreboard in dead center red seats - but it was the most electric game I've ever been to in my 22 years. I just graduated from college and I still tell the story of that cold, cold day. In my opinion, that was a much greater GAME than some of the statistical-anomaly games presented in this thread.

    You can't deny that the '99 team captivated the town and half the country. Nobody expected it. How did things fall apart in 2000?!?

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    How about that game against the Astros in 1989 when the Reds scored about 12 runs in the first inning off of Clancy, Forsch, etc.

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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz
    The Skyline Chili in St. Bernard has a picture from that series that is either Game 6 or 7 - I figured it out one time. Whichever game featured the sacrifice fly that set up the winning run (I'm thinking it's Game six).
    Billy Myers's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of game seven knocked in the winning run for the Reds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy117
    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.
    Did you say hello to GAC and RFS62 at that game? I understand that they had season tickets.
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    Re: Greatest Games in Red History

    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.

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