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    50 greatest games in Reds history

    I've been doing some thinking recently, after seeing this book on the 50 greatest games in Reds history.

    What are some of the candidates for the 50 greatest games in Reds history? I have most of the obvious ones:

    --Game 4, 1990 World Series
    --Tom Browning's perfect game
    --both ends of Vander Meer's no-hitter
    --Game 6, 1975 World Series
    --Game 7 1975 World Series
    --Game 1 1970 WS
    --Game 1 1990 World Series
    --Game 5 1972 Playoffs
    --Opening Day 2005
    --First night game
    --Johnny Bench night
    --First Reds game ever
    --Tom Seaver's no-hitter

    What are some of the others? I know the quick and dirty list I have above is heavily slanted toward recent games, but obviously 1919 and 1940, especially, would have to be represented.

    What do you think?
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Game seven of the 1940 World Series should rank high on that list. Paul Derringer outdueled Bobo Newsom of the Tigers, 2-1, with the Reds rallying in the bottom of the seventh for a come-fro-behind victory. I believe that it is the only World Series in which the Reds won the final game at home.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    I would think game 8 of the 1919 World Series would be on it. This gave the Reds their first World Championship even if it was tainted.
    Also would put Game one of the July 1,1973 DH against the Dodgers. This started an amazing comeback for the Reds to win the NL Western Division.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Wow. Those are good additions to the list.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Opening Day 1912 - Redland Field Opens
    Vaughn and Toney's Double No Hitter
    1961 World Series Opener
    1939 - Dodgers vs Reds first game on TV
    1938 - Dodgers vs Reds - Dodgers first night game
    1884 - Opening Day First game played on Crosley Field Site
    1892 - Seasons Last game of - Bumpus Jones pitches no hitter in debut.
    1921 - June - First ball hit over the wall in Cincinnati Reds History
    1944 - Joe Nuxhall takes the mound
    1911 - Aramando Marsans becomes first Cuban Player to play in MLB
    1975 - Pete plays 3rd and moves there
    1969 - Maloney No hitter

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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    A couple more I thought of:

    Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's hit record in 1985.
    The game Pete Rose came back as player/manager in 1984. I remember watching that game on TV and Riverfront Stadium was as electric as I ever saw it.
    I'm sorry I don't remember exact dates. I'm getting old.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    I knew WOY wouldn't let us down.

    I bet he has another 25 games in mind, too. Can't wait to see them.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Per Wikipedia, the 1969 Maloney no-hitter was 8/19/69 vs. Cubs. I'd add his 6/14/65 10 inning no-hitter which he lost on a homer in the 11th - vs. Mets.

    A couple of more I pulled up from the Reds sight:

    6/4/1911 Most runs scored by the Reds, vs. Boston Braves 26 runs
    9/4/99 Most home runs hit, vs. Phillies

    I'm wondering about Aaron Boones and Ray Knight's games in which they each hit two homers in an innning.

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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    I see you have game 1 and 4 of the '90 series, but wasn't game 2 the one with the infamous Joe Oliver double down the line, off Eckersley, scoring Billy Bates to win it. That was the game of the series, no?

    I would also add a recent one. Dunn's walk off grand slammy against the Tribe. That game was electric. Friday night game, sold out against your in-state rivals, everyone still around even though we were being blown out, due to the fireworks after the game and then BAM!

    I mean, it should be up there just for the fact of how rare it is to hit a 2-out, walk-off grand slam (more rare than a perfect game). I'd have to put it up there with the best non-playoff best games.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Not necessarily a "greatest" game, a curiousity would go to 9/27/98 vs. the Pirates, the last day of the season which gave us the Larkin, Boone, Larkin, Boone infield. We won 4-1 and Stephan Larkin got played in his only ML game, going 1 for 3 retiring with a .333 career average, higher than his brothers

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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Here's another 4/17/1954 - for the first time, black players play in a Cincinnati Reds game - Nino Escalera and Chuck Harmon play in their first Reds game.

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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    June 30, 2006 was good enough to rank, IMO.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper
    June 30, 2006 was good enough to rank, IMO.
    Sure was. Might not have the historical weight of some of the other games, but as far as pure emotion, it's got to be at least considered.
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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    I would also add game 6 of the NLCS in 1990. That was the game the Reds won 2-1 as Jackson, Charlton and Myers threw a combined 1 hitter. Glenn Braggs made the great catch in right to rob a home run and the Reds went on to the World Series.

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    Re: 50 greatest games in Reds history

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
    I would think game 8 of the 1919 World Series would be on it. This gave the Reds their first World Championship even if it was tainted.
    Game 8? Is this a misprint or did they actually play a game 8 back then?

    And I have to agree with June 30, 2006. That game, along with Opening Day 2005 are the two greatest Reds games I have seen in my 13 years of watching baseball.
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