30 Years Ago Today
AUGUST 8, 1976 … The Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds complete a four game sweep of the rival Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Reds are cruising at the top the NL West with a record of 73-39, 13 games ahead of the second-place Dodgers.
20 Years Ago Today
AUGUST 8, 1986 … Reds’ pitchers Bill Gullickson and Chris Welsh limit the Los Angeles Dodgers to only one run in a doubleheader before nearly 36,000 fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium.
Gullickson and the Reds defeat Dodgers’ pitcher Orel Hershiser, 4-0, in the first game of the twinbill. Left-hander Chris Welsh defeats the Dodgers and pitcher Alejandro Pena as the Reds win the second game, 5-1.