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    Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Though this can't be posted in the SunDeck, I couldn't find an area where it could be posted so all could respond?

    Though I was born in 1959, I didn't attend my first game until 1983.

    I know many of you attended a game in the 60's and some may have even attended one in the 50's.

    Who here would be the elder statesman among REDS' game attendees?
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    I'm not that old myself, having seen my first games in the '70s. However, I used to enjoy my grandfather's stories of going to Crosley in the '30s. He always talked about going down to see Chick Hafey and Kiki Cuyler.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    My first game was in 1965, Reds-Cardinals. I bet RFS62 can beat that.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    My first game was in 1965, Reds-Cardinals. I bet RFS62 can beat that.

    Not by much. My first game was in 1964 at Crosley against the Braves.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Not by much. My first game was in 1964 at Crosley against the Braves.
    You didn't attend a baseball game until you were in your seventies??

    Wow.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    You didn't attend a baseball game until you were in your seventies??

    Wow.
    Yep. I was there with your mama.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    How fat was she?
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    How fat was she?
    So fat she used room deodorant.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    How fat was she?
    She was so fat she had her own section to sit in.

    She was so fat she wore a dark shirt and sat in CF and doubled as the batters eye.

    BTW The Reds were the first team to ever have a batters eye (in the 1890's)

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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    1959 Reds vs.Cubs was 7 years old. I do remember being there but don't remember much about the game. My dad told me that Gus Bell hit two Hrs for the Reds and Ernie Banks hit two for the Cubs.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    I made it to a fantastic day game in 1959. I was 7 years old and my Grandpa and Dad took me down the Crosley, we sat up behind the 3rd baseman...what a great day. Frank hit a hard home run that smacked the score board so hard the other teams numbers rattled to the ground.

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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by 37red View Post
    Frank hit a hard home run that smacked the score board so hard the other teams numbers rattled to the ground.
    Now that's a highlight reel.

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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by 37red View Post
    I made it to a fantastic day game in 1959. I was 7 years old and my Grandpa and Dad took me down the Crosley, we sat up behind the 3rd baseman...what a great day. Frank hit a hard home run that smacked the score board so hard the other teams numbers rattled to the ground.
    That is so cool as is this one by vic715:

    1959 Reds vs.Cubs was 7 years old. I do remember being there but don't remember much about the game. My dad told me that Gus Bell hit two Hrs for the Reds and Ernie Banks hit two for the Cubs.

    And the other stuff was pretty hilarious.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    How fat was she?
    She was so fat that when she contracted flesh eating disease it took her 35 years to die.
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    Re: Who here has seen a REDS' game in person from the 40's?

    1966 Reds vs. Mets in the bleachers at Crosley. Art Shamsky (on the Reds at the time) homered.
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