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    This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    35 years ago (1974), a 7-6 11-inning win on Opening Day at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Braves.

    Atlanta
    Ralph Garr rf
    Mike Lum 1b
    Darrell Evans 3b
    Hank Aaron lf
    Dusty Baker cf
    Davey Johnson 2b
    Johnny Oates c
    Craig Robinson ss
    Carl Morton p

    Cincinnati
    Pete Rose lf
    Joe Morgan 2b
    Dan Driessen 3b
    Tony Perez 1b
    Johnny Bench c
    Ken Griffey rf
    Merv Rettenmund cf
    Dave Concepcion ss
    Jack Billingham p


    WP: Clay Carroll (1-0)
    LP: Buzz Capra (0-1)
    HR: ATL - Hank Aaron (1). CIN - Dave Concepcion (1), Tony Perez (1).

    In the top of the first inning, Braves LF Hank Aaron hit a three-run homer off Jack Billingham for the 714th home run of his career, tying Babe Ruth's all-time home run mark. This game was also the first game behind the microphone for Reds play-by-play man Marty Brennaman.
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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    30 years ago (1979), an 11-5 loss on Opening Day at Riverfront vs. the Giants.

    San Francisco
    Bill North cf
    Terry Whitfield lf
    Bill Madlock 2b
    Jack Clark rf
    Darrell Evans 3b
    Mike Ivie 1b
    Marc Hill c
    Roger Metzger ss
    Vida Blue p

    Cincinnati
    Ken Griffey rf
    Dave Concepcion ss
    Joe Morgan 2b
    George Foster lf
    Johnny Bench c
    Dan Driessen 1b
    Rick Auerbach 3b
    Cesar Geronimo cf
    Tom Seaver p


    WP: Vida Blue (1-0)
    LP: Tom Seaver (0-1)
    HR: SF - Mike Ivie (1).

    Vida Blue pitched a complete-game nine-hitter to get the win for the Giants, as the Reds committed five errors in manager John McNamara's debut as Reds skipper. Rookie right-hander Frank Pastore made his major-league debut in this game, pitching three innings of one-hit shutout relief.
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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    25 years ago (1984), a 2-0 loss at Riverfront vs. the Mets.

    New York Mets
    Wally Backman 2b
    Ron Gardenhire ss
    Keith Hernandez 1b
    George Foster lf
    Darryl Strawberry rf
    Hubie Brooks 3b
    Danny Heep rf
    Junior Ortiz c
    Ron Darling p

    Cincinnati
    Gary Redus lf
    Eddie Milner cf
    Dave Concepcion ss
    Dave Parker rf
    Dan Driessen 1b
    Nick Esasky 3b
    Ron Oester 2b
    Dann Bilardello c
    Bruce Berenyi p


    WP: Ron Darling (1-0)
    LP: Bruce Berenyi (0-1)
    Sv: Doug Sisk (1)
    HR: None.

    Ron Darling and Doug Sisk combined on a three-hit shutout for the Mets. The only hits for the Reds were a leadoff single by Eddie Milner in the fourth inning, a two-out double by Dan Driessen in the sixth, and a one-out single by Dave Concepcion in the eighth. Bruce Berenyi, Bill Scherrer, and Ted Power combined on a five-hitter in a losing effort for the Reds.
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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    15 years ago (1994), a 5-4 10-inning win at Riverfront vs. the Cardinals.

    St. Louis
    Ray Lankford cf
    Ozzie Smith ss
    Gregg Jefferies 1b
    Todd Zeile 3b
    Mark Whiten rf
    Brian Jordan lf
    Luis Alicea 2b
    Erik Pappas c
    Rheal Cormier p

    Cincinnati
    Tony Fernandez 3b
    Hal Morris 1b
    Barry Larkin ss
    Kevin Mitchell lf
    Reggie Sanders rf
    Roberto Kelly cf
    Bret Boone 2b
    Joe Oliver c
    John Smiley p


    WP: Hector Carrasco (1-0)
    LP: Rob Murphy (0-1)
    HR: CIN - Reggie Sanders (2), Joe Oliver (1), Kevin Mitchell (1).

    Kevin Mitchell hit a game-winning solo homer with one out in the tenth inning of losing pitcher Rob Murphy. Reds rookie righthander Hector Carrasco pitched a scoreless tenth inning to earn the win in his major-league debut.
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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    I spent most of the afternoon of April 3, 1974 in an inside closet.

    April 4, 1974 was a sunny day in the greater Cincinnati area.
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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    I spent most of the afternoon of April 3, 1974 in an inside closet.

    April 4, 1974 was a sunny day in the greater Cincinnati area.
    I remember April 3 quite clearly - we lived a little bit to the west of Xenia.

    If I recall correctly, in his autobiography If I Had A Hammer, Hank spent April 3 sitting on a relatives porch, watching a couple of those tornadoes.
    And I wish I could say I remember Hank's homer against the Reds, and his record breaker, but I cannot. At 6, I was much too young to appreciate it.

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    Re: This Date In Reds History (4/4/09): Past Lineups

    Correction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    25 years ago (1984), a 2-0 loss at Riverfront vs. the Mets.

    New York Mets
    Wally Backman 2b
    Ron Gardenhire ss
    Keith Hernandez 1b
    George Foster lf
    Darryl Strawberry cf
    Hubie Brooks 3b
    Danny Heep rf
    Junior Ortiz c
    Ron Darling p

    Cincinnati
    Gary Redus lf
    Eddie Milner cf
    Dave Concepcion ss
    Dave Parker rf
    Dan Driessen 1b
    Nick Esasky 3b
    Ron Oester 2b
    Dann Bilardello c
    Bruce Berenyi p


    WP: Ron Darling (1-0)
    LP: Bruce Berenyi (0-1)
    Sv: Doug Sisk (1)
    HR: None.
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