September 1, 1967: In the longest game in Reds history, Cincinnati falls to the Giants, 1-0 in 21 innings at Crosley Field. The winning run was scored when Bob Lee walked Dick Groat with the bases loaded. Gaylord Perry pitched 16 innings for the Giants, with Frank Linzy hurling the remaining five. The Res pitchers wer Mel Queen (9 1/3 innings), Ted Abernathy (3 1/3 innings), Don Nottebard (5), and Lee (3).
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Comment: Can anyone imagine a pitcher today throwing 16 innings? Heck, for some guys that’s three starts.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.