July 13, 1954: Ted Kluszewski and Gus Bell hit home runs in the All-Star game, leading the NL to an 11-9 win at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Kluszewski also had a single hin his four ABs. Bells’ homer came in a pinch hit role in the 8th inning.
The home runs were the first two hit by the Reds players in an All Star game.
All “Reds trivia” posts come from Greg Rhodes and John Snyder’s fabulous book, “Redleg Journal” (see link for purchasing) and are used with Greg’s permission.
Thanks again to Greg Rhodes for permission to use his material.
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.