September 1, 1972: The Reds win, 1-0 in 12 innings against the Montreal Expos at Riverfront Stadium. Ross Grimsley and Clay Carroll combined on the shutout. Johnny Bench drove in the winning run with a bases loaded single. In the first inning, Pete Rose broke the club record for career hist by colecting number 1882, surpassing Vada Pinson.
Ross Grimsley was 14-8 with a 3.06 ERA. Clay Carroll earned 37 saves, while posting a 6-4 record with a 2.25 ERA.
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.
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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.