May 24, 1952: Despite playing on a sprained ankle that caused him to be removed from the game in the 7th inning, Andy Seminick steals the show in an 11-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field. He drove in 6 runs on two homers, including a grand slam in the fourth inning off Clete Boyer. Seminick hit .256 for the Reds in 1952 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.

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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4 Responses

  1. Dave H

    Clete Boyer pitched? In the 4th inning, it must not have been an emergency fill-in. Thought he just played third.

  2. Alex

    That’s probably supposed to be Cloyd Boyer, Clete and Ken’s brother, who was a pitcher.

  3. Dave H

    Thanks, Alex. Redleg Journal does indeed say it was Clete, but Cloyd was 6-6 for the Cards in 1952,starting 14 of the 23 games he pitched in. Clete’s first appearance in the majors was not until 1955, with KC.

  4. Bill

    From Greg Rhodes:

    Sad to say, but the recent posting of the daily trivia has produced another correction for the reprint (if we ever do one) of Redleg Journal. It is certainly not Clete Boyer pitching in 1952, but Cloyd Boyer. We have noted numerous errors, typos, and omissions in the book, most pointed out by careful readers, and we hope to correct the record in a subsequent version. I would like to blame most of the problems on a poor copy editor, but that would be me. So, we got a lot of it right, but there are mistakes, and I appreciate all the updates.

    There is some hope that the next version will be an online version, with opportunity for readers to make corrections and add information, in a wiki-type format.

    Greg Rhodes
    Cincinnati Reds
    Team Historian