June 6 ,1958: Playing a NL game in San Fransisco for the first time, the Reds wipe out a 4-0 deficit with 5 runs in the 6th inning to beat the Giants, 5-4. The last three runs scored on a Jerry Lynch homer.
The first Cincinnati team to play in SF was the Red Stockings in 1869. Before Candlestick Park opened in 1960, the Giants played at Seals Stadium, a former minor league facility seating 23,000.
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.