May 26, 1940: Paul Derringer one hits the Cardinals for a 4-0 win at Crosley Field. The only Cardinal hit was a first inning single by Stuart Martin.
In pregame ceremonies, the 1939 pennant flag was raised on the CF flagpole. Twenty one surviving fans who saw the 1869 Red Stockings play were introduced at home plate.
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.