September 12, 1978: Champ Summers becomes the first Reds player to reach the red seats in RF at Riverfront Stadium in a 4-3 win over the Astros. The pitching victim was Mark Lemongello.
This was one of only 5 home runs Summers hit in three seasons with the Reds, and was his only homer with the club in 1978.
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.