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Finding Bobby Tolan

All right, you expert Reds fans. What’s the significance of this lineup? Pete Rose Bobby Tolan Tony Perez Johnny Bench Lee May Jimmy Stewart Tommy Helms Darrel Chaney Wayne Granger Those were the Reds on the field on June 30, 1970 during the final inning played at Crosley Field. Cincinnati defeated the San Francisco Giants … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Take First and Even More Home Runs

September 5, 1973: For the second day in a row, the Reds explode in extra innings to beat the Houston Astros in Houston. The Reds use the three game series to move into first place in the Western Division, a lead they won’t relinquish for the rest of the season. The Reds entered the three-game … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Gumbert and Gullett

August 23 has highlights tales of two relievers; one is a veteran, one a rookie; one was twice the other one’s age. Both start with the letter G…. August 23, 1948: Reds reliever Harry Gumbert connected for a 10th inning walk off home run as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2, at Cincinnati’s … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Spot the Astros 9

July 19, 1969: The Reds win a nail biter, erasing a 9-0 deficit to beat the Houston Astros, 10-9 in ten innings. The win moves the fourth place Reds to within 3 1/2 games behind the virtually tied Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers in the newly formed National League Western Division. Clay Carroll, who … Continue reading