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Vote for Your Favorite 1990 Memory

This year, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the 1990 World Champion Reds with a special exhibit that pays tribute to the many memorable players, moments and events of that remarkable season. A featured element of the exhibit is an 8' tall, 20' long mural created by renowned sports artist Bill Purdom that highlights 20 of the most memorable moments and players of the Reds' wire-to-wire 1990 season. Here's your chance to vote for your favorite memory of that season.

Check back often to see which moment tops the list. The final vote will be announced at the end of the season. Voting ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 1.

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The Favorite 1990 Memory List

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Memory #1
Eric Davis's home run in the first inning of the first game of the 1990 World Series gives the Reds a two-run lead and sets the tone for the sweep that follows.
Memory #2
The Reds' starting lineup for Game 1 of the 1990 World Series takes the field during pre-game ceremonies.
Memory #3
Chris Sabo rebounds from an injury-shortened 1989 season to lead the Reds in home runs and earn his second career All-Star selection.
Memory #4
Paul O'Neill throws out Andy Van Slyke of the Pirates to complete a sixth inning double play that preserves the Reds' 2-1 lead in Game 2 of the 1990 National League Championship Series. The Reds win the game to tie the series at a game apiece.
Memory #5
Barry Larkin comes back from a serious elbow injury suffered in 1989 to lead the Reds in hits and batting average and his selected to the All-Star team for the third time in his career.
Memory #6
Manager Lou Piniella expresses his frustration over an umpire's call in a game against the Cubs on August 21 and in the heat of his argument picks the first base bag and throws it toward the outfield not once but twice.
Memory #7
Billy Hatcher, acquired as a backup outfielder in a pre-season trade that received little attention, proves to be invaluable to the Reds, appearing in 139 games and providing a solid bat, good speed and excellent defense.
Memory #8
Marge Schott had begun to refer to herself as a bridesmaid after her teams finished second four consecutive years in the 1980s. In 1990, she finally got her much sought after championship and with team mascot Schottzie at her side, the Reds owner was a visible and vocal presence at the ballpark throughout the season.
Memory #9
Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers, the Nasty Boys trio of relief pitchers, dominates the National League and is nearly untouchable in the postseason.
Memory #10
Norm Charlton barrels through Dodgers' catcher Mike Scioscia to score a run in the Reds' first nationally-broadcast Sunday night game. Charlton ran through the stop sign of third base coach Sam Perlozzo and plowed into the Dodger catcher, scoring the Reds' 10th run. The Reds won the game 10-6.
Memory #11
Billy Hatcher ties a World Series record with seven consecutive hits over the first two game of the Series. He set a new four-game World Series record with a .750 batting average.
Memory #12
Billy Bates, a little-used backup infielder, sparks the Reds' game-winning rally in the 10th inning of Game 2 of the 1990 World Series with an infield hit and scores the game-winning run when Joe Oliver doubles two batters later.
Memory #13
Joe Oliver completes the Reds 10th inning, Game 2 rally with a double off of Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley. The victory gives the Reds a two games to none lead in the World Series.
Memory #14
Eric Davis throws out the Pirates' Bobby Bonilla trying to stretch a double into a triple in the eighth inning of the Reds' 4-3 victory over the Pirates in Game 4 of the 1990 National League Championship series. The victory ties the series at 2-2.
Memory #15
Barry Larkin's back flip moments after the Reds clinched the 1990 National League pennant with a 2-1 victory over the Pirates at Riverfront Stadium serves as an exclamation point to the postgame celebration.
Memory #16
Chris Sabo hits two home runs and drives in three in the Reds' 8-3 victory over the A's in Game 3 of the World Series. Sabo hit .563 for the Series.
Memory #17
Victory! The Reds congregate in celebration near the pitcher's mound at Oakland Coliseum following the last out of the 1990 World Series. The improbable sweep of the A's was complete and the Reds were World Champions for the first time since 1976.
Memory #18
Jose Rijo acknowledges the applause of disappointed but appreciative fans at Oakland coliseum as he leaves in the mound with one out in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the World Series. After surrendering a run in the first inning, Rijo shut the A's offense down, retiring 20 consecutive hitters from the 2nd inning until he left the game.
Memory #19
Todd Benzinger catches the last out of the 1990 World Series, a pop fly in foul territory down the right field line off the bat of the A's Carney Lansford.
Memory #20
Glenn Braggs saved the game and perhaps the pennant with his over-the-fence grab of a long fly ball off the bat of the Pirates' Carmelo Martinez with one on and one out in the 9th inning of Game 6 of the 1990 National League Championship Series. The catch preserved the Reds' 2-1 lead and Randy Myers clinched the victory by striking out the next batter, Don Slaught, to end the game.
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