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REDS TIMELINE
1869-1899 | 1900-1940 | 1941-1980 | 1981-Present
Timeline
1944  - June 10: Pitcher Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest player in the 20th century to appear in a Major League game. Nuxhall – at 15 years, 10 months and 11 days – yields five runs and retires just two batters in two-thirds of an inning. Nuxhall wouldn’t pitch again in the majors until 1952.
1947  - July 25: Ewell Blackwell sets the NL record for right-handers and a club record by winning his 16th consecutive start.
1949  - July 6: The Reds’ Walker Cooper sets a club record by collecting 10 RBI in a game vs. the Chicago Cubs.
1953  - July 14: Crosley Field plays host to the All-Star Game. A crowd of 30,846 watch as the NL defeats the AL, 5-1. Gus Bell and Ted Kluszewski represent Cincinnati.
1956  - Aug. 18: The Reds set a team record (since broken) by hitting eight homers in one game while victimizing the Milwaukee Braves, 13-4. For the season, Cincinnati would clout 221 homers and tie the NL record.
1957  - July 1: After Cincinnati fans stuff the ballot box and vote eight starters onto the All- Star team, the NL intervenes and pulls three Reds players from the starting lineup. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Stan Musial replace George Crowe, Wally Post and Gus Bell as starters.
1961  - Sept. 26: Under Manager Fred Hutchinson, the Reds clinch the National League pennant. The Reds would eventually lose the World Series to the Yankees in Game Five.
1967  - Sept. 1: The Reds partake in the longest game in club history and lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, in 21 innings.
1970  - June 24: The final of 4,453 regular-season NL games is played at Crosley Field. The Reds beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-4.

June 30: Riverfront Stadium opens as 51,050 fans attend to see the Reds host the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta wins, 8-2, as Hank Aaron hits the stadium’s first home run.

July 14: Just two weeks after its opening, Riverfront Stadium hosts the All-Star Game. The NL scores a dramatic 5-4 victory in 12 innings as Pete Rose crashes into AL catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run on Jim Hickman’s RBI single. Rose was joined in the Midsummer Classic by teammates Johnny Bench, Jim Merritt, Tony Perez and Wayne Simpson.

Oct. 5: The Reds edge Pittsburgh, 3-2, to complete a three-game sweep of the Pirates in the NLCS and win their first league pennant since 1961. The Reds would eventually lose the World Series to Baltimore in Game 5.

1972  - Oct. 11: The Reds score two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Pirates, 4-3, in the fifth and deciding game of the NLCS. Johnny Bench ties the game with a homer off Dave Giusti. George Foster scores the winning run on Bob Moose’s wild pitch. Eleven day later, the Reds drop Game 7 of the World Series to the Oakland A’s.
1975  - Sept. 28: The Reds finish the season with a 64-17 record at Riverfront Stadium and a club record 108 regularseason wins. It’s the most victories recorded by the Reds at home in the modern era.

Oct. 22: The Reds win their first World Series title in 35 years with a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 7. The Series proves to be one of the most exciting in baseball history and features five one-run games, five come-frombehind victories and Carlton Fisk’s legendary 12th-inning home run in Game 6 to tie the series, 3-3. Series MVP Pete Rose (10-for-27, .370) helps the Reds to come from behind in every one of their victories.

1976  - Oct. 21: Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine wins its second straight World Series title. The Reds sweep both the Phillies and Yankees in postseason play.
1977  - Sept. 28: George Foster hits his club-record 52nd home run during an 8-0 win over the Padres at Riverfront Stadium. Foster would go on to dominate the NL MVP voting after hitting .320 with a league-high 149 RBIs and 124 runs scored.
1978  - July 31: Pete Rose extends his hitting streak to 44 consecutive games, a mark topped only by Joe DiMaggio’s record of 56. Rose would have the streak halted the next night in Atlanta.
1869-1899 | 1900-1940 | 1941-1980 | 1981-Present