There’s been a pretty good discussion over at RedsZone, and among some friends of mine, about the fifty greatest games in Reds history. I thought it would be interesting to get your input on this topic. It’s something that is fascinating (to me) to discuss.

Below, I’ve listed some of the more obvious games. What are some other candidates?

— Game 4, 1990 World Series
— Tom Browning’s perfect game
— Vander Meer’s back to back no-hitters (two games, I guess)
— Game 6, 1975 World Series
— Game 7, 1975 World Series
— Pete Rose’s 4192 game
— Game 1, 1990 World Series
— Johnny Bench Night
— First night game, Dodgers/Reds 1938
— The big first inning game against the Astros — Aug 3, 1989
— Seaver’s no-hitter
— Opening Day 2005
— Game seven of the 1940 World Series
— Vaughn and Toney’s Double No Hitter
— Joe Nuxhall’s first game in 1944
— Pete’s first game back as manager

What other games come to mind?

7 Responses

  1. Philip

    All games Eric “the Red” and or Chris “spuds” Sabo played in!!!

    Any game Rolando Roomes did not play in!

  2. Philip

    Were you going for most memorable game or longest blog in history.

    Give us a date, and the Griffey inside the park walk-off…we get it!!!

  3. Doug

    I’d recommend Dunn’s walkoff grandslam a couple weeks ago. Down by 8 in the 8th inning and we come back…hell yeah…

  4. RedsViking

    Game 3 of the 1970 NL Play-Offs against the Pirates. Bench’s homerun over Clemente’s head (after having promising his Mom a homerun from the on-deck circle), Bernie Carbo coming home with the winning run on a wild pitch by Bob Moose. (I heard this game on an LP once – great Reds moments or something like that – I’d love to get a copy of that record on a CD, if anyone has it. I was 9 years old and I’ll never forget the excitement on the WLW broadcast that day.)

    All four games of the 1976 World Series.

    And I’ll take Rick Wise’s No-Hit, 2 homerun game he had for the Phillies against the Reds in 1971. Not because it was a great Reds game, but he did a hell of a job holding a hell of a team down. I remember that game because I stood (10 years old)leaning against the wall in my grandma’s kitchen, listening to the game on her spice rack radio. One of those strange childhood memories that I simply can’t shake, I guess.

  5. Jon

    Not a very big game in Reds history, but one that came to mind right away for some reason while reading this post. Definately not a top 50 game.

    Aug. 9, 2002
    Aaron Boone- 2HR in first inning, 3 in the game(in his first 3 at-bats)
    3 HR in first inning (2 by Boone, 1 for LaRue)

  6. Steve

    Does anyone remember a game back in either Eric Davis’ rookie season (or the one after) against the Giants at Riverfront in which the Reds won 1-0 on Davis stealing home late in the game? I ask people about this and noone seems to remember it? Did I dream this or something because I just know I was there that day sitting up in the red seats when it happened! Maybe it was a passed ball or something, but I don’t remember it that way. Either way, I can even remember the paper the next day with a pic of him streaking toward the plate to score. I’ve never seen anything like that in my lifetime, and I’m beginning to think I’m nuts. So -Help! I figured someone on here might remember.