July 12, 1941: Johnny Vander Meer fans 13 and pitches a three hitter to beat the Phillies, 2-0, at Crosley Field in the first game of a DH.

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.