June 5, 1945: The Reds win their ninth game in a row, defeating the Pirates, 4-0, in the first game of a DH at Forbes Field. Ed Heusser pitched the shutout and hit a home run. The Reds lost the second game , 9-1.

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.