September 7, 1986: Sal Butera, the Reds backup catcher, pitches an inning and retires 3 of the 4 Cubs batters he faces in an 11-3 loss at Riverfront Stadium. Dave Parker connected for his 2,000 career hit in the game, a single off Greg Maddux.
Parker had another tremendous year in 1986. He hit 31 homers, drove in 116 runs, and batted .272.
All Ã¢â‚¬Å“Reds triviaÃ¢â‚¬Â posts come from Greg Rhodes and John SnyderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fabulous book, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Redleg JournalÃ¢â‚¬Â (see link for purchasing) and are used with GregÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s permission.
Thanks again to Greg Rhodes for permission to use his material.