Ol’ TB. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you might know that I’m a pretty big fan of Tom Browning. I know he isn’t the best pitcher to come through Cincinnati, but I always had a soft spot for the big guy, and the way he seemed like a bulldog on the mound.

Glad to see Browning is getting a little recognition on the 20th anniversary of his signature moment: the day he climbed onto a rooftop adjacent to Wrigley Field in full uniform. No, wait, his signature moment was the perfect game. Sorry about that.

4 Responses

  1. Kevin

    Way to kill a buzz, Chris! I thought we were celebrating him!

  2. per14

    Rijo’s starts in games 1 and 4 of the 1990 World Series.

  3. ChicagoRedsFan

    I was at Tom Browning’s perfect game…well, for most of it!

    I was 13 and went with my parents. We waited through the rain delay and stayed for the game…but right around the 7th inning my parents wanted to leave b/c my mom had to be up early the next day for work (my dad likes sports but by no means is he a huge fan). I pleaded to stay but off we went. As we approached the exit, the usher said in slight bewilderment, “you know, it’s a no-hitter” – but the decision had been made. As we walked across the deserted bridge from Riverfront and we did not see another soul all the way back to our car – literally no one. By the time we got in the car and had the radio on, the ninth inning had begun and we heard the final outs – I was so devastated that we had left! My dad said somewhat facetiously, “well the usher didn’t say “perfect game”, he said no-hitter. Lol, whatever.

    On the plus side, I got Chris Sabo’s autograph during the rain delay, which was pretty exciting at the time! (that was during the whole spud mackenzie craze)