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Answers to Previous Quizzes

March 09:  George Bush Sr tossed out the Ball on Opening Day 2003.  It was the first game played in the new Great American Ballpark.

March 10:  May 4, 1869 was the very first opening day.

March 12: June 30, 1970 was date of the first game played in Riverfront Stadium.  The last game played at Crosley Field was June 24, 1970.  Just two weeks after opening on July 14, 1970 Riverfront Stadium hosted the All-Star Game.

March 13: The National League formed on February 2, 1876. Which one of the following cities were NOT part of the National League?  Atlanta did not have a team.

March 14: The first opening day parade was held on April 22, 1891 - it consisted of a military band and two horse drawn wagons which carried the Reds and the Cleveland Spiders.

March 15: On September 11, 1985 Pete Rose became the all-time hits leader with 4,192 hits. He finished his career with 4,256 hits.

March 17: In 1988 this pitcher became the first Reds player to pitch a perfect game by retiring all 27 Dodgers he faced - Tom Browning.

March 21: On October 9, 1919 Cincinnati claims its very first World Series Championship in Game 8 of the best of- nine series against this team - Chicago White Sox.

March 22: On June 10, 1944 this Cincinnati Red became the youngest player in the 20th Century to appear in a major league game - Joe Nuxhall.

March 26: After 5 National League West Division titles, 4 pennants and 2 World Series championships in a Reds uniform, George "Sparky" Anderson, left his mark on Cincinnati. When was his number 10 retired?  May 28, 2005.

In 1934 on June 8 the Reds become the first team in Major League history to use this to travel from one city to another (Cincinnati to Chicago).  An airplane.

 

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