January 27, 1937 Crosley Field’s home plate ar…

January 27, 1937

Crosley Field’s home plate area is covered by 21 feet of water with the lower grandstand of the Redlegs’ home being totally submerged as Cincinnati experiences the worst flood in its history when the flood-prone Mill Creek overflows its banks. As a publicity stunt, Reds pitcher Lee Grissom and the team’s traveling secretary, John McDonald, are photographed as they entered the ballpark over the left field fence and rowed to the area of the pitcher’s mound.