With MLB’s permission, Pete Rose goes on the Great American Ball Park field for the celebration of his record-breaking hit that passed Ty Cobb, making him the all-time leader. The banished player is joined by former teammates, including Tony Perez and Cesar Geronimo, and Reds’ owner Bob Castellini, who gives him a trophy commemorating the 25th anniversary of the historic 4,192nd hit.
June 23, 2014
Devin Mesoraco becomes the first major leaguer to hit a solo, two-run, three-run, and grand slam homer sequentially in successive games when he blasts a ninth-inning homer in the Reds’ 6-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The 26-year-old Cincinnati catcher, who will extend his home run streak to five consecutive games with a solo shot tomorrow, accomplishes the unusual feat by clearing the fences at PNC Park (solo HR), Great American Ball Park (two and three-run HRS), and Wrigley Field (grand slam).
June 15, 1938
In the first night game played in New York City, Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hitter, beating the Dodgers at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, 6-0. Four days ago, the Reds’ lefty held the Braves hitless in a 3-0 victory at Crosley Field.