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.
June 9, 2008
Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the sixth player in major league history to hit 600 career home runs. With a runner on third, Junior goes deep in the first inning on a 3-1 pitch thrown by the Marlins’ Mark Hendrickson in the Reds’ 9-4 victory at Dolphin Stadium.
June 2, 1891,
Reds’ right-hander Charley Radbourn earns his 300th victory, beating the Beaneaters at Boston’s South End Grounds, 10-8. Radnourn, who will finish 484 of the 497 games he starts, will end his 11-year career this season with 309 victories.
May 23, 1936
With the Reds trailing by three runs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth at Crosley Field, Sammy Byrd hits Cy Blanton’s pitch for a game-ending home run, giving Cincinnati an incredible come-from-behind 4-3 victory. The 29-year-old outfielder becomes the third major leaguer to hit a walk-off grand slam.