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This Day in Reds History - June 4

On this day in 1960 the Reds lost to Henry Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves 5-1.  Aaron and fellow Hall-of-Famer Eddie Mathews each hit solo shots to lead the offense.  Lew Burdette, who was 28-19 against the Reds in his career, scattered 8 hits for the win.

 

Cincinnati Reds         Milwaukee Braves
1 Eddie Kasko 3B 1 Bill Bruton CF
2 Vada Pinson CF 2 Red Schoendienst 2B
3 Gus Bell RF 3 Eddie Mathews 3B
4 Frank Robinson 1B 4 Hank Aaron RF
5 Jerry Lynch LF 5 Joe Adcock 1B
6 Ed Bailey C 6 Wes Covington LF
7 Billy Martin 2B 7 Johnny Logan SS
8 Roy McMillan SS 8 Del Crandall C
9 Don Newcombe P 9 Lew Burdette P

 

Aaron went on to hit 97 home runs with 270 RBI and a .319 batting average against the Reds in 372 Games.

Mathews hit 76 dingers, knocked in 197 and hit .280 in 304 lifetime games against Cincinnati.

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