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This Day in Reds History - July 7



On this date in 1974 the Reds beat the Cardinals 2-1 in a game in which both starting pitchers were making their Major League debut.

 

Tom Carroll for the Reds and Bob Forsch for St. Louis both made their debuts in this game. Carroll picked up the win going 7 innings allowing two hits and one run. Forsch went 6.2 innings allowing four hits and two runs. Cesar Geronimo led the offense with a home run and double. "Veteran" relief man Will McEnaney, pitching in his third career game, picked up his first ML save.

 

This game is one of only ten in which both starters were making their debut.

Rk Gcar Tm Opp Date #Matching
1 DET TOR 2009-04-09 2
2 WSN ATL 2008-09-04 2
3 DET TEX 2001-08-08 2
4 MIN KCR 1990-08-21 2
5 STL CIN 1974-07-07 (1) 2
6 HOU SFG 1971-09-05 (2) 2
7 CHW DET 1963-09-21 2
8 LAA CLE 1962-09-30 (2) 2
9 CIN SFG 1962-04-14 2
10 SLB DET 1939-04-25 2

 

 

 

 

St.Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Lou Brock LF 1 Pete Rose LF
2 Tom Heintzelman 2B 2 Ken Griffey RF
3 Reggie Smith RF 3 Joe Morgan 2B
4 Ted Simmons 1B 4 Tony Perez 1B
5 Bake McBride CF 5 Johnny Bench C
6 Tim McCarver C 6 Dan Driessen 3B
7 Ken Reitz 3B 7 Cesar Geronimo CF
8 Mike Tyson SS 8 Darrel Chaney SS
9 Bob Forsch P 9 Tom Carroll P
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