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This Day in Reds History - August 27


On this day in 1954 the Reds beat the Pirates 3-2.

 

On first look this game doesn't look special. But when Ted Kluszewski hit a walk-off homerun, leading off the bottom of the ninth, this game became pretty rare. In the top of the sixth Joe Nuxhall hit leadoff hitter Frank Thomas. The next batter, Sid Gordon, reached on an infield single. Jack Shepard (not that Jack Shepard)  then grounded to third baseman Bobby Adams who threw to Johnny Temple who turned the triple play to Big Klu. It would be 55 years before another player would be involved in a triple play and hit a walk-off homer in the same game.

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via www.gq.com

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates         Cincinnati Reds
1 Curt Roberts 2B 1 Bobby Adams 3B
2 Gair Allie 3B 2 Roy McMillan SS
3 Bob Skinner 1B 3 Gus Bell CF
4 Frank Thomas CF 4 Ted Kluszewski 1B
5 Sid Gordon RF 5 Jim Greengrass LF
6 Jack Shepard C 6 Johnny Temple 2B
7 Dick Cole SS 7 Bob Borkowski RF
8 Dick Hall LF 8 Andy Seminick C
9 Max Surkont P 9 Joe Nuxhall P
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