Crosley Field
aka Redland Field

1912 - 1970

Cincinnati, OH
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
Reds
(1912 - 1970)
4544
First Game
Reds vs. Cubs: 4/11/1912
Starting Pitchers: Frank Smith (CIN) vs King Cole (CHN)
Score: 10-6 (CIN)
Attendance: 23,500
First Batter: Johnny Evers (CHN) (Grounded to 2B)
Last Game
vs. Giants: 6/24/1970
Starting Pitchers: Jim McGlothlin (CIN) vs Juan Marichal (SFN)
Score: 5-4 (CIN)
Attendance: 28,027
Last Batter: Bobby Bonds (SFN) (Grounded to P)
Trivia
On May 24, 1935 the Reds and Phillies played the first Major League game under lights. Crosley Field saw consecutive no-hitters thrown on April 30 and May 1, 1969 when Reds pitcher Jim Maloney blanked the Astros on April 30, and Astros pitcher Don Wilson whitewash the Reds the next day. On May 19, 1970 Hank Aaron recorded his 3000th hit with a first-inning single off Wayne Simpson in the second game of a doubleheader.


Event First Last
Hit Jimmy Sheckard (CHN) - Singled to 2B (1st) Lee May (CIN) - Homered (8)
Run Scored Bob Bescher (CIN) Lee May (CIN)
Run Batted In Dick Hoblitzell (CIN) Lee May (CIN)
Home Run Jimmy Esmond (CIN) vs. Bill Steele (SLN) on 4/21/1912 (6th inning) Lee May (CIN) vs. Juan Marichal (SFN) on 6/24/1970 (8th inning)
Strikeout Jim McGlothlin (CIN)/Bobby Bonds (SFN)
Win Bert Humphries (CIN) Wayne Granger (CIN)
Loss King Cole (CHN) Juan Marichal (SFN)
Grand Slam Edd Roush (CIN) vs. Rube Marquard (BRO) on 8/19/1918 (7th inning) Willie Stargell (PIT) vs. Wayne Simpson (CIN) on 5/1/1970 (7th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Jimmy Esmond (CIN) vs. Bill Steele (CHN) on 4/21/1912 (6th inning) Alex Johnson (CIN) vs. Grant Jackson (PHI) on 8/8/1969 (1st inning)
No-Hitter Hod Eller (CIN) vs. Cardinals on 5/11/1919 Don Wilson (HOU) vs. Reds on 05/1/1969