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    My 9 Greatest Memories As A Cincinnati Reds Fan

    The oldest and best team.

    1. Hearing the legendary tales from the '70s.

    2. Watching Pete Rose break the hit record. Hit #4,192.

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    You can see the hit at 0:50.

    Pete Rose broke the hit record when I was just 3 years old, but this particular moment would be replayed for the rest of my life. I may have been too young to remember it happening, but the number and that day still stand as a kind of monument for all of us who cheer for the Reds and for Charlie Hustle.

    3. Sitting in cheap seats at Riverfront Stadium.

    4. Watching the Reds win Game 4 of the 1990 World Series.

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    All Reds fans remember where they were when Jose Rijo completely mastered the defending champs, the vaunted, favored Oakland A's in the final game of the 1990 World Series. I was sitting on the floor in the living room at my home in Kettering, Ohio, an 8-year-old boy who had no clue just how large this memory would loom all my life.


    18:35 — Eric Davis gives his all, injured in the process.

    THROUGHOUT: Jose Rijo shuts down the A's.

    1:53:04 — Herm Winningham bunts (with two strikes!)

    2:16:00 — Randy Myers shuts the door. This one belongs to the Reds.

    5. Listening to Marty and Joe call the game.

    6. Experiencing my first sports heartbreak thanks to the Atlanta Braves.

    7. Hearing the news that Junior had signed with the Reds.

    8. Seeing my first Reds walkoff homer live. (David Ross, vs. Cards, 2006)

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    NOTE: This is not my video — thanks to Brandon Massie for posting this! The home run comes at 0:59.

    Seeing the end of Riverfront/Cinergy was a sad thing for me but even more so for fans who had witnessed all the greatness that occurred there. But the Reds began to create new, wonderful memories in a new ballpark — Great American Ballpark — and my aunt Kathy and I were actually there in the stands to see this particular win over the Cardinals.

    9. Attending my first live playoff game in Cincinnati (and seeing a new generation of Reds fans.)