Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Reds Set A National League Record
On Sep. 4, 1999, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 22-3.
The story lies in that the Reds had nine home runs a National League record, with eight different players hitting a home run, which was a Major League record.
The eight players who hit home runs in that game were: Ed Taubensee, who hit two, Jeffrey Hammonds, Pokey Reese, Greg Vaughn, Aaron Boone, Mark Lewis, Dimitri Young and Brian Johnson.
Amazingly Lewis and Johnson’s home runs came in pinch-hit at-bats.
The 1999 Reds would go to post the best record by a Reds team since the “Big Red Machine” in 1976, however, their 96 wins would still not get them to the playoffs.
Since the switch to 162 games in 1963, the Reds of 1999 posted the sixth-best record, only to not make the playoffs.