On Reds Trivia

Opening Day in Cincinnati is approaching! As a life-long Reds fan, I’ve put together a baker’s dozen of trivia questions about the Cincinnati Reds. Some are tougher than others and some offer choices. Answers are listed at the end, so good luck and enjoy.

Questions

  1. How many World Series titles have the Reds won?
  2. Name the Reds player involved in the infamous “interference” play in the 1975 World Series.
  3. In his famous picture, how many baseballs did catcher Johnny Bench hold in one hand: 4, 5, 6, or 7?
  4. This member of the Reds Hall of Fame (who isn’t in Cooperstown) was the 3000th strikeout for two HOF pitchers (Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan).
  5. This Red was pinched hit for during Ted Striker’s inner monologue in the movie Airplane.
  6. This former Reds pitcher hit 2 grand slams in one game, but not as a Red.
  7. The Reds moved to Riverfront Stadium in 1970. Who was the first Red to homer at the new park: Johnny Bench, Tommy Helms, Lee May, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez
  8. Gone-but-not-forgotten Riverfront Stadium eventually received this corporate name.
  9. A GM change was the setting for the firing of popular and successful manager Sparky Anderson. Who was the GM and who replaced Sparky?
  10. To win the 1972 NLCS, the Reds beat the Pirates on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth. Name the pitcher, the batter, and the runner scoring from third.
  11. This MLB Commissioner blocked the proposed trade of an Oakland A’s great to the Reds “for the best interest in baseball.” Name the player and commissioner.
  12. Which of these left-handed hitters was the first Reds player to homer into the upper deck at Riverfront Stadium? Dave Parker, Champ Summers, Adam Dunn, Paul O’Neill, Paul Householder
  13. Of these Reds greats, which does not have their number retired? Davey Concepcion, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Pete Rose, Frank Robinson,

Answers

  1. The Reds have won 5 World Series (1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990)
  2. Ed Armbrister is the player involved in the interference call.
  3. Johnny Bench is pictured holding 7 baseballs in one hand.
  4. Cesar Geronimo was the 3000th strikeout for both Bob Gibson (07/17/1974) and Nolan Ryan (07/04/1980)
  5. Reds reliever Pedro Bourbon is used in the Airplane monologue.
  6. Future Reds pitcher Tony Cloninger hit 2 grand slams in one game as a member of the Atlanta Braves.
  7. Tommy Helms was the first Red to homer at Riverfront Stadium.
  8. Riverfront Stadium eventually became Cinergy Field.
  9. GM Dick Wagner fired Sparky to hire John McNamara.
  10. The Reds won the 1972 pennant on Bob Moose’s wild pitch to Hal McRae with George Foster on third.
  11. Bowie Kuhn blocked the Vida Blue’s trade to the Reds for Dave Revering and cash.
  12. Champ Summers was the first Reds LH hitter to homer in the right field upper deck at Riverfront Stadium.
  13. Pete Rose does not have his number retired.