Riverfront Stadium 1970 - 2002
First stadium to have its entire field covered by AstroTurf, except for the cutouts around the bases and pitcher’s mound.
First World Series game ever played on artificial turf: October 10, 1970 (Reds vs. Baltimore Orioles).
First pitcher ever to pitch a No-hitter and hit two Home runs in the same game: Rick Wise, June 23, 1971.
Hank Aaron ties the all-time home run record with number 714: April 4, 1974.
First stadium to display Metric distances on the outfield walls (100.58 meters down the lines, 114.30 to the alleys, 123.13 to center):
First rain checks issued: August 30, 1978.
Pete Rose breaks the all-time hit record with number 4,192: September 11, 1985.
First player ever to be caught stealing four times in one game: Robby Thompson, June 27, 1986.
Umpire John McSherry collapsed and died on April 1, 1996.
First and Figures
Status: Demolished in 2002
Address: next to Great American Ball Park
Capacity: 52,952 (opening day) 40,008 (final)
Cost to construct: $50 Million
Architect: Heery & Heery and Finch; Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Pashal
Former Naming: Cinergy Field
Playing Surface: Astroturf
Defining Feature: First field with full Astro Turf, Circular field on Banks of Ohio River
Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis
Left Field: 325 (330)
Left Center: 370 (375)
Center Field: 393 (404)
Right Center: 373 (375)
Right Field: 325 (330)
World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990
All Star Games: 1970, 1988
First Game 06/30/1970 Braves 8, Reds 2
Umpires Paul Pryor, Dick Stello, Al Barlick, Ed Vargo
Managers Sparky Anderson, Reds, Lum Harris, Braves
Starting Pitchers Jim McGlothlin, Reds, Pat Jarvis, Braves
Ceremonial Pitch Former NL President Warren Giles
Batter Sonny Jackson (strikeout)
Hit Felix Millan (single)
Run Felix Millan
RBI Hank Aaron
Single Felix Millan
Double Orlando Cepeda
Triple Pete Rose (07/01/1970)
Home Run Hank Aaron
Grand Slam Tony Perez (08/11/1970)
IPHR Roberto Clemente (05/19/1971)
Stolen Base Bobby Tolan, Tony Perez (07/01/1970)
Sacrifice Hit Pat Jarvis
Sacrifice Fly Pete Rose (07/01/1970)
Cycle Mike Easler (06/12/1980)
Win Pat Jarvis
Loss Jim McGlothlin
Shutout Gary Nolan (07/03/1970)
Save Jack DiLauro (07/03/1970)
Hit by Pitch George Stone hit Bobby Tolan (07/02/1970)
Wild Pitch Ron Reed (07/01/1970)
Balk Ron Herbel (07/07/1970)
No-Hitter Ken Holtzman (06/03/1971)
Perfect Game Tom Browning (09/16/1988)
Last Game 09/22/2002 Phillies 4, Reds 3
Umpires Jeff Nelson, Ron Kulpa Dale Scott, Jim Joyce
Managers Bob Boone, Reds; Larry Bowa, Phillies
Starting Pitchers Jose Rijo, Reds; Brandon Duckworth, Phillies
Batter Todd Walker (ground out)
Hit Jason Michaels (single)
Run Aaron Boone
RBI Aaron Boone
Single Jason Michaels
Double Gookie Dawkins
Triple Aaron Boone (09/13/2002)
Home Run Aaron Boone
Grand Slam Jose Guillen (09/09/2002)
IPHR Ken Griffey, Jr. (08/20/2001)
Stolen Base Aaron Boone
Sacrifice Hit Tomas Perez
Sacrifice Fly Marlon Anderson
Cycle Gary Redus (08/25/1989)
Win Brandon Duckworth
Loss Jose Rijo
Shutout Carlos Zambrano, Pat Mahomes, Antonio Alfonseca (09/15/2002)
Save Jose Mesa
Hit by Pitch Bruce Chen hit Placido Polanco
Wild Pitch Chris Reitsma
Balk Takahito Nomura (05/08/2002)
No-Hitter Tom Browning (09/16/1988) [perfect game]
Putout Travis Lee
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