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1935 At Crosley Field, the era of night time baseball begins as 25,000 fans watch the Reds beat the Phillies 2-1 in the first major league game ever played under the lights. During the pre-game ceremonies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button at the White House to illuminate the field.

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2001 Cincinnati is finally shut out when Cubs' starter Jon Lieber one-hits the Reds on 79 pitches, 3-0. The span of 208 of games without being blanked establishes a new National League record, with the 1931-33 Yankees (308) and the 1978-79 Milwaukee Brewers (212) being the only teams with longer streaks.
2003 Broadcasters Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall become the first non-players to be featured on a Reds-produced bobblehead. The popular promotion also marks the first time a dual bobblehead has been given away by the team.


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