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1929 The Cubs and the Reds become the first teams to turn nine double plays in a major league contest collectively. Chicago, responsible for five of the twin killings, beats Cincinnati at Wrigley Field, 7-5.
1973 After waiting three hours to begin the game due to rain, the Reds beat San Francisco at Riverfront Stadium, 6-3. At the end of the contest, the Cincinnati fans are treated to the nation's earliest Independence Day celebration, when the team begins launching fireworks at two o'clock in the morning. (Our thanks to NPC editor Steve Basford, who attended the contest and stayed for the fireworks, for sharing this fact and the photo of the game-day ticket!)

2009 Albert Pujols' 8th-inning home run with the bases loaded proves to be the difference in the Cardinals' 7-4 victory over the Reds. The grand slam, the tenth of his career, establishes a new franchise record, moving 'El Hombre' past Redbird Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

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