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This Day in Reds History
April 9th

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1985 Tom Seaver establishes a big-league record with his 15th Opening Day assignment, earning the victory in the White Sox's 4-2 win over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The right-hander, who also got the first-day nods from the Mets (1968-77, 1983) and Reds (1978-79, 1981), will extend the mark previously held by Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators to 16 next season.
1990 Keeping with the team’s tradition of having a rookie select the music, Reds freshman first baseman Hal Morris picks U Can’t Touch This, following the Opening Day 8-4 extra-inning victory at the Astrodome. The iconic MC Hammer tune will become the team’s mantra and the unofficial theme song for the eventual world champs.

1990 Randy Myers, in response to a writer informing him after Cincinnati's 8-4 victory, the Astros weren't happy about Glenn Davis getting hit three times, says if there is any retaliation, he and his teammates (Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton) clock at least ninety-five on the radar gun. When the Houston Chronicle beat reporter responds with "that's pretty nasty," the left-hander counters, "Well, we're pretty nasty guys," giving rise to the trio of hard-throwing Reds relievers being called the 'Nasty Boys.'
1998 In a 13-4 Rockies rout of the Reds, Ellis Burks hits two home runs at Coors Field. The homers give the Colorado outfielder four for the season, which accounts for all the hits the .154 batter has collected thus far this season.
2001 Pittsburgh's PNC Park makes its major league debut as hometown product Sean Casey leads the visiting Reds past the Pirates, 8-2. The Cincinnati first baseman, who belted the first home run at Miller Park three days ago, goes 4-for-4 and again has the honor of recording the first round-tripper in a major league park's history. The bat, which was used to hit both historic homers, is sent to the Hall of Fame.

5 Fact(s) Found