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This Day in Reds History
July 30th

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1930 In the first night game ever played by a major league team, the American Association's Indianapolis Indians defeat the Reds in an exhibition game, 17-5. The big floodlights used to illuminate West Washington Street Park make it difficult for the players to judge distances when fielding balls in play.

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1947 Ewell Blackwell's 16-game winning streak ends when the Giants defeat the Reds in ten innings, 6-5. During his run, 'the Whip' completes every game and throws five shutouts, including a no-hitter.
1975 Pat Darcy goes the distance, beating San Francisco at Riverfront Stadium, 6-1. The contest is the first complete game thrown by a Reds pitcher in 45 consecutive starts by the Cincinnati staff, snapping their record streak without one.
1988 John Franco establishes the major league record for the most saves in the month when he records the final two outs in Cincinnati's 2-0 victory over San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Reds' reliever, who retires future Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Tony Gwynn to record his 13th save in June, betters the mark he had shared with Sparky Lyle, Bruce Sutter, and Bob Stanley.

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