Found January 27, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
January 27, 1937 - The worst flood in Cincinnati history crests at 79.9 feet and inundates Crosley Field. At the flood's high water mark, 21 feet of water stood at home plate and the lower grandstand was completely under water. Many buildings in the neighborhood surrounding the ballpark were totally submerged. Reds pitchers Lee Grissom and Gene Schott and groundskeeper Matty Schwab tried to derive some humor out of the disaster by having their picture taken by a newspaper photographer while rowing a boat over the center field wall. The photo was published in dozens of newspapers across the country. Grissom also tacked a sign to the flagpole reading: "No Game Today, Wet Grounds." The flood caused considerable damage to the ballpark, especially to the playing field and the concession stands. One story explaining the row boat episode credits it to a desire by Grissom to receive his paycheck, which was in the Reds offices at Crosley Field. Grissom also found love duri...

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