Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Both accounts are derived from Redleg Journal:September 1st, 1954 - In a pre-game stunt, Reds GM Gabe Paul offers $25 to each Reds and Giants catcher who would attempt to catch balls dropped 575 feet from an Army helicopter hovering high above Crosley Field. An additional $100 would be awarded to the willing participant for each ball caught. Only the Giants' Hobie Landrith and the Reds' Dutch Dotterer - a Reds farm hand on leave from the Navy at the time - volunteered. Dotterer would later appear in 100 games for Cincinnati from 1957-60 where he accumulated a modest average of .246.  Paul worked with the Reds from 1937-1960 September 1st, 1967 - In what is still the longest game in Reds history to this day, the Reds fall 1-0 to the Giants in 21 innings at Crosley Field. The winning run was forced in via a bases loaded walk by Cincinnnati reliever Bob Lee. Giants starter Gaylord Perry pitched 16 shutout innings for his team while Frank Linzy ...
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