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
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 ...