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    May 16, 1963 - The Reds sell aging slugger Wally Post to Minnesota.

    Jun 12, 1962 - Wally Post belts a two-run pinch homer in the 9th inning to give the Reds a 3-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley.

    Apr 10, 1962 - Dodger Stadium‚ the first ML arena privately financed since Yankee Stadium in 1922-23‚ opens in Chavez Ravine. With 52‚564 fans on hand‚ the Dodgers inaugurate the $22 million facility with a 6-3 loss to the Reds. Wally Post hits the first homer in the new stadium‚ a 3-run shot over the CF fence in the 7th.

    Aug 27, 1961 - With first place on the line after the Dodgers have won two games from them‚ Cincinnati rallies from a 5-1 deficit to a 6-5 first-game win over Los Angeles. Gene Freese hits a 3-run homer in the 7th and Wally Post adds a 2-run double in the 8th. Rookie Ken Johnson is an 8-3 winner in the nightcap as the Reds pummel Don Drysdale. The sweep gives the Reds a 3 1?2 game lead in the NL.

    Aug 19, 1961 - The Reds surge to a 3-game lead in the NL by topping the Cards‚ 3-1‚ behind Joey Jay. They now lead by 3 games. The Reds get on the board in the 6th on Wally Post's homer‚ his 16th. He has now homered this year in every NL park.

    May 7, 1961 - Trailing Milwaukee‚ 4-0 after 7 innings‚ the Reds unleash the fire power. They score 3 runs in the 8th on homers by Frank Robinson and Wally Post‚ and two more in the 9th‚ on homers by Leo Cardenas and Gordy Coleman‚ to win 5-4.

    Apr 14, 1961 - At Busch Stadium in St. Louis‚ the Reds Wally Post lines a tape measure shot off the Budweiser sign atop the scoreboard in the Reds‚ 7-3 win. If the ball had not hit the sign‚ some estimate the shot could have traveled close to 600 feet.

    Jun 15, 1960 - Philadelphia sends Wally Post back to Cincinnati‚ along with OF Harry Anderson and 1B Fred Hopke‚ for outfielders Tony Gonzalez and Lee Walls. Gonzalez will be a reliable starter for 9 years in Philley and‚ in 1962‚ will be the first CF to field 1.000.

    Jun 28, 1959 - The Phils Wally Post becomes the only player in baseball history to twice throw out 2 runners from the OF in one inning. The Giants win 6-0.

    Dec 16, 1957 - The Reds land their 5th pitcher of the month when they acquire Harvey Haddix from the Phillies for OF Wally Post. A week ago they swapped pitchers with the Pirates‚ picking up veteran Bob Purkey for Don Gross.

    Aug 4, 1957 - For the second consecutive game, Willie Mays hits two homers, and adds a triple, as the Giants down the Cincinnati Reds, 7-6 in 14 innings. Ray Katt's DP grounder in the 14th scores the go ahead run. Maysís second homer of the game comes in the 12th inning, but Reds catcher Ed Bailey matches him. Frank Robinson and Wally Post hit back-to-back homers in the 5th. The Reds take the second game of the doubleheader, 3-2.

    Jul 2, 1957 - At Wrigley Field‚ Cubs OF Lee Walls hits for the cycle‚ but the Reds win in the 10th inning‚ 8-6‚ on a grand slam by Wally Post.

    Jun 28, 1957 - By stuffing the ballot box‚ Cincinnati fans elect 8 Redlegs as starters in the All-Star Game. Over protests from Reds fans‚ Commissioner Ford Frick names Stan MusialWillie Mays‚ and Hank Aaron to replace Reds Gus BellGeorge Crowe‚ and Wally Post in the starting lineup. In the final vote tally‚ Musial is the only non-Redleg who would have started. Bell will be added as a substitute.

    Jun 23, 1957 - Wally Post's 3-run homer in the bottom of the 11th gives the Reds a 6-3 win over the Pirates.

    Jun 1, 1957 - The Reds pummel the Cubs‚ winning 22-2 behind 7 home runs. Frank Robinson (2)‚ Ed BaileyGus BellDon HoakHal Jeffcoat‚ and Wally Post wield the lumber.

    May 1, 1957 - Wally Post laces a 2-run single in the 16th to give the Reds an 8-6 win over the host Phillies.

    Apr 22, 1957 - The Reds notch their first victory of the year‚ beating the Cards‚ 10-6. For the 3rd game in a row a Redleg runner is called out when hit by a batted ball: Bailey's liner nicks Wally Post.

    Apr 21, 1957 - Don Hoak‚ the Reds' baserunner on 2B‚ breaks up a DP by fielding a Wally Post ground ball and flipping it to Braves SS Johnny Logan. The umpire calls Hoak out for interference but Post is given a single on the play. The major leagues will subsequently rule that both the runner and batter are out in this situation. The Braves still win 3-1. In yesterday's 5-4 loss to the Braves‚ baserunner Johnny Temple let Gus Bell's ground ball hit him with the same result; Temple out for interfering and Bell awarded a single.

    Aug 18, 1956 - Redlegs OF Bob Thurman hits a double and 3 consecutive HRs; Ted Kluszewski and Frank Robinson add 2 each‚ and Wally Post‚ one‚ in a 13-4 win over Milwaukee at Crosley Field. Toby Atwell and Joe Adcock belts round trippers for the Braves. The 8 HRs tie a since-topped ML record. There are three pairs of back to back homers in the game: Klu and Post in the 3rd; Thurman and Klu in the 7th; Rbinson and Thurman in the 8th. The Reds have now hit homers in each game since August 4‚ a streak that will reach 21 games and 41 homers through August 24th. Thurman is the 4th Reds player this year to bang 3 homers.

    Aug 15, 1956 - Frank Robinson ends a battle with the Cubs by driving in a run in the 15th inning as the Reds win‚ 4-3‚ in the lidlifter at Wrigley. Jeffcoat pitches the 1st 12 innings before giving way to another ex-Cub Johnny Klippstein. In the nitecap‚ Wally Post hits a grand slam and Burgess follows with a solo homer in the 3rd as the Reds win‚ 6-2 in 6 innings.

    May 26, 1956 - Three Redlegs pitchers-Johnny KlippsteinHersh Freeman and Joe Black-combine to no-hit the Braves for 9 2?3 innings. Klippstein walks 8 in 7 hitless innings before giving way to Freeman for one inning. Black walks two in his stint and finally gives up a 2-out double to Jack Dittmer in the 10th and 2 more hits in the 11th to lose‚ 2-1. Aaron's triple and 2 intentional walks sets up a Frank Torre single. This is the 8th no-hitter to be lost in extra innings‚ and the only combined-effort one. Starter Ray Crone doesn't give up a run until 2 out in the 9th when Wally Post's RBI double in the 9th provides the Reds with their only run. Torre has 2 RBIs‚ including the winner.

    Apr 29, 1956 - The Reds take a pair from the Cubs winning 5-4 and 8-4 behind Hersh Freeman and Art Fowler. Turk Lown and Sam Jones take the losses. Wally Post is most of the offense‚ hitting 2 home runs in each game and driving in 8 runs for the afternoon. The Reds sweep all 4 games with Chicago.

    Jul 14, 1955 - The Reds storm the Bastille‚ scoring in 7 different innings and stomping the Pirates‚ 19-1. Wally Post scores 5 runs.

    Sep 22, 1954 - In the top of the 9th‚ the Redlegs have runners on 1B (Wally Post) and 2B (Gus Bell) when Bob Borkowski strikes out on a WP. Braves C Del Crandall retrieves the ball and throws to 3B in a futile try to catch Bell. Borkowski takes off for 1B illegally‚ since 1B is already occupied and there are less than 2 outs. He draws a throw from 3B Ed Mathews‚ which hits him in the back and rolls into RF‚ and both Bell and Post score. The umpires decide that Borkowski and Post are both out‚ the former for drawing an illegal throw. Milwaukee wins 3-1 and the Reds protest. Because the standings of 5 teams are affected by the outcome‚ Warren Giles will uphold the protest‚ even though he believes the umpires made the correct decision. The protested game‚ started from the point where Temple is batting with 2 outs in the 9th‚ will be played in 2 days and the Braves will win 4-3.

    Apr 24, 1954 - At Crosley Field‚ Wally Post belts a 2-out home run in the 9th inning with a man on to give the Reds a 6-5 win against the Cubs. Kiner and Sauer belt back-to-back HRs for the Cubs in the 7th.

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