After four years working mostly in relief, Arrigo started 31 games for the 1968 Reds.
He responded with his best season, 12-10 and a 3.33 ERA.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 22, 1964: Baltimore edges the Twins 6–5, scoring two runs in the 9th for the victory. Twins reliever Jerry Arrigo allows a 2-out home run to Sam Bowens, his 2nd home run of the game, then throws three balls to John Orsino before being lifted for Bill Fischer. Fischer throws a strike to Orsino who then hits his next pitch for the winning home run. It is Fischer's last ML throw: on the 24th he is placed on the voluntarily retired list.
»June 26, 1964: Twins P Jerry Arrigo just misses a no-hitter when Chicago's Mike Hershberger laces a 9th-inning single, as the Twins beat the Sox, 2–0. Arrigo will toss another one-hitter while pitching for the Reds.
»December 4, 1964:
Minnesota acquires versatile Cesar Tovar from the Reds for P Jerry Arrigo. Tovar will play eight seasons in Minnesota.
»July 2, 1969: Reds hurler Jerry Arrigo ties a National League record by hitting three Braves in the 2nd inning of a 9–4 Atlanta win. Reds hurlers plunk two more and the Braves set a post-19th century major-league record of five hit batters in one game. It won't be matched till April 19, 2000.