» June 20, 1997: For their game against the Cards, the Reds bring up Aaron Boone from Indianapolis. That's the good news. The bad news is they send brother Bret Boone (.205) down to make room for Aaron. Aaron has an RBI and a stolen base in his ML debut as the Reds win, 4–2. He also has his 1st ejection for throwing a helmet. Deion Sanders has a double and home run and his 31st stolen base, high in the ML.
» August 7, 1998:
Pete Harnisch pitches six innings of shutout ball, and Belinda and Williams continue the whitewash as the Reds roll 17–0 over Milwaukee. Reggie Sanders drives in three runs with two doubles and a homer. Sanders, Sean Casey and Aaron Boone all hit bases loaded doubles in the 12-run 6th inning. Eddie Taubensee and Barry Larkin also homer in the game.
» August 15, 1998:
In the Reds–Expos game, two pairs of brothers face each other, and three out of four go deep. Vladimir Guerrero and Wilton Guerrero homer for the Expos while Bret Boone hits a solo shot for the Reds. Aaron Boone followed with a strikeout, but the Reds win 6–4.
» September 27, 1998: The Reds double up on the Pirates, beating them 4–1. Cincinnati uses a brother infield of Bret Boone at 2B (0–for–4) and his brother Aaron (1–for–2) at 3B; Barry Larkin at SS (0–for–3) and Stephen Larkin at 1B (1–for–3). Aaron Boone's 3–run homer gives Tomko (13–12) the complete game victory. Stephen Larkin is a career minor leaguer with a pacemaker and had a new one installed in August after his old one had a hiccup. Stephen hit .228 with three home run and 31 RBI in 80 games with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts this year.
» September 1, 1999:
Atlanta gets a 3-run home run from Brian Hunter and a 2-run homer from Bret Boone to edge the Reds, 8–7. Bret's brother Aaron Boone homers for the Reds, as does Sean Casey as the Reds lose for the 8th time in nine meetings with Atlanta. Their victory two days ago ended the Braves 10-game win streak.
» September 4, 1999: Cincinnati scores nine runs in the 5th inning on the way to a 22-3 blowout over Philadelphia. The Reds tie an National League record by hitting nine home runs in the contest -- 2 by C Eddie Taubensee and one apiece by Aaron Boone, Dmitri Young, Jeffrey Hammonds, Greg Vaughn, Pokey Reese, Brian Johnson, and Mark Lewis. Chad Ogea, in two 2/3 innings, allows three dingers; he has now served up a league high 35. Stan Belinda of the Reds earns a save for Pete Harnisch (14-8); he benefits from the rule that mandates a save be awarded if a pitcher works three innings in relief.
» June 7, 2001:
The Padres pound Russ Ortiz (7-4) and outslug the Giants, 10–7, to snap their 8-game losing streak. Cesar Crespo hits his 1st ML homer for the Pads, while his brother Felipe, playing 1B for the Giants in J.T. Snow's absence, hits a pair. It was the 9th time that brothers on opposing teams had both homered in the same game. The last time was when Bret and Aaron Boone did it last year. Bobby Bonds hits #32, his 13th homer in 18 games. Mike Darr has four hits and four RBIs for SD.
» April 1, 2002:
A cow named Cinci Freedom, who jumped a six-foot fence to avoid slaughter and evaded capture for 10 days before being sent to a sanctuary by artist Peter Max and his wife Mary, is excused from scheduled participation in the Cincinnati Reds' opening day parade, because she is too skittish. Following the parade, Aaron Boone's 9th inning sac fly gives the Reds a 5–4 win over the Cubs.
» August 9, 2002:
The Reds defeat the Padres, 12–10, as Cincinnati 3B Aaron Boone hits three home runs. Two of the blasts come in Cincinnati's 9–run 1st inning.