» November 29, 1971: In three blockbuster deals, the Cubs trade P Ken Holtzman to the A's for OF Rick Monday; the Giants trade P Gaylord Perry and SS Frank Duffy to the Indians for P Sam McDowell; and the Reds trade 1B Lee May, 2B Tommy Helms, and OF Jimmy Stewart to the Astros for 2B Joe Morgan, OF Cesar Geronimo, and P Jack Billingham. This trade, criticized in the Cincinnati press, is one of the best in Reds history, and puts the wheels on the big Red Machine, as future Hall of Famer Morgan will win two MVPs.
» October 21, 1972: The Reds send the Series to its 7th game with an 8–1 victory, the only game of the Series decided by more than one run. Johnny Bench has a home run and Bobby Tolan and Cesar Geronimo each drive in two runs.
» April 15, 1973:
In the first of two in San Francisco, Cesar Geronimo has four singles and a double to lead the Reds to an 11–0 pasting of the Giants. The Reds pin the loss on Juan Marichal. Cincy completes the sweep in game 2, winning 7–3.
» July 17, 1974: Cardinals pitching great Bob Gibson fans the Reds Cesar Geronimo to become the 2nd hurler to strike out 3,000 batters. Geronimo will become Nolan Ryan's 3,000th K victim six years later. The Reds shrug it off, scoring six runs in the first inning and three in the 2nd on their way to a 12–7 win.
» September 12, 1974:
The Reds sweep a pair from the Braves and the two teams combine for a major-league record three grand slams. Cesar Geronimo hits one in the 2nd inning of game 1, as does the Braves Darrell Evans. The Braves hang on for a 9–6 win, then take game two by a 6–2 score. Johnny Bench hits the 3rd grand slam of the day in game 2. Bench will finish the year with 129 RBIs to top the National League, and his 315 total bases will lead the league. He is the only catcher in ML history to lead a league in TB [Bench caught 137 games; 3B in 36 games; 1B in 5].
» April 7, 1975: The Big Red Machine opens against the Dodgers in Cincinnati and goes 14 innings before George Foster's infield hit scores Cesar Geronimo with the winner, 2–1. Pat Darcy is the winner over Charlie Hough.
» June 13, 1975:
The wind is blowing out at Wrigley as the Reds collect 24 hits to outslug the Cubs, 18–11. Cesar Geronimo has five of the hits as the Reds score 12 runs in the last two innings.
» July 7, 1976: The Reds come back from a 3-run deficit to beat the Expos, 4–3. Cincy scores three in the 9th, with two scoring on Cesar Geronimo's triple.
» July 4, 1980: Nolan Ryan fans the Reds Cesar Geronimo to become the 4th pitcher ever to reach 3,000 career strikeouts. Ironically, Geronimo was also Bob Gibson's 3,000th career strikeout victim six years earlier. Despite the milestone, Ryan allows six runs in four 1/3 innings and Houston loses, 8–1.
» January 21, 1981: The Reds trade 4-time Gold Glove winner Cesar Geronimo to the Royals for minor league IF German Barranca.