» September 11, 1981: Ron Oester clips a 10th inning homer to give the Reds a 3–2 win over the visiting Dodgers.
» October 3, 1981: In Cincinnati, Bob Horner homers twice and scores the winning run on Ron Oester's 8th-inning throwing error to give the Braves a 4–3 win over the Reds and give the Astros the 2nd-half title in the National League West. Cincinnati, which lost the first-half title to the Dodgers by one-half game, will finish with the best overall record (66-42) in the major leagues, but will not make the playoffs.
» August 18, 1982:
The Reds play 14 innings and overcome a 5–1 Mets lead to win 7–6. Cesar Cedeno singles in the winning run. Tomorrow, they will win in the 10th against the Mets, 3–1, on Ron Oester's home run.
» June 21, 1983: The Reds edge the Giants, 6–5, in 16 innings on Ron Oester's single. Both teams score a run in the 14th.
» June 30, 1983: The Reds score eight runs in the first inning and go on to beat the visiting Giants, 15–5. Paul Householder drives in four runs, two on a freak inside-the-park homer. With Ron Oester on 1B, Householder hits a shallow fly that LF Chris Smith loses in the sun and it bounces over his head. Smith then slips going after the ball and the two baserunners race around the bases. Oester slides across the plate just ahead of Householder's slide, which is so close he spikes Oester's knee.