» July 29, 1915: At 41, Honus Wagner becomes the oldest player in this century to hit a grand slam when he connects in Pittsburgh in the drizzling rain. It is inside the park against Jeff Pfeffer of Brooklyn in an 82 win. The record will stand until Tony Perez hits a grand slam on May 13, 1985, one day short of his 43rd birthday.
» April 13, 1965: At Crosley Field, Reds rookie Tony Perez connect for his first homer, a grand slam off Braves hurler Denny Lemaster, to help the Reds win, 83.
» August 25, 1965: Braves reliever Bill O'Dell sees Red again as he is victimized for the 2nd day in a row by a 9th inning Cincy homer. This time it is Tony Perez doing the damage by hitting a 3-run homer to defeat the Braves, 74.
» June 2, 1966:
Houston erupts for eight runs in the 12th inning at Cincinnati to win 114. The clubs combine to tie a NL record by scoring nine runs in the 12th. Reds manager Don Heffner tries to win earlier, sending up three pinch hitters in the 8th: all threeTony Perez, Gordy Coleman, and Art Shamskystrike out. In the 9th, P Billy McCool bats for himself and grounds out with the sacks filled. The next reliever, Jack Baldschun, is jumped on for all eight runs in the 12th, an outing which increases his ERA for the year from 4.15 to 5.49
» July 3, 1967:
In St. Louis the fans get boxing with their baseball in the Cards, 73, win over the Reds. After Bob Gibson pitched inside to Tony Perez in the 5th inning, the pair exchange words after Perez flies out. Both benches empty but there is no fighting until the Reds bullpen, led by Bob Lee, show up. It takes 12 minutes before the police are needed to restore order.
» July 12, 1967: Reds 3B Tony Perez ends the longest All-Star Game (15 innings, three hours and 41 minutes) with a home run off Catfish Hunter. home runs by National League 3B Richie Allen and American League 3B Brooks Robinson account for the other runs in a 21 NL triumph.
» April 17, 1970: Down 54 to the Giants in the bottom of the 9th, the Reds tie when Hal McRae socks a pinch homer. Tony Perez ends the game with a 3-run homer in the same inning. Johnny Bench, Lee May, and Pete Rose also homer for Cincy.
» May 8, 1970: A record 30 home runs are hit by NL players in seven games, including two apiece by each of five players. The 20 MPH wind at Wrigley produces nine homers as the Cubs defeat the Reds, 107, snapping the Reds win streak at eight games. Hal McRae and Tony Perez have a pair for the Reds while Billy Williams has two for Chicago.
» May 17, 1970: At Crosley Field, Hank Aaron collects his 3,000th hit, a first-inning infield single, and his 570th home run, off Wayne Granger, but the Reds beat Atlanta, 76 in 15 innings. Pete Rose's 9th inning homer knots the game at 33, and the Reds score another three in the 10th to tie the game at six apiece. The Reds score in the 10th on a double by Tony Perez and homers by Johnny Bench (who starts the game in CF) and Lee May. Don Gullett pitches the last two innings and drives in the winner with a single. Perez is 5-for-7 in the contest. Aaron is collared in game 1, a 51 Reds victory. The DH draws 33,217, the largest crowd at Crosley Field since 1947.
» June 28, 1970:
For the third time in their careers, Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan combine to belt lead off homers for the Reds. This time Houston's Don Wilson is the victim. Tony Perez hits his 27th homer, off Wilson, in the top of the 9th for a 32 Reds win.
» July 16, 1970: The Reds spoil the Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium 32. Cincinnati's Tony Perez hits the park's first homer, offsetting a later one by hometown Willie Stargell. The Pirates parade their new uniforms of stretchable cotton and nylon.
» August 8, 1970:
In LA, Tony Perez collects six RBIs on two homers and a single to lead the Reds to a 106 win over the Dodgers.
» October 5, 1970: Johnny Bench and Tony Perez homer as the Reds beat the Pirates 32, while Jim Palmer pitches Baltimore to a 61 win over Minnesota. Both teams thus complete sweeps of their respective LCS and advance to the World Series.
» June 4, 1971: At Riverfront Stadium, the Reds recover from being no hit to roll over the Cards, 120. Ross Grimsley pitches his first ML shutout and is backed by a 17 hit attack. George Foster and Tony Perez each have four hits.
» July 11, 1971:
The Reds win Game One against the Mets, 52, then complete the sweep as Tony Perez drives in all five runs to defeat the Mets, 53. Perez puts the Reds ahead with a 3-run homer off Tom Seaver in the 8th. Jim McGlothlin strikes out 12 in the game two win.
» July 17, 1971:
Juan Marichal allows just one hit through eight innings, but the Reds score three in the bottom of the 9th to win, 32. Tony Perez hits a 2-run single to win it.
» May 14, 1972:
Happy birthday, Tony. On his 30th birthday, Tony Perez knocks in all the six of the Reds' runs as they sweep a pair from the Cardinals, winning 43 and 20. The nitecap is a stellar 3-hit, 12 strikeout shutout by pitcher Tom Hall.
» June 1, 1972: At Houston, Hal McRae pinch hits a 6th inning grand slam to spark the Reds to a win, 103. The Astros had taken a 30 lead on homers by Cesar Cedeno and Doug Rader. Johnny Bench hits his 4th homer in three games in the 7th, and Tony Perez adds a homer in the 9th.
» July 2, 1972:
The Reds score eight runs in the 8th to defeat the Dodgers, 122, at Riverfront Stadium. Tony Perez' 3-run homer is the big blow.
» June 3, 1973: At Pittsburgh, Tony Perez hits a 3rd inning grand slam to power the Reds to a 51 win over the Pirates.
» July 1, 1973: The Reds, 11 games behind the Dodgers at the beginning of the day, stage two dramatic comebacks to snatch a doubleheader win from LA. Hal King's clutch 3-run pinch hit home run with two outs wins the first game 43 against Don Sutton, while Tony Perez's 10th-inning hit wins the 2nd 32. This day will be looked upon as the turning point of the National League's Western Division race.
» July 2, 1973: The Reds continue to roll as Tony Perez hits a 2-run homer in the 9th to beat the Dodgers, 42.
» July 28, 1973: Tony Perez makes his 4th hit of the game a good one, homering in the 10th to beat the Padres, 21. Don Gullett, in relief of Tom Hall, is the winner over Randy Jones.
» September 21, 1973:
At Los Angeles, Tony Perez has five hits to lead the Reds to a 41 win over the Dodgers. Tony's last hit is a 3-run homer in the 10th.
» April 4, 1974: At Riverfront Stadium, in his first swing of the season, Hank Aaron hits a 3-run home run off Jack Billingham as the Braves lose to the Reds 76 in 11 innings. It comes on a 31 pitch. It is home run 714 for Aaron to tie him with the Babe and Hank is greeted by Bowie Kuhn and Vice-president Gerald Ford. The Reds, trailing 62 in the 8th, get a 3-run homer from Tony Perez, tie in the 9th on an RBI-double from Rose, and win it in the 11th when Rose scampers home from 2B on a wild pitch by Buzz Capra.
» May 29, 1974: The visiting Mets lose to the Reds, 32, when Tony Perez clubs a 10th inning homer off John Matlack.
» July 25, 1974: At Riverfront Stadium, Tony Perez caps a five run Reds rally in the 9th by hitting a two out, two strike home run. The Reds rally to top the Giants, 1413.
» September 4, 1974: Don Wilson has a no-hitter through eight innings, but is lifted for a pinch-hitter by Houston manager Preston Gomez. Reliever Mike Cosgrove gives up a leadoff single to Tony Perez, and the Astros lose to the Reds 21. Jack Billingham, who has a sac bunt in the 2-run 5th, is the winner. Gomez made the same mistake in San Diego on July 21, 1970. The Reds score both runs in the 5th inning on two walks, a sac bunt and a 2-base throwing error by Roger Metzger.
» April 19, 1975: In Cincinnati, the Reds spot the Astros a 71 lead, then roar back to score three in the 9th to win, 98. Tony Perez hits a solo home run in the 9th and Concepcion knocks in two runs.
» October 5, 1975:
The Reds also win for the 2nd time 61, as Tony Perez drives in three runs with a home run and single.
» October 16, 1975: Tony Perez breaks out of an 0-for-15 Series slump with two home runs and four RBI, as the Reds win the 5th game 62. Don Gullett goes eight 2/3 innings for the win.
» April 19, 1976:
After trailing 71 in the 4th inning, the Reds rally to beat the Astros, 98. The Reds score six runs in the last three innings to win. In the 9th, Tony Perez homers and Dave Concepcion hits a 2-out, 2-run single to bring home the winner.
» May 9, 1976: The Reds score another 14 runs to beat the Cubs, 142. Ken Griffey hits a grand slam, one of six homers hit by the Reds. Tony Perez has a pair with George Foster, Dan Driessen, and Pete Rose leaving the park as well.
» June 11, 1976:
The Cards score a 5-spot in the first inning against the Reds, and lead 72 going into the bottom of the 7th, only to lose 87. Tony Perez ends the game with a 3-run homer off Al Hrabosky.
» October 17, 1976:
On a cold Sunday night, the Reds gang up on Catfish
Hunter for 3 runs, but the Yankees battle back to
tie it up. With 2 outs in the 9th inning, Yanks SS
Fred Stanley throws Griffey's easy grounder into the
dugout. A walk and a Tony Perez single follow and
the Yanks lose the second WS game 4-3.
» December 16, 1976:
The Reds swap popular 1B Tony Perez and P Will McEnaney to the Expos for pitchers Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray.
» June 10, 1977:
Tony Perez makes his first return to Cincinnati wearing an Expo uniform, but the Reds prevail over Montreal, 131. Fred Norman is the winner.
» May 5, 1978: Pete Rose singles off Montreal's Steve Rogers for career hit 3,000 and gets a hug at 1B from former teammate Tony Perez. The Expos beat the Reds 43.
» November 16, 1979: The Red Sox sign 1B Tony Perez, a reentry free agent formerly with the Expos.
» May 31, 1980:
The Boston Red Sox hit six home runs4 in the 4th inning, including three in succession (Tony Perez, Carlton Fisk, Butch Hobson)but lose to the Brewers 198.
» July 2, 1982: Boston's Tony Perez singles off Milwaukee's Bob McClure (7-2) for his 2,500th career hit, but that's a lone bright spot as the Brewers clobber the Red Sox, 145. Gorman Thomas has a pair of homers as six are hit.
» January 31, 1983: The Phillies sign veteran 1B Tony Perez to a one-year contract.
» December 5, 1983: The Phillies trade veteran 1B Tony Perez to Cincinnati for a player to be named later.
» May 13, 1985:
At Cincinnati, a pinch grand slam in the 7th by Tony Perez breaks a 33 tie and the Reds top the Phillies, 73. Perez is the oldest in 20 century to belt a slam, but Carlton Fisk will top this in 1991.
» August 26, 1985:
The Reds beat the Cardinals 76 and use a record five players with over 2,000 hits apieceBuddy Bell, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, and Cesar Cedeno.
» July 22, 1986:
The Mets win a crazy five-hour marathon with the Reds in 14 innings, winning 63 (as recalled by Bill Deane). Setting the tone, Darryl Strawberry is ejected after arguing a called 3rd strike in the 5th. In the 9th, Howard Johnson inadvertently kicks the ball after Reds C Bo Diaz drops a third strike. Johnson runs out of the baseline and is hit in the back with the throw from pitcher Ron Robinson. Reds coach Billy DeMars is ejected for arguing the safe call. The Mets, down 31, with two out, tie the game when Dave Parker who drops a routine fly ball. In the 10th, Davey Johnson sends in pitcher Rick Aguilera to hit for pitcher Doug Sisk. Aguilera walks, but is stranded. In the Reds 10th, pinch-runner Eric Davis steals 2B and 3B, bumping into Ray Knight. Knight decks Davis and both benches empty. Knight, Davis, Kevin Mitchell and Mario Soto are ejected. Gary Carter moves to 3B, McDowell comes in to pitch, and Orosco moves from the mound to RF. With two out and a runner on 2B in the 11th, Orosco returns to pitch, McDowell moves to LF, and Mookie Wilson shifts to right. Rose protests when Orosco is permitted eight warm-up pitches. Orosco whiffs Max Venable to end the inning. In the 12th, The Mets are forced to lead off the inning with Orosco and McDowell, and go down in order. McDowell returns to pitch in the 13th and gets Tony Perez to fly to Orosco in right. Howard Johnson belts a three-run homer in the 14th and McDowell retires the side in order.
» October 6, 1992:
The Reds accept the resignation of manager Lou Piniella. He will be replaced by Tony Perez on October 30th.
» May 24, 1993:
Davey Johnson replaces Tony Perez as manager of the Reds.
» July 14, 1996:
In Cincinnati, Reggie Sanders hits two homers and P Dave Burba launches his first ML home run as the Reds beat the Pirates, 76. The Reds get the deciding runs in the 7th with Sanders 2nd home run and Eduardo Perez, son of Reds star Tony Perez, hits his first ML home run, off Steve Parris.
» July 26, 1998: Boston defeats Toronto by a score of 63. Jose Canseco's 8thinning home run accounts for the Blue Jays' 1st run. It is the 380th home run of Canseco's career, making him the alltime leader among players born outside of the US. Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez had been the coleaders with 379.
» January 11, 2000: The baseball writers elect C Carlton Fisk and 1B Tony Perez to the Hall of Fame. Fisk is chosen in his 2nd year on the ballot, while Perez is picked on his 9th try.
» May 27, 2000: The Marlins defeat the Reds, 8-6. Prior to the game, Cincinnati retires former 1B Tony Perez's uniform.
» July 23, 2000:
Tony Perez, Sparky Anderson, Carlton Fisk, Bid McPhee, and Turkey Stearnes are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Reds announcer Marty Brennaman is also enshrined, in the broadcasters' wing.
» May 28, 2001:
The Marlins fire manager John Boles, reacting in part to players' grumbling for a year about his approach. Reliever Dan Miceli was the most outspoken, ripping Boles for his rigid style and the fact he never played ML ball. Tony Perez agrees to manage until a new manager is found, then agrees to finish the year.
» July 18, 2001:
The Mets down Florida, 43 in 11 innings and see Marlins manager Tony Perez ejected for arguing a call. It is his 1st ejection in 31 seasons and more than 3,800 games as a player and manager.