Tuesday, July 31, 2012

John Montefusco

On this date in 1975, Giants pitcher John Montefusco predicts that he will shut out the Reds and strike out Johnny Bench four times. The Reds then score seven runs in 1 1/3 innings off Montefusco, three coming on a Johnny Bench home run en route to a 11-6 win.

"I was going through my mail and noticed an envelope with a Cincinnati Reds letterhead. I wondered what the heck it was, so I opened it up and it was a bill for $937. It read 'For damage done to cement facade at Riverfront Stadium from Johnny Bench's home run'. Chris Speier had filled it out and sent it. That was funny."

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