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Opening Day Ticket Stubs 1980 to 1999
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1980: Atlanta Braves - 0 / Cincinnati Reds - 9 Att: 51,774
For the Reds: Johnny Bench gets a double and George Foster hits his 202nd career HR; Frank Pastore pitches a 3-hit Shut Out for the Win in a complete game. Phil Niekro gets the Loss, but adds two KOs (#2,403 & #2,404 of his 3,342 career total).
1983: Atlanta Braves - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 5 Att: 42,892
For the Reds: Johnny Bench hits a single and a double, scoring once and getting an RBI. Both Gary Redus and Ron Oester hit HRs off of Phil Niekro. In the bottom of the 8th, Dave Concepcion singles to RF driving in what would be the winning run; For Atlanta: Chris Chambliss gets his 152nd career HR. Phil Niekro adds two KOs to his 3,342 career total (#2,785 & #2,786). Mario Soto gets the Win with 5 KOs. Jeff Jones debut for the Reds.
1984: New York Mets - 1 / Cincinnati Reds - 8 Att: 46,000
For the Reds: Both Eddie Milner and Dave Concepcion hit HRs. In Dave Parker's first game with the Reds, he would get 2 hits, a run and 2 RBIs; For the Mets: Darryl Strawberry gets his 27th career HR providing the Mets with their only run. Mario Soto gets the complete game Win with 8 KOs. Ross Jones debut for the Mets.
1986: Philadelphia Phillies - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 7 Att: 54,960
For the Reds: Both Eric Davis (career #19) and Dave Parker (#217) hit HRs off of Steve Carlton. Dave Parker also hit two doubles to go 3-for-4 on the day; For the Phillies: Mike Schmidt gets his 459th career HR. Mario Soto gets the Win and Steve Carlton the Loss. Pete Rose gets his second Opening Day Win as a Manager. Tracy Jones debut for the Reds.
1988: St. Louis Cardinals - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 5 Att: 55,438
For the Reds: Barry Larkin has two singles, Rookie, Chris Sabo, has a single and a SB and Kal Daniels hits a HR; For the Cardinals: Ozzie Smith has two singles and a SB and pitcher Joe Magrane hits a HR with 2 on. Mario Soto gets the start, but Pat Perry gets the win. Chris Sabo debut for the Reds.
1989: Los Angeles Dodgers - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 6 Att: 55,385
For the Reds: Barry Larkin has a single and Paul O'Neill hits a double and a three run HR for his 24th career HR; For the Dodgers: Kirk Gibson hits a single and his 176th career HR, but Eddie Murray goes 0 for 4. Danny Jackson gets the win.
1990: San Diego Padres - 1 / Cincinnati Reds - 2 Att: 45,000
The Reds original 1990 Opening Day Game was set for April 2, but because of another strike, Opening Day was delayed. The Reds started season started on the road at Houston. The Opener was actually played on the 17th. After a month long strike. For the Reds: Barry Larkin had 3 singles as did Billy Hatcher; For the Padres: Roberto Alomar had 3 hits and Benito Santiago scored the Padres only run with a solo HR, his 49th career HR. Tom Browning walked away with the Win.
1994: St. Louis Cardinals - 6 / Cincinnati Reds - 4 Att: 32,803
For the Reds: The one highlight for the Reds is a HR for Reggie Sanders his 34th of his career; For the Cardinals: Ozzie Smith has a single for his 2,266 career hit and Ray Lankford hits his 40th career HR (a Lead-off HR). Bob Tewksbury gets the Win with 1 KO.
1996: Montreal Expos - 1 / Cincinnati Reds - 4 Att: 53,136
For the Reds: Barry Larkin has a double and a SB. Chris Sabo gets a single a double and a SB; For the Expos: Mark Grudzielanek and Mike Lansing both get a double. Pete Schourek gets the Win with 5 KOs.
1997: Colorado Rockies - 4 / Cincinnati Reds - 11 Att: 54,820
For the Reds: Deion Sanders plays his first Opening Day game for the Reds and ends up with a Single, Double and 2 SBs. Barry Larkin walks 4 times and scores 3 runs. Hal Morris has 3 hits and 3 RBIs; For the Rockies: Ellis Burks (178th of career) and Vinny Castilla (85th of career) both hit HRs. John Smiley gets the win. Pokey Reese debut for the Reds.