Lorenzen Becomes The Reds’ Babe

Jonathan Grant | September 5th, 2019

The Cincinnati Reds have not had the greatest season in terms of results. They were, at one point, in the playoff chase, but they have since fallen off the wagon and are just playing for pride at this stage. But they have seen rookie Aristides Aquino make history throughout his short tenure, and now Michael Lorenzen has chosen to do the same.

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In fact, Lorenzen did something that no one has done in almost 100 years to match the mighty Babe Ruth. Lorenzen started on the mound for the home team against the Philadelphia Phillies, still chasing a Wild Card spot and got a victory. He would hit a home run for the Reds in the appearance, and then magically enough, he would end up playing in center field to finish out the game. No man had done all three since Babe Ruth back in 1921, a remarkable achievement. The 8-5 win for the Reds means a whole lot more to the Phillies, who fell three games off the pace of the Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card race. It also snapped a three-game winning run for the NL East team.

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