Harper Homer Wins Game; Reds Sweep Mets

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets
April 30, 1967

Gary Nolan relaxes in the Reds clubhouse after dueling fellow rookie sensation Tom Seaver over nine scoreless innings. Cincinnati prevailed in the 11th on a home run by Tommy Harper. Photo - Sports Illustrated
After striking out three times in regulation play, Tommy Harper took advantage of the extra frames and belted a game-winning home run in the eleventh inning off New York reliever Jack Hamilton (0-2) for a 1-0 nightcap win and doubleheader sweep of the Mets before 14,360 fans at Crosley Field. The Reds took the lidlifter easily, 11-3. The Reds concluded the month of April with a six-game winning streak and in first place in the National League.

The game featured two of baseball’s brightest rookie hurlers, New York’s Tom Seaver and Cincinnati’s Gary Nolan, who pitched shutout ball for over nine innings before succumbing to the warm humid conditions. Darrell Osteen (1-0) was credited with the win in relief of Nolan. Harper’s home run was his fourth of the season which makes him the unexpected team leader in that category.

4/30/1967, NYM67-CIN67, game 2, Crosley Field

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1967 New York          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  6  0     7  1
1967 Cincinnati        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1     1  4  0     6  0

New York             AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Alomar            ss  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  5  0  0
 Sullivan         ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
 Harrelson        ss  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .182    0  0  0  0
Hiller            2b  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .061    4  2  0  0
Luplow            rf  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .034    2  0  0  0
Davis             lf  4  0  2  0  1  0  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  .296    2  0  0  0
Kranepool         1b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .194    8  1  0  0
Boyer             3b  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .125    1  3  0  0
Grote             c   4  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .169   10  0  0  0
 Jones            pr  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .300    0  0  0  0
 Goossen          c   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  0  0  0
Bosch             cf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .260    0  0  0  0
Seaver            p   4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  .143    1  2  0  0
 Hamilton         p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  0  0  0
                     38  0  6  0  1  0  0  2  5  1  0  0  0  0  0         30 13  0  0

Cincinnati           AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Harper            rf  5  1  1  1  0  0  1  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  .277    1  0  0  0
Pinson            cf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    2  1  0  0
Rose              lf  4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .258    7  0  0  0
May               1b  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  .143   14  0  0  0
Johnson           3b  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .294    1  1  0  0
 Ruiz             pr  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .500    0  0  0  0
Helms             2b  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  .183    0  7  0  0
Edwards           c   3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  .162    6  0  0  0
Cardenas          ss  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .206    1  1  0  0
Nolan             p   3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    1  0  0  0
 Shamsky          ph  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .067    0  0  0  0
 Osteen           p   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000    0  1  0  0
                     32  1  4  1  0  0  1  3 11  0  0  1  1  1  0         33 11  0  0

New York                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Seaver                           9.1  3  0  0  3 10 135  88   34  0  1  1  0  1  2.59
Hamilton         L 0-2           0.2  1  1  1  0  1   9   8    3  1  0  0  0  0  6.60
                                10.0  4  1  1  3 11 144  96   37  1  1  1  0  1

Cincinnati                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Nolan                           10.0  6  0  0  1  4 116  76   36  0  0  0  0  0  1.39
Osteen           W 1-0           1.0  0  0  0  1  1  15   8    4  0  0  0  0  0  0.00
                                11.0  6  0  0  2  5 131  84   40  0  0  0  0  0

NYM: Jones ran for Grote in the 10th
     Goossen inserted at c in the 10th
     Sullivan batted for Alomar in the 11th
     Harrelson inserted at ss in the 11th
CIN: Ruiz ran for Johnson in the 10th
     Shamsky batted for Nolan in the 10th
     Ruiz moved to 3b in the 11th

GWRBI: Harper
Temperature: 82, Field: wet, Sky: threatening, Wind: right to left at 1 MPH,
Rain Delays: 35 minutes.

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