On August 9, 1961 — Cincinnati wins its 16th straight game against Philadelphia as Joey Jay blanks the Phils, 5 – 0. It is the 13th loss in a row for the Quakers, their longest string of defeats since 1936, a span of 25 seasons. they’ve won just one in 19 games. Elio Chacon hits his first major league homer, off Don Ferrarese.

 

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