On April 25 1958, Reds-killer Roberto Clemente once again commandeers Crosley Field; his first home run of the season gives Pittsburgh a 4 – 3 win over Cincinnati. Clemente is in on all the scoring, carrying home the tying run in the 6th and, one inning later, putting Pittsburgh ahead for good with a three-run shot. Reds third baseman Don Hoak is eaten alive by Clemente’s 6th-inning leadoff smash, the latter’s crazy carom affording Clemente a hustle double. One ground ball and one fly ball later, Roberto is in with the run that cancels out George Crowe’s 2nd-inning homer. The tie will last exactly one inning and, even then, only because of Clemente’s arm, whose mere presence prevents Frank Robinson’s 7th-inning double from scoring speedy Vada Pinson from first with the tie-breaker. The 1 – 1 tie thus secured, Clemente climaxes the bottom of the frame with a 2-out, three-run, 400-foot blast to right center, supplying the remainder of Pittsburgh’s offensive output, just enough to outlast Cincy.