On January 27 1937 — In Cincinnati, OH, the worst flood in the city’s history inundates Crosley Field, when the flood-prone Mill Creek overflows its banks. The flood covered home plate with as much as 21 feet of cold water. The lower grandstand is completely covered.

Cincinnati Reds pitchers Gene Schott, Lee Grissom, and the team’s traveling secretary, John McDonald row a boat out from the center-field wall. The photo appears across the country. Fortunately, with the season two months away, Opening Day will be unaffected.

 


 

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