On August 3, 1969,
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. The Phillies led 9-6 when the Reds scored ten runs in the fifth for a 16-9 lead. Two more runs in the sixth put Cincinnati on top 18-9, but seven Philadelphia runs in the bottom half made in 18-16. Each team added a run over the final three innings for the 19-17 final. The game ended with Pete Rose making a sliding catch of a Ron Stone line drive in right field with runners on first and second. The Reds had 25 hits. The 36 runs are the most ever involving a game by the Reds, later tied by a 24-12 triumph over the Rockies in 1999.