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August 30, 1991 | Associated Press
The outfield walls at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium will be padded next year, the city and the Reds agreed, ending a controversy started by Lenny Dykstra's season-ending injury. The city, which operates the stadium, and the Reds were criticized after Dykstra suffered a broken collarbone by running into the unpadded wall Monday night. The plywood walls have never been padded during the stadium's 21 years, one of only four NL stadium without such protection for outfielders.
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August 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Finch, 89, a designer of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, died Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. "Bill considered the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium his finest work. Even so, he didn't make a fuss when it was torn down," said a former partner, Cecil Alexander. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, which opened in 1966 and was demolished in 1997, was known as "the Launching Pad" because so many home runs sailed out of it.
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SPORTS
September 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Houston Oilers finally won on their field of broken dreams. The Oilers scored two touchdowns a minute apart in the fourth quarter on Warren Moon's pass and Lamar Lathan's interception return to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-7 Sunday night in their least-favorite stadium.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
It took 37 seconds to bring down old Riverfront Stadium, a prominent feature of Cincinnati's skyline for 32 years and the ballpark that was home to Pete Rose's Big Red Machine and Hank Aaron's 714th home run. With the push of a button, 1,275 pounds of explosives went off in a counterclockwise pattern of blasts around what has been renamed Cinergy Field, collapsing the arena inward onto its former playing surface.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
It took 37 seconds to bring down old Riverfront Stadium, a prominent feature of Cincinnati's skyline for 32 years and the ballpark that was home to Pete Rose's Big Red Machine and Hank Aaron's 714th home run. With the push of a button, 1,275 pounds of explosives went off in a counterclockwise pattern of blasts around what has been renamed Cinergy Field, collapsing the arena inward onto its former playing surface.
SPORTS
May 3, 1991
A fan fell six feet from the front row and landed on his back at Riverfront Stadium while trying to catch a ball thrown to him by the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andy Van Slyke from the on-deck circle Wednesday. The fan was moved from the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. Information on his condition was unavailable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Finch, 89, a designer of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, died Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. "Bill considered the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium his finest work. Even so, he didn't make a fuss when it was torn down," said a former partner, Cecil Alexander. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, which opened in 1966 and was demolished in 1997, was known as "the Launching Pad" because so many home runs sailed out of it.
SPORTS
August 11, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Dodgers are expected to add veteran third baseman Tim Wallach to their roster within the next 48 hours. Wallach, 38, who has been on this trip with the Dodgers while recovering from a broken rib, is expected to provide some leadership. But that alone, said Vice President Fred Claire, would not be enough. "If Tim didn't think he could contribute beyond his leadership ability," Claire said, "he wouldn't want to be here. He adds a lot because of his ability and his leadership ability."
SPORTS
August 11, 1996 | STEVE SPRINGER
The Dodgers are expected to add veteran third baseman Tim Wallach to their roster within the next 48 hours. Wallach, 38, who has been on this trip with the Dodgers while recovering from a broken rib, is expected to provide some leadership. But that alone, said Vice President Fred Claire, would not be enough. "If Tim didn't think he could contribute beyond his leadership ability," Claire said, "he wouldn't want to be here. He adds a lot because of his ability and his leadership ability."
SPORTS
September 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Houston Oilers finally won on their field of broken dreams. The Oilers scored two touchdowns a minute apart in the fourth quarter on Warren Moon's pass and Lamar Lathan's interception return to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-7 Sunday night in their least-favorite stadium.
SPORTS
August 30, 1991 | Associated Press
The outfield walls at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium will be padded next year, the city and the Reds agreed, ending a controversy started by Lenny Dykstra's season-ending injury. The city, which operates the stadium, and the Reds were criticized after Dykstra suffered a broken collarbone by running into the unpadded wall Monday night. The plywood walls have never been padded during the stadium's 21 years, one of only four NL stadium without such protection for outfielders.
SPORTS
May 17, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Yankee outfielder Jesse Barfield became the latest player to throw a ball in anger, hitting the elevated subway tracks that stand behind the right-field fence at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. After fans in the right-field seats threw Wally Joyner's fifth-inning home run back onto the field, Barfield picked it up and threw it out of the stadium. "It was a culmination of me not doing my job offensively and them doing the job of kicking our butts," Barfield said after the Angels' 7-0 victory.
SPORTS
May 3, 1991
A fan fell six feet from the front row and landed on his back at Riverfront Stadium while trying to catch a ball thrown to him by the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andy Van Slyke from the on-deck circle Wednesday. The fan was moved from the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. Information on his condition was unavailable.
SPORTS
October 13, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was an unusual statement for a manager who had just misled his opponent and ordered his starting pitcher to lie to the national media. "We're not trying to trick anybody," said Jim Leyland, Pittsburgh manager, while trying to explain the Pirates' late pitching change for Game 6 of the National League championship series. But the events involved in Leyland's switch from left-handed Zane Smith to right-handed reliever Ted Power indicate otherwise.
SPORTS
May 17, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Yankee outfielder Jesse Barfield became the latest player to throw a ball in anger, hitting the elevated subway tracks that stand behind the right-field fence at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. After fans in the right-field seats threw Wally Joyner's fifth-inning home run back onto the field, Barfield picked it up and threw it out of the stadium. "It was a culmination of me not doing my job offensively and them doing the job of kicking our butts," Barfield said after the Angels' 7-0 victory.
SPORTS
October 5, 1987 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Lineup cards instead of programs at a National Football League game? Riverfront Stadium filled to less than one-third capacity for a Bengal game? Fumbles on the first and sixth plays from the line of scrimmage? An NFL game that took less than three hours to complete? Sunday's game between the non-union Bogus Bengals and Re-Chargers counted in the standings just like any other, but it was different.
SPORTS
April 11, 1989 | TOM YANTZ, Hartford Courant
The black bat rests on red velvet in a polished cedar case. Four strips of adhesive tape on the handle are worn where the hitter's hands once rested. Below the bat a proclamation reads: "On Aug. 11, 1986 Pete Rose used this bat to go 5-for-5 against the San Francisco Giants at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. It was the 10th time in Pete's career that he'd hit safely five times in a game, thereby breaking the previous N.L. record." In the lower right corner of the case, there is a videocassette tape -- "Baseball The Pete Rose Way, Learn Baseball From a Living Legend."
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