Thanks for playing Know Your City! Let’s review the questions.
- Who holds the Reds all-time record for home runs in a career?
- Speaking of baseball, what Cincinnati-born U.S. President was the first to throw the first pitch of baseball season?
- Let’s turn toward the arts for a moment. Who was Robert Scott Duncanson?
And here are the answers:
- Johnny Bench—Although considered “Baseball’s Greatest Catcher,” Bench would collect 389 home runs and 1,376 RBIs in his career.
- William Taft–The game was in 1910, between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics. The Senators won 3-0. (Taft was also the first president to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.)
- Duncanson was an African-American landscape painter active in Cincinnati in the 1800’s. By the 1860s the American press proclaimed him the “best landscape painter in the West,” and London newspapers hailed him as the equal of his British contemporaries.
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