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FSO Repeating 1976 And 1990 World Series, Tom Browning's Perfect Game

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Rusty Kennedy
Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of the third game of the World Series at Oakland Coliseum, Friday, Oct. 19, 1990, Oakland, Calif.

Sweep! Sweep! Good news for Reds fans in a coronavirus lockdown missing baseball. Fox Sports Ohio will repeat the Reds' World Series sweeps of the New York Yankees in 1976 and the Oakland A's in 1990.

The 1990 World Series airs this week at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, through Saturday, May 2.

The 1976 World Series sweep airs May 13-16.

FSO also will broadcast Tom Browning's 1988 perfect game at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, and nine games from 2019 in the next three weeks. The Browning game, which was not televised in 1988, will be a combination of Riverfront Stadium's three-camera in-house feed synced with the radio call by Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall.  Pitches are shown from high home camera with occasional cuts to low cameras. A FSO publicist says it was "enhanced with Chris Welsh and Tom Browning talking before each inning about certain aspects of the game." 

Here's the FSO baseball lineup, as the regional sports network rotates week-long prime-time repeats of the Reds and NHL Columbus Bluejackets games:

Monday, April 27, 8 p.m.: Astros at Reds from June 18, 2019 – Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich homer in first inning and four relievers preserve the 4-3 win for Anthony DeScalfani.

Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m.: Astros at Reds from June 19, 2019 – Down to the final out, Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker hit back-to-back RBI singles to complete a dramatic 3-2 walk-off win at Great American Ball Park.

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m.: 1990 World Series Game 1 from Oct. 16 at Riverfront Stadium –Eric Davis puts the Reds ahead with a two-run bomb in the first inning and Reds cruise to a 7-0 victory behind Jose Rijo. (Repeats at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3; and 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 1.)

Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.: 1990 World Series Game 2 from Oct. 17 at Riverfront Stadium – Improbable hero Billy Bates singles off closer Dennis Eckersley and scores the winning run on Joe Oliver's 10th inning single in a 5-4 win. (Repeats 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, and noon Saturday, May 2.)

Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.: 1990 World Series Game 3 from Oct. 19, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium) – Chris Sabo slams two home runs as Reds pound out 14 hits in an 8-3 win. (Repeats 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2.)

Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m.: 1990 World Series Game 4 from Oct. 20 at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium) –World Series MVP Jose Rijo holds the A's to two hits, as the Reds score two in the eighth inning to win 2-1.

Sunday, May 3, 8 p.m.: Dodgers at Reds from Sept. 16, 1988, at Riverfront Stadium – Tom Browning pitches the first and only perfect game in Cincinnati Reds history, winning 1-0 after nearly a three-hour rain delay. (Repeats noon Monday, May 4.)

Wednesday, May 6, noon: Cubs at Reds May 15, 2019 – Eugenio Suarez tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth, and Yasiel Puig delivered a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the 10th for a 6-5 Reds win.

Thursday, May 7, at noon: Cubs at Reds May 16, 2019 – Eugenio Suarez singled home the go-ahead run during a fifth inning downpour and added another RBI single for a 4-2 Reds victory.

Friday, May 8, noon: Reds at Cubs May 24, 2019, at Wrigley Field – Two-run homers by Yasiel Puig and Eugenio Suarez power Reds to a 6-5 come from behind win.

Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m.: Reds at Giants May 10, 2019 – Nick Senzel, Eugenio Suarez and Yaseil Puig each had two hits in Reds 7-0 win to push Luis Catillo's record to 4-1.

Monday, May 11, noon: Brewers at Reds July 2, 2019 – Raisel Iglesias delivers a two-out game-winning single in the 11th to win his second game of the season in Reds 5-4 victory.

Tuesday, May 12, noon: Brewers at Reds July 3, 2019 – Sonny Gray scatters four hits over eight innings in Reds 3-0 win.

Wednesday, May 13, noon: Brewers at Reds from July 4, 2019 – Luis Castillo, David Hernandez and Raisel Iglesias stifle Brewers on two hits in 1-0 win.

Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 1 from Oct. 16 at Riverfront Stadium – The Big Red Machine batter Doyle Alexander for nine hits and five runs in six innings to win 5-1. (Repeats noon Thursday, May 14, and 2 p.m. Friday, May 15.)

Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 2 from Oct. 17 at Riverfront Stadium – Tony Perez's walk-off single knocks in Ken Griffey Jr. after Griffey gets on base on a throwing error by Fred Stanley in a 4-3 win. (Repeats 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16.)

Friday, May 15, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 3 from Oct. 19, 1976 at Yankee Stadium – Danny Driessen, the Reds' first World Series designated hitter, homers and doubles in the Reds 6-2 win in the Bronx. (Repeats 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16.)

Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 4 from Oct. 19 1976, at Yankee Stadium – World Series MVP Johnny Bench drives in five runs on two homers in a 7-2 win for the Reds' second consecutive World Championship.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.