The Comeback Kids: Cincinnati Reds 2010 Championship Season

The Comeback Kids: Cincinnati Reds 2010 Championship Season

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by Joe Jacobs, Mark J. Schmetzer
     
 

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Few experts picked the Reds to win the National League Central Division Championship. Loaded with great young talent, the team was expected to move up in the standings and maybe even to break its nine-year streak of losing seasons. But win the division? Hardly.

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Overview

Few experts picked the Reds to win the National League Central Division Championship. Loaded with great young talent, the team was expected to move up in the standings and maybe even to break its nine-year streak of losing seasons. But win the division? Hardly.

No one realized the level of heart and tenacity this team possessed, the pluck and verve this team could summon in the face of adversity. The Reds came from behind to win 45 games, and whenever they took a tough loss, they bounced back the next game. They truly were “The Comeback Kids.” As baseball fans throughout the country waited for them slide back to expectations, they just kept hustling—and winning.

The Reds led the league in many offensive categories, with a lineup anchored by budding superstar Joey Votto and aging veteran Scott Rolen. Though the pitching staff lacked a true ace, many pitchers contributed quality games. The bullpen did the same, until September, when heralded phenom Aroldis Chapman came up from the minor leagues and threw 100 mph fastballs, taking the staff to a whole new level.

The Comeback Kids tells the remarkable story of the 2010 Reds, a team that relied on every player to achieve a stunning division championship. Featuring nearly 100 photos, this full-color book is the ultimate keepsake for every Reds fan, helping them remember a season, and a team, they never want to forget.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578604944
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
35 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark J. Schmetzer is the author of Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds (Clerisy Press, 2011). He was the editor of RedsVue, the official newspaper of the Reds, from 1983 through 1987, and has edited RedsVue’s replacement, Reds Report, since 1991. He also covers the Reds for the Associated Press. The 2010 season was the twenty-fifth out of the last twenty-seven in which he covered the Reds on a daily basis. He lives in Cincinnati.

Joe Jacobs worked for the Community Press in Cincinnati from 1983 through 2001 as a sports reporter and sports editor, winning various awards for his coverage of prep sports. He has covered the Cincinnati Bengals as a freelance contributor for the Associated Press since 1997. He has been a member of the selection committee for Buddy LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame since 1999, and since 1986 he has been a member of the selection committee for the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Foundation. He lives in Cincinnati.

Hal McCoy was the Cincinnati Reds beat writer for the Dayton Daily News for 37 years. His blog, "The Real McCoy," is the primary Reds blog for the paper and he writes a Sunday column called "Ask Hal." He was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing.

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