The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship

The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship

by John Erardi, Joel Luckhaupt
     
 

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They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s in the World Series. The Reds held first place from game one through the end of the world championships — becoming one of only three wire-to-wire champions in major league…  See more details below

Overview

They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s in the World Series. The Reds held first place from game one through the end of the world championships — becoming one of only three wire-to-wire champions in major league history. Surprisingly, the story of this colorful team has never been told before in a book. In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of this historic achievement, The Wire-to-Wire Reds brings back the memories with original interviews, more than one hundred photos, and riveting storytelling by award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer columnist John Erardi and blog-master Joel Luckhaupt. With a foreword by Hall of Fame Reds announcer Marty Brennaman, The Wire-to-Wire Reds is the ultimate keepsake for fans throughout Reds Country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578604661
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
938,717
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

John Erardi is a sports columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He has co-authored four books on the Cincinnati Reds with team historian Greg Rhodes as well as authored Pete Rose: 4,192. He has been selected Ohio Sports Writer of the Year three times and has won the Associated Press Award for best sports feature story in the country.

Joel Luckhaupt is the blog-master of Red Reporter, the most frequented blog focused on the Cincinnati Reds. Red Reporter is part of the SB Nation blog network. His blog posts have been picked up by various baseball Web sites, including The Hardball Times, and he is frequently interviewed about the Reds by other sports bloggers .

Marty Brennaman has been the play-by-play voice of the Cincinnati Reds since 1974 and is a greatly admired figure throughout the Reds Radio Network. In 2000 he received the Ford Frick Award for baseball broadcasting, earning him memberships in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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