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The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds

The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds

by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Mark Armour
The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds

The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds

by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Mark Armour

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Overview

The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, also known as the “Big Red Machine,” are not just one of the most memorable teams in baseball history—they are unforgettable. While the Reds dominated the National League from 1972 to 1976, it was the ’75 team that surpassed them all, winning 108 games and beating the Boston Red Sox in a thrilling 7-game World Series. Led by Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, the team’s roster included other legends such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Pérez, Ken Griffey Sr., and Dave Concepción. The 1975 Reds were notably disciplined and clean-cut, which distinguished them from the increasingly individualistic players of the day.
 The Great Eight commemorates the people and events surrounding this outstanding baseball team with essays on team management and key aspects and highlights of the season, including Pete Rose’s famous position change. This volume gives Reds fans complete biographies of all the team’s players, relives the enthralling 1975 season, and celebrates a team that is consistently ranked as one of the best teams in baseball history.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803253452
Publisher: Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Memorable Teams in Baseball History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 280
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Mark Armour is the author of Joe Cronin (Nebraska, 2010) and coeditor of Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles (Nebraska, 2012).

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