The Great Eight

The Great Eight

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, also known as the a€œBig Red Machine, a€ are not just one of the most memorable teams in baseball historya€”they are unforgettable. While the Reds dominated the National League from 1972 to 1976, it was the a€™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 teama€™s roster included other legends such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony PAcrez, Ken Griffey Sr., and Dave ConcepciA³n. 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 Rosea€™s famous position change. This volume gives Reds fans complete biographies of all the teama€™s players, relives the enthralling 1975 season, and celebrates a team that is consistently ranked as one of the best teams in baseball history.Norm Clark, a€œDarcy Goes the Distance in Reds Win, a€ Associated Press, Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville ky), July 22, 1975, 99. 10. ... All Minor League statistics have been verified on ( 7 .

Title:The Great Eight
Author:Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2014-04-01


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming