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The Great Eight (Memorable Teams in Baseball History)by Mark Armour
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The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, also known as the and#8220;Big Red Machine,and#8221; are not just one of the most memorable teams in baseball historyand#8212;they are unforgettable. While the Reds dominated the National League from 1972 to 1976, it was the and#8217;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 teamand#8217;s roster included other legends such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Pand#233;rez, Ken Griffey Sr., and Dave Concepciand#243;n. 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 Roseand#8217;s famous position change. This volume gives Reds fans complete biographies of all the teamand#8217;s players, relives the enthralling 1975 season, and celebrates a team that is consistently ranked as one of the best teams in baseball history.
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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