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The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds

3 Ratings: 3.3
A history of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds baseball team by Joe Posnanski

There are memorable teams in baseball—and then there are utterly unforgettable teams like the 1975 Cincinnati Reds. From 1972 to 1976, the franchise known as the Big Red Machine dominated the National League, winning four division crowns, three … see full wiki

Author: Joe Posnanski
Genre: Sports
Publisher: William Morrow
3 reviews about The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season,...
review by . June 13, 2010
posted in Just Baseball
Pros: Well written, plenty of background on certain players...     Cons: ...Because the 1975 Reds as they were are a snooze by themselves     The Bottom Line: Sorry about the Pink Floyd pun.     As any serious baseball fan knows, the 1975 Cincinnati Reds were one of the greatest baseball teams ever assembled. They played in the most memorable World Series game of all time, which occurred in the most memorable World Series of all time. They …
review by . January 24, 2010
The Cincinatti Reds were my favorite baseball team throughout my youth. I was always a big fan of their larger than life players Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Jonny Bench, Ken Griffey, Tony Perez, Don Gullett, Rawly Eastwick and all the others. Sparky Anderson was one passionate if quick tempered manager.    The story of the 1975 Cincinatti Reds takes you back to a begone era when players played for the love of the game. Nobody could produce runs like the Big Red Machine. The author …
review by . September 06, 2009
I am going to be very upfront on this review. There was practically zero chance that I would not love this book. First, Joe Posnanski is my favorite sportswriter out there right now. In fact, I already featured him in my Great Writing series. (side note: sign up for the RSS on Posnanski's blog...you will love it, I promise!) Second, this book is about the Big Red Machine. For those who don't know...The Big Red Machine was the nickname for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in the 1970's. They dominated …
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