The Machine

The Machine

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

Book - 2009
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Captures all of the passion and tension of a great championship team, focusing on the key players--Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Sr., Johnny Bench, and manager Sparky Anderson--and examining the controversy that came with the glory.


From 1972 to 1976, the Cincinnati Reds—the franchise known as the Big Red Machine—dominated the National League, winning four division crowns, three league pennants, and two World Series titles. But their 1975 season was the stuff of sports legend.

In The Machine, award-winning sports writer Joe Posnanski captures all of the passion and tension, drama and glory of a baseball team considered to be one of the best ever to take the field. Featuring a who's who of stars—including Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion, and Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson—The Machine brings to vivid life all the hopes and excitement, fireworks and controversy of a remarkable team's extraordinary year in a rollicking thrill-ride of a real-sports story.

Publisher: [New York] : William Morrow, c2009
ISBN: 9780061582554
Branch Call Number: 796.35764 P843m 2010
Characteristics: viii, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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