#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Big Red Machine

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the most powerful hitting teams in MLB history.

Here’s a chapter excerpt from my sports comic book MLB Favorites about the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine…..

…..As famous for its color as well as its power on the baseball field, this big machine regularly bulldozed Major League Baseball opponents during much of the 1970s.

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#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Big Red Machine

The Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine ruled as Major League Baseball’s best team from 1970 – 1976. The Reds captured four National League pennants in 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1976. They also won back- to-back World Series titles in both 1975 and 1976.

Bob Hertzel of the Cincinnati Enquirer originally used the Big Red Machine nickname in 1969.
Many believed the talented Reds team churned through opponents like a giant combine driving through a wheat field’s crop.

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MLB Memory: The Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine

Everyday I click on my favorite bookmark – On This Day in Sports.

And, this morning I learned…

“In 1977, the Cincinnati Reds romped to a 23-9 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. The Reds tied a National League record by scoring 12 runs in the fifth inning off three Braves pitchers. George Foster had seven RBIs, five runs scored, two home runs, a double and a single.”

Today’s April 25th trip down MLB memory lane led me to pen this blog on baseball’s Big Red Machine – one of the most dominant teams in the history of the sport.

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