#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 All-Time Hits Leader Pete Rose

Today’s #TBT sports blog spotlights one of my favorite MLB players ever. Even during Spring Training, full throttle was the only way Pete Rose played the game of baseball. During a meaningless pre-season game, New York Yankees’ skipper Whitey Ford … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: MLB Hit King Pete Rose

On August 24, 2014 Major League Baseball records will reluctantly reveal that on that date 25 years ago Pete Rose was formally banished from America’s favorite pastime.

It’s hard to imagine that so many years have passed since that fateful day when MLB commissioner Angelo Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti banned the game’s all-time hits leader for life.

Recently, Rose has made headlines once again and has asked for forgiveness for his gambling transgressions because he wants back in the game he loves.

In today’s #TBT sports blog, I choose to acknowledge Pete Rose for the incredible player he was during his 24 years in Major League Baseball. So, I’ll let baseball fans and media critics argue whether or not baseball’s all-time hit king should be reinstated.

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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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September 11 and MLB Legend Pete Rose

Full throttle was the only way Pete Rose knew how to play baseball.

Playing with a “pedal to the metal” attitude every time he took to the diamond, Pete Rose lived up to his Charlie Hustle nickname. He remains one of baseball’s most famous players, despite agreeing to be banned from the game in 1987 for betting on the sport.

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MIKE’s MLB Favorites Sports Comic Book Now Available on Amazon!

In MLB Favorites, I write about eight famous players, one legendary team and  baseball’s most famous real estate. Each of MLB Favorites includes a special sports comic that captures the nickname of the player, team or place. In the book I recap … Continue reading