1970s Cincinatti Reds - "The Big Red Machine"


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After winning the National League pennant in 1939, the World Series in 1940, and remaining competitive from 1941 to 1944, the bottom fell out for the Cincinnati Reds. From 1945 to 1960, the team had only two winning seasons.

That skid ended in 1961 when the Reds, led by NL MVP Frank Robinson won their fourth National League pennant. The team continued to win that decade (only one losing season in 1966), and the Reds were back in the World Series in 1970.

But nobody was prepared for what came next: “The Big Red Machine.”

You can read the full blog post here.


Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below.

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