Riverfront Stadium: Home of the Big Red Machine

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
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Riverfront Stadium, which opened in 1970, hosted the greatest team in Cincinnati Reds baseball history. In fact, the Big Red Machine was one of the greatest teams in all of Major League baseball history. Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Pete Rose and company won two World Series championships, four National League pennants, and made six post-season appearances in a single decade. Riverfront Stadium: Home of the Big Red Machine captures all of the glory of the 1970s, as well as other legendary moments in the ballpark's 32-year history, with nearly 200 classic photographs and narrative that brings the author's knowledge of baseball and love for the game to every page.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
The Birth of Riverfront Stadium
21
The Big Red Machine
43
Celebrations Diversions and Class Acts
73
A Disappointing Decade
89
Another World Championship
103
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Mike Shannon is the founder and editor-in-chief of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and a longtime columnist of Reds Report. He is the author of nine baseball books, including Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books Ever Published; Baseball: The Writers' Game; and Tales from the Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Kathy, and their children-Meg, Casey, Mickey, Babe, and Nolan Ryan Shannon.

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