Riverfront Stadium: Home of the Big Red Machine
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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