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Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72
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Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players’ strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game’s greatest and … Read More

Cincinnati Reds Legends
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Few Major League Baseball teams have a history as glorious and as interesting as the Cincinnati Reds. From the earliest days of baseball’s first professional team, skillful and colorful players have worn the Cincinnati uniform. The greatest and most famous … Read More

Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine
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Reflecting on an outstanding 19-year major-league career, this autobiography chronicles baseball great Ken Griffey, beginning with his days just out of high school. The account relates Griffey’s decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a scout, … Read More

Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography
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Frank Robinson was one of the greatest baseball players of the 20th century. He was Rookie of the Year for the Cincinnati Reds in 1956, won the Triple Crown in 1966, led the Baltimore Orioles to four World Series appearances, … Read More

The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds
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The Local Boys by Joe and Jack Heffron tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they’re all here, including Charlie ?Bushel Basket” Gould, who played … Read More

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma
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“Kennedy’s book on the tarnished and enigmatic Rose is exceptional. Like the best writing about sport–Liebling, Angell–it qualifies as stirring literature. I’d read Kennedy no matter what he writes about.” –Richard Ford Pete Rose played baseball with a singular and … Read More

Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds
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Fred Hutchinson is memorialized today by the Hutch Award given annually by Major League Baseball and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, one of the top research centers in the world. The popular manager of the Cincinnati Reds … Read More

Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Reds
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The Big Red Machine dominated major league baseball in the 1970s, but the Cincinnati franchise began its climb to that pinnacle in 1961, when an unlikely collection of cast-offs and wannabes stunned the baseball world by winning the National League … Read More

Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: The Illustrated History of a Classic Ballpark
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Cincinnati’s Crosley Field presents the field’s history through text and more than 150 photographs. The Cincinnati Reds played at Crosley Field from 1912 through 1970, and the ballpark holds an iconic place in the city’s history as well as throughout … Read More

Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose
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Who is Pete Rose? Is he Charlie Hustle, the all-American kid who never grew up, who pushed and stretched himself to get the most out of his limited talent, who would do anything in his power to win and to … Read More

The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds
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From 1972 to 1976, the Cincinnati Reds—the franchise known as the Big Red Machine—dominated the National League, winning four division crowns, three league pennants, and two World Series titles. But their 1975 season was the stuff of sports legend. In … Read More

Joe Morgan: A Life in Baseball
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  The Hall-of-Famer explains what made the Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine the smartest team in baseball, why today’s teams play so dumb, the impact of Bench, Rose, Perez, and himself on the team, and his own life history. 50,000 first … Read More

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