- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: William Morrow Paperbacks; Auflage: Reprint (31. August 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0061582557
- ISBN-13: 978-0061582554
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,9 x 20,3 cm
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The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 31. August 2010
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There are memorable teams in baseball—and then there are utterly unforgettable teams like the 1975 Cincinnati Reds. From 1972 to 1976, 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 has become the stuff of sports legend.
In The Machine, award-winning sports columnist Joe Posnanski captures all of the passion and tension, drama and glory of this extraordinary team considered to be one of the greatest ever to take the field. Helmed by Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, the lineup for the '75 Reds is a Who's Who of baseball stars: Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, and Dave Concepcion. Like a well-oiled engine, the '75 Reds ended the regular season with 108 wins and finished a whopping 20 games ahead of their closest division competitor, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But that remarkable year was not without controversy. Feuds, fights, insults, and run-ins with fans were as much a part of the season as hits, runs, steals, and strikeouts. Capturing this rollicking thrill-ride of a story, Posnanski brings to vivid life the excitement, hope, and high expectations that surrounded the players from the beginning of spring training through the long summer and into a nail-biting World Series, where, in the ninth inning of the seventh game, the Big Red Machine fulfilled its destiny, defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3.
As enthralling and entertaining as the season and players it captures, The Machine is the story of a team unlike any other in the sport's glorious history.-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
A senior writer at Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski has twice been named the Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work at the Kansas City Star. He is the author of The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America, which won the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 2007. His work has also been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, and he lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.
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I was born in England, moved to Australia as a 10 year old and have never been to America or played Baseball, i rarely even watch the game and certainly do not know its history, i still found this to be a book I could not put down.
Joe writes with such elegance and beauty, along with a real passion both for his subject (and in the case of Rose & some of his teammates, from his Subjects) that you cannot help but be drawn into the story.
I highly recommend not just this book, but anything you see that has Joe Posnanski as the byline
Incredible hitting team, the ONLY way you could play with them was to hit their pitching (which wasn't great, but good 'nuff). Rose, Morgan, Bench & Perez All-Timers & each obviously deserving HOF status. Concepcion was outstanding shortstop, great hitter & strong fielder. Foster was blossoming star in the making. Geronimo had cannon of an arm in center field. Griffey was secondary player who never felt appreciated (claiming he 'sacrificed' more then anyone on team).
The author clearly knew his subject matter and luved how he went thru the season w/many great stories along the way. Only towards the end (World Series) did it start getting little tedious and slow. Its always been said primary difference 'tween great book and good book is you cannot put great book down and don't want it to end...this book I had to push at the end to finish it but overall pretty good. Hoping the '76 Championship team has better book out there somewhere that I can find.