The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds

The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season,

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 The Machine, award-winning sports writer Joe Posnanski captures all of the passion and tension, drama and glory of a baseball team considered to be one of the best ever to take the field. Featuring a who's who of stars—including Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion, and Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson—The Machine brings to vivid life all the hopes and excitement, fireworks and controversy of a remarkable team's extraordinary year in a rollicking thrill-ride of a real-sports story.

  • ASIN: 0061582557

The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds (Memorable Teams in Baseball History)

The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds (Memorable

The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, also known as the “Big Red Machine,” are not just one of the most memorable teams in baseball history—they are unforgettable. While the Reds dominated the National League from 1972 to 1976, it was the ’75 team that surpassed them all, winning 108 games and beating the Boston Red Sox in a thrilling 7-game World Series. Led by Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, the team’s roster included other legends such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Pérez, Ken Griffey Sr., and Dave Concepción. The 1975 Reds were notably disciplined and clean-cut, which distinguished them from the increasingly individualistic players of the day. The Great Eight commemorates the people and events surrounding this outstanding baseball team with essays on team management and key aspects and highlights of the season, including Pete Rose’s famous position change. This volume gives Reds fans complete biographies of all the team’s players, relives the enthralling 1975 season, and celebrates a team that is consistently ranked as one of the best teams in baseball history. 

  • ASIN: 0803245866

1975 Red Sox: American League Champions (Images of Baseball)

1975 Red Sox: American League Champions (Images of

The 1975 American League Champion Boston Red Sox squared off with the Cincinnati Reds in what is widely recognized as one of the best World Series ever played. The Major League Baseball Network has named its sixth game "the greatest game ever played." The Red Sox were led by two rookies, 21-year-old Jim Rice and 22-year-old Fred Lynn, who formed a rookie duo the likes of which baseball had never seen. They combined with a budding superstar in Carlton Fisk and his aging counterpart Carl Yastrzemski to lead the Red Sox attack, while a wily Luis Tiant anchored the pitching staff. After a first-round sweep of the three-time World Champion Oakland A's, they advanced to a Fall Classic that echoes through the ages, and in the words of Carlton Fisk, the Red Sox won "three games to four.

  • ASIN: 1467123137

'75: The Red Sox Team That Saved Baseball (The SABR Digital Library) (Volume 27)

'75: The Red Sox Team That Saved Baseball

In 1975, the Boston Red Sox played in what was the most-watched World Series in history, an epic seven-game battle with Cincinnati's Big Red Machine that captivated the nation's attention and revived baseball's lagging popularity. '75 tells the life stories of the 37 players who made up the Red Sox roster, from stars like Yaz, Fisk, and El Tiante, to the mop-up men and bench-warmers who were along for the ride. Some 48 authors, researchers, editors, fact-checkers, and baseball enthusiasts from the Society for American  Baseball Research (SABR) have collaborated to present their work in the volume. Drawing on many exclusive interviews with players and the archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, '75 contains many stories not previously told and offers new details on the lives of these players who inspired so many in their time. This 2015 edition offers numerous items not contained in the original 2005 publication - full biographies of all of the coaches, the broadcast team, and owner Tom Yawkey - 10 new biographies. We have also added six game accounts (linking to SABR's Games Project, these are games written specifically for this book), as well as an essay on the ALCS, an essay on the World Series, and a "By the Numbers" piece. That makes a total of 19 new items - 10 bios...

  • ASIN: 1933599979

The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography

The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red

For Red Sox fans eager to relive the glory days of their favorite players, The Hometown Team enables them to do just that, through the lens of longtime photographer Steve Babineau. From star and support players, to members of the grounds crew, Red Sox staff, alumni, and some opposing players, this book features Fenway's most memorable characters from the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of the ballpark during that time as well. This scrapbook-style book features fun and insightful commentary from veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin and images of the following BoSox legends: Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Mookie Betts, and many more. The perfect gift for any fan of Boston baseball!

  • Brand: Sports Publishing
  • ASIN: 1683580931

Sports Illustrated Magazine - John Laskowski - Red Hot Hoosiers [February 3, 1975]

Sports Illustrated Magazine - John Laskowski - Red

Issue complete. Contents 2nd scan. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. VG or better condition. Defects not visible in scan[s] are described.

  • Brand: The Jumping Frog
  • ASIN: B004LZQQ8U

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy,

An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War.Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the 1968 Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam, and also much less familiar miniatures such as the bloodbath at Daido, where a US Marine battalion was almost wiped out, together with extraordinary recollections of Ho Chi Minh’s warriors. Here are the vivid realities of strife amid jungle and paddies that killed two million people.Many writers treat the war as a US tragedy, yet Hastings sees it as overwhelmingly that of the Vietnamese people, of whom forty died for every American. US blunders and atrocities were matched by those committed by their enemies. While all the world has seen the image of a screaming, naked girl seared by napalm, it forgets countless eviscerations, beheadings, and mu...

  • ASIN: 0062405667

Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Reds Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)

Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout: A Collection

In Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout, fans can join former pitcher Tom Browning for legendary tales of festivity (the 1990 World Series championship), immortality (a perfect game in 1988), and a bit of eccentricity (life with owner Marge Schott). He tries to answer a variety of questions that fans have been asking for years: What was his reaction to the lifetime suspension of his manager and friend Pete Rose? How did a ragtag group of Cincinnati ballplayers topple the mighty Oakland A's in the 1990 Fall Classic? Was that really Tom on a Sheffield Avenue rooftop—in uniform—during a 1993 Reds-Cubs game at Wrigley Field? Browning also offers stories and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in Reds history, including Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Marge Schott, Lou Piniella, Eric Davis, Dave Parker, Buddy Bell, Barry Larkin, Joe Nuxhall, Mario Soto, and Jose Rijo. He devotes an entire chapter to his perfect game, considered to be one of the greatest moments in club history. Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout is a must-have for any Reds fan.

  • ASIN: 1683580133

A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents (Official Red Books)

A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents (Official Red

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln s birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic our longest-running coin series.The book includes history, grading, varieties, a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, and a special appendix on error coins. Bowers even gives a sneak preview of what the U.S. Mint has in store with a 2009 redesign.304 pages. Full color. 6 x 9. Softcover. Foreword by Charles Daughtrey.

  • ASIN: 0794822649

How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975; Second Edition

How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism,

How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power? This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and setting the ascension of Pol Pot’s genocidal regime in the context of the conflict between colonialism and nationalism. A new preface bring this edition up to date.Praise for the first edition:“Given the highly secretive nature of Pol Pot’s activities, the precise circumstances and manoeuvres that propelled him to the top of the heap will perhaps never be known. But Kiernan has come impressively close to it. . . . And he has presented it in a wide perspective, drawing interesting comparisons with communist movements in Indonesia, Thailand, Burma and India. . . . Incisive.”―T. J. S. George, Asiaweek, “Editor’s Pick of the Month” “A rich, gruesome and compelling tale. . . fascinating, well-researched and measured . . . a model of judgement and scholarship.”―Fred Halliday, New Statesman“[Kiernan’s] capacity for dogged research on three continents, and his mastery of every ideological nuance. . . [are] awe-inspiring.”―Dervla Murphy, Irish Times

  • ASIN: 0300102623

Amazing Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Red Sox Stories Ever Told

Amazing Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout:

Recapture all the thrills of Red Sox baseball!Calling all BoSox fans! In this one-of-a-kind compendium of anecdotes from players, managers, and beat writers, Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin capture all the magic and passion of Boston Red Sox baseball. Amazing Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout is a colorful journey through the history of the franchise. Included are the best memories and stories in the players’ and managers’ own words, as found in Prime and Nowlin’s Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout and More Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout.Within these pages, fans will chafe at the rivalries, cheer the wins, and challenge the losses both on the road and at home. From the earliest days of a promising young pitcher named Babe Ruth, through the glory years of Foxx, Williams, and Yastrzemiski, to the championship era of superstars such as Martinez and Ortiz, the Red Sox epitomize all that is grand about the grand old game. Featured players and managers include Wade Boggs, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Carlton Fisk, Dustin Pedrioa, Jim Rice, Jason Varitek, and many other Red Sox legends. This massive collection captures the story and glory of Red Sox baseball both on the field and off. Without a doubt, this tantalizing offering from Prime and Nowlin will provide hours of entertain...

  • Brand: SPORTS
  • ASIN: 168358063X

So You Think You're a Boston Red Sox Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan)

So You Think You're a Boston Red Sox

So You Think You’re a Boston Red Sox Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Red Sox baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Red Sox players and coaches of the past and present, from Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Roger Clemens to Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:What was the team nickname before it was the Red Sox?Who leads the Red Sox in ejections?Which Red Sox manager, who ran the team for at least 200 games, had the best winning percentage?Who holds the record for most stolen bases in a season?What former Red Sox player later became a candidate for President of the United States under the Rhinoceros Party ticket?This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the BoSox!

  • Brand: Sports Publishing
  • ASIN: 1613219741

MARVEL FEATURE #1 | Marvel | November 1975 | Vol 2 | Red Sonja

MARVEL FEATURE #1 | Marvel | November 1975

MARVEL FEATURE #1 | Marvel | November 1975 | Vol 2 | Red Sonja

  • ASIN: B07TCCTBRN

Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street: NYC Polaroids 1975-1983

Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street: NYC Polaroids

Intimate erotic portraits from the Fire Island Pines photographerIn 1975 Tom Bianchi moved to New York City, working at Columbia Pictures as in-house counsel. Columbia gave Bianchi a Polaroid SX – 70 camera, which he took to the Pines on summer weekends; those pictures became the 2013 book Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975–1983. Now, some 44 years later, we get a first look at another extraordinary collection of Bianchi’s Polaroids, taken in his East 9th St apartment.Whereas Fire Island offers an expansive communal experience situated on a sunny sand bar out in the Atlantic under huge open skies, Bianchi’s New York apartment was an intimate, track-lit den, a safe stage where he and his friends played out erotic night games. Playful, nostalgic and sexy, Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street is an essential companion book to Fire Island Pines and an important document of urban gay life.Tom Bianchi was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1970. He became a corporate attorney, eventually working with Columbia Pictures in New York, painting and drawing on weekends. His artwork came to the attention of Betty Parsons and Carol Dreyfuss and they gave him his first one-man painting show in 1980. In 1984, he was given his firs...

  • ASIN: 8862086466

Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox

Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004

This is a recap of the 2004 Boston Red Sox season that finished with them breaking a winless drought of 86 years by coming back against the New York Yankees and later sweeping the world series.

  • ASIN: B005Y1C3TQ
  • UPC: 829567018125
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