The Machine

The Machine

By Joe Posnanski

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780061582554, 338pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

Description

From 1972 to 1976, the Cincinnati Redsthe franchise known as the Big Red Machinedominated 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 starsincluding Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion, and Hall of Fame manager Sparky AndersonThe 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.



About the Author
Joe Posnanski is the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Paterno". He is a national columnist for NBC Sports and was a senior writer at "Sports Illustrated "from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Before joining "SI", he was a columnist for the "Kansas City Star "for fifteen years, and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the author of four books and has been anthologized widely. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.