To: tapatio; ConservativeStatement; TSgt
The 1970s Reds teams were an awesome collection of talent. They won the NL pennant in 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1976, and the World Series in 1975 and 1976. Many would argue that the 1975 Series against the Red Sox is the best of all time. It certainly is among the best! But looking at your posted photo - those guys are all in the Hall of Fame except for Rose, who is not in the HoF for off-the-field issues. And that photo leaves out Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Don Gullett, etc etc.
posted on 11/03/2010 8:06:28 AM PDT
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The arm problems of the some of the pitchers from the earlier Reds’ teams is often overlooked. Jim Merritt won 20 games in 1970, was injured in his last regular season appearance (as I recall) and never recovered. He won one game the following year and started something like 0-10...following a 20-win season. And then there's Gary Nolan and Don Gullett both of whom had injuries of their own but had incredible talents.
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