#14Forever
Big Red Machine / Pete / Reds Hall of Fame

#14Forever

This submission is from reader Todd McDorman. With this post, I think we’ve probably run the gamut of opinions on the Hit King. The raucous capacity crowd greeted their favorite son with a hero’s welcome. The adulation continued for minutes. First, for the anniversary of the returning 1976 World Championship team. Then, for the retirement … Continue reading

On Pete
Big Red Machine / Pete

On Pete

Earlier this week, we had a couple of interesting takes on Pete Rose here at Redleg Nation. Check out Art Bidwell’s piece on The Paradoxical King, and Wesley Jenkins’ look at Rose from the perspective of someone who never saw him play. Both are worth a read, and I encourage you to check them out. … Continue reading

Inner fire
Reds History

Inner fire

On September 7, 1986, the Cincinnati Reds played the Chicago Cubs on a “getaway” day. It was a Sunday and the second place Reds were heading off to take on the first place Houston Astros after playing the Cubs that day. Cincinnati’s pitching ace, Bill Gullickson, was on the mound that day. Pitching for Chicago … Continue reading