Making the Big Red Machine

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge

Event Details

Daryl Smith, author of Making the Big Red Machine, will discuss the Reds team that powered its way in the 1970s to six division titles, four pennants, and two World Series. While discussing future Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Pete Rose and Sparky Anderson, Smith will also give proper attention to the man behind the Machine, general manager Bob Howsam, who brought about a remarkable change in fortune for the Reds, a team that had claimed only one pennant in the 26 years before his arrival. Smith will provide history of baseball’s last dynasty, examining not only how the team performed but why, delving into the off-field strategy and moves behind the Reds’ success.

No registration required. 
Event Type(s): Genealogy & History
Age Group(s): All Ages