On this date: 1975
Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson decides to switch Pete Rose from left field to third base, opening a lineup spot for promising slugger George Foster. Over the next four seasons, Foster will average 36 home runs, 117 RBI, and a .302 batting average to help the Reds to two World Championships

From Baseball-Reference.com

And basically puts the final touch on…”The Machine”…anyone know their record from that day through the end of the ’76 season?

2 Responses

  1. Furniture City Red

    …197-102 – regular season only…? / 211-105 counting post season…? 😕

  2. mike

    I love when teams, players and managers will go the extra step to put the best team on the field.

    Perez from 3rd to 1st
    Rose from well, a couple different positions but in this case LF to 3B
    Bench to 3rd

    whatever it takes to win