A new 12-episode series from the gang at Redleg Nation Radio.
There is no baseball at the moment, so we are happy to present you with a brand new series, Building the Machine. Over the next 12 weeks, we’re going to bring you the story of the Big Red Machine, Cincinnati’s baseball dynasty that changed the game forever. Day by day, year by year, you’ll see how the Machine was constructed, all the highs and lows, and the legacy that remains.
Each week, we’ll be bringing you a new episode, focusing on a single year, from 1969 to 1979. If you didn’t get to experience the Big Red Machine as they were dominating baseball, you’re going to enjoy the chance to experience the story as if you were there, and learn more about the names and events that were so important in shaping the narrative around the Cincinnati Reds.
If you were fortunate enough to watch the Machine live, this will be a fun blast from the past.
Here is Episode 1 of Building the Machine: The Origin Story.
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Why stop at 1979? I always considered the BRM to be alive through 1981 as they were the winningest team in baseball that year. Had MLB not wanted NY and LA in the postseason so badly…