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The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship Paperback – June 15, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578604656
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578604654
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wire-to-Wire, The Nasty Boys, Sweet Lou. Marge and Schottzie. Mention any of these to a Reds fan and they can only mean one thing; The 1990 Cincinnati Reds.

John Erardi and Joel Luckhaupt have managed to recreate the magic of a once in a lifetime baseball season and transfer it to the printed page. 1990, to Cincinnati Reds fans, remains a mythical, magical season that earned a special place in our hearts and stays there to this day. In accomplishing something that even the fabled Big Red Machine teams weren't able to do this team earned its place in Cincinnati legend and lore.

From the introduction, written by Hall-of-Fame announcer Marty Brennaman, to the Reunion chapter and the Where Are They Now page this book takes readers through that season bringing out points long forgotten, or never known at all, as well as being filled with great photos and easily digested statistics. It will give insight as to how this team was constructed as well as what they went through to overcome the previous years problems. Using great statistical analysis to break down virtually every component of this team you will see how they won. Written in a style that encourages you to go Cover-to-Cover it will bring back all the great personalities, all of the great games and plays, and all of the stories within the story of that team.

This is the best Posnanski book ever written by a guy not named Joe Posnanski and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. You will not be disappointed.
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Any Reds fan should read this. In providing a glimpse into that magical 1990 season the book provides insights into the team that let the reader feel as if he or she is getting inside information somehow. A very thorough and detailed book and also very enjoyable. And it's always nice to reminisce about that team...not the best ever by any stretch, but by far the best for one year.
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This story of the 1990 Cincinnati Reds world championship team is satisfying on many levels, especially if you are a Reds fan. The abilities of the two authors nicely complement each other. Erardi, a longtime Cincinnati newspaperman, had a history of covering the team and a relationship with the players that allowed access and interviews with the principals. Luckhaupt, a 21st century blogger, has the numbers chops to do the sort of numberical analysis that many younger fans demand these days. The two writers effectively combine their abilities to make one outstanding book, full of emotion as well as analysis. A great book for a Reds fan, and interesting for any baseball fan.
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1990 was an amazing year, and it remains a significant touchstone of any contemporary Reds fan. Buy this book to relive the year, and all the remarkable events that took place during the whole season.
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This was a great book if you are a Reds' fan. It takes you through spring training and the exciting regular season. Loved this book!!!
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So rich with Reds history. Felt like you were right there with them. Very highly recommend.
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