(The Big Red Machine and After)
your baseball knowledge of the Cincinnati Reds (The Big Red
Machine and After).
Get up to bat in this
FANatical About Baseball
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1) After the 1965 season he executed what may be the most lopsided
trade in baseball history, sending former Most-Valuable Player Frank
Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun, and outfielder Dick Simpson. Robinson went on to win the MVP
in the American league for 1966, win the "triple crown", and
lead Baltimore to its first ever World Series title in a four-game sweep
of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds did not recover from this trade
until the rise of the "Big Red Machine" of the 1970s.
2) In 1970, they moved from the old park to a new ball park.
was the park's name?
- Crosley Field
- Riverfront Stadium
- Ohio Field
3) During the Big Red Machine era, who was the manager?
- Gene Mauch
- George "Sparky" Anderson
- Tony Perez
4) The Reds breezed through the 1970 season, winning the NL West and
captured the NL pennant by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in three
games. By time the club got to the World Series, however, the Reds
pitching staff continue to roll and the Reds beat the veteran Baltimore
Orioles in five games.
5) The Big Red Machine had one losing season during the 70s.
was the year?
6) What future Hall of Fame ballplayer was traded to the Reds in
- Joe Morgan
- Cesar Geronimo
- Jack Billingham
7) What year in the 70s, did the Red NOT
win the World
8) In 1984, who became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds'
- Joe Morgan
- Johnny Bench
- Pete Rose
9) Because of the fear of communism, the Reds changed their name
from 1952 - 1958.
What was their name?
- Red Stockings
10) Since Pete Rose was banned from baseball, the Reds have not
retired his #14. However, they have not reissued it except for Pete
Rose, Jr. in his 11 game tenure in 1997.