JOE AND PETE AND JOHNNY AND TONY AND DAVEY AND GEORGE AND KEN AND CESAR

As we rapidly approach Joe Morgan Weekend at Great American Ball Park, I encourage you all to buy your tickets ASAP!

Great-Eight-Reunite

It’s going to be a memorable few days as the Great Eight will reunite and we will honor one of the greatest players ever to play the game - Joe Morgan.

In the spirit of the Big Red Machine, legendary Reds cartoonist Jerry Dowling passed along the following to Better Off Red:

Dowling drew the cover of the official 1976 Reds yearbook.  After hearing the news of the upcoming Great Eight reunion, he revisited that piece nearly 40 years later and added the other members of that historic team.  Both the original and the updated version are posted below…

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Who were the pitchers on that team?

one of the best teams ever in baseball

I found this original yearbook in my Grandpa’s house about a month ago!

42 Santo Alcala 6-05 195
43 Jack Billingham 6-04 215
34 Pedro Borbon 6-02 185
44 Pat Darcy 6-03 175
49 Rawly Eastwick 6-03 180
35 Don Gullett 6-00 190
53 Joe Henderson 6-02 195
36 Rich Hinton 6-02 185
37 Will McEnaney 6-00 180
38 Gary Nolan 6-02 197
32 Fred Norman 5-08 160
45 Manny Sarmiento 6-00 170
40 Pat Zachry 6-05 180

Is the updated cover available for purchase?

AWESOME…SURE WISH I COULD BE THERE

I have one of those!!!

I have that one and others. I live 3 hours away but we went to the games. I also have other years, my dad always bought me a program.

How much would it cost to field

that team today?

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