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1976 World Champions Cincinnati Reds 1976 World Champions Cincinnati Reds

Record 102-60, Team Batting .280, Slug/pct .424, ERA 3.51; Swept the Phillies 3 straight in the NLCS; Swept the Yankees in the World Series. 1976

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NLCS- Pitcher Don Gullett won Game 1 and George Foster and Johnny Bench blasted back-to-back homers to help win Game 3 as the 'Big Red Machine' took 3 straight from the Phillies. Amid cheers of 'Go Reds' and 'We're the Best' the Cincinnati Reds rose to the occasion and swept the New York Yankees in the WS.

Cincinnati Reds Baseball History World Series

The Cincinnati Reds became the first National League team in 54 years to repeat as World Champions.

Joe Morgan hit a solo homer in the 1st inning of Game 1, as the Reds rolled to a 5-1 win. In Game 2, Tony Perez singled home Ken Griffey for the winning run. The 'Big Red Machine' took Game 3, highlighted by a Dan Driessen homer. In the final game, Johnny Bench took over and wacked two long home runs. In the 4th inning, Bench belted a two-run shot and hit a three-run homer in the ninth. Shortstop Dave Concepcion was the fielding leader of the infield throughout the Series and captured the attention of the nations baseball fans with three outstanding diving plays in the Series to blunt Yankee rallies.

The Cincinnati Reds won the World Championship for the second year in a row. archives Page 74 Baseball History

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