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10-16-2006, 01:17 PM
reds prevail 19-17 important performance from Pascual

Dom Heffner
10-16-2006, 01:24 PM
Not sure, that I have seen, or even heard, about this game.

A colaqious offensive performance combined with solifistic pitching!

10-16-2006, 01:28 PM
Actually Dom, that game started something we take around here for granted.

It's called the Big Red Machine..

The "Big Red Machine" got its nickname in the summer of 1969.

Pete Rose was likely the first one to coin the phrase. He had a 1934 antique pickup truck, color red. "This truck is the little red machine," said Rose. "This team is the Big Red Machine."

Bob Hunter, a Los Angeles baseball writer, claims credit as the first person to use the term -- after the Reds beat the Phillies 19-17 in a slugfest in the summer of '69.

Former Enquirer cartoonist Jerry Dowling was drawing "Big Red Machine" cartoons in the summer of '69, too. Right from the start, the Reds franchise heavily promoted the team as "The Big Red Machine."
-- Big Red Dynasty, c. 1997.

10-16-2006, 01:28 PM
The game was gargantuan, an epic tussle between two juggernauts, if it were not for the effective relief pitching of the "Hawk" who only allowed six runs the Phillies would have added another triumph to their pantheon of victories

Roy Tucker
10-17-2006, 12:30 PM
reds prevail 19-17 important performance from Pascual

The 1-2 Cuban punch of Camilo Pascual and Pedro Ramos.


10-17-2006, 01:52 PM
I am saddened that Deron Johnson had five hits

10-17-2006, 01:56 PM
Yes, but remember that the Reds received those stalwarts, Mack Jones, Jim Beauchamp and Jay Ritchie for DJ.

10-17-2006, 02:10 PM
Jay Ritchie and Jim Beauchamp were epic

10-18-2006, 06:49 AM
I remember that game. Some relatives from another state were visiting and, before the game, I had been telling them what a great offense the Reds had. I can recall later thinking that I hoped they heard the result of this game.
The Phillies had two guys on base when the final out was made. Pete Rose made a diving catch in right field to end it, or even more runs would have been scored that day.