Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan "Big Red Machine" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Any fan of baseball remembers The Big Red Machine. It was the nickname given to the Cincinnati Reds baseball teams which dominated the National League from 1970 to 1976. Over that span, the team won five National League Western Division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series titles. The team's combined record from 1970-1976 was 683 wins and 443 losses, an average of nearly 98 wins per season. And two of the players most identified (and most beloved) with the Big Red Machine are pictured here - Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan. A durable catcher, Johnny Bench was known for his excellent baseball intelligence, winning Rookie of the Year, NL MVP (twice) and 10 Gold Glove Awards during his 17-year baseball career. The 14x(!) All-Star selection also belted 389 home runs and led the league in RBI three times. Many experts (including a recent ESPN survey) consider Johnny to be the greatest catcher to have played the game. A fierce competitor renowned for his baseball smarts, 2B Joe Morgan could single-handedly beat opposing teams with his multifaceted skills. A 2x NL MVP and 9x All-Star, he was a terror on the base paths, topping the 40-steal plateau nine times during his career. Together these two HOFers helped make the Reds of the early 70's one of the greatest baseball teams ever assembled. Our unsigned SGA Signature Series includes an SGA Exclusive laser-engraved facsimile signature Plate and is available with 16x20 or 11x14 photographs, in this case a classic shot of Johnny & Joe at pre-game BP. Also included on the plate is "Big Red Machine" along with the old school Reds logo. A great piece of Sports Art from one of the greatest teams in baseball history.