Reds: Double-shot throwback weekend

 

Saturday vs Cardinals

1976 Home - The Big Red Machine cemented its status as one of the greatest teams in the history of the game with its second consecutive World Championship. The club that was anchored by its legendary "Great Eight" starting lineup made history by becoming the first team to sweep both the playoffs and the World Series. The Reds' historic season played out against the backdrop of America's bicentennial and the centennial of the National League which had been formed in 1876. To commemorate the league's centennial, most of its member clubs wore a commemorative uniform patcht hat featured the centennial logo.

 

Sunday vs Cardinals

1990 Home - The 1990 Reds were the last of the three Reds World Championship teams to win a championship in this uniform style which had first been introduced in 1972 and that had undergone only minimal alterations since its debut. The 1990 Reds were in first place every day of the season and capped their impressive run with a sweep of the heavily-favored Oakland A's in the World Series. As that Series was being played, an alliance of military forces led by the United States was massing in the Middle East in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in Operation Desert Shield. To show support for the military during the Series, uniforms of both the Reds and A's were affixed with American flag patches in addition to the 1990 World Series logo patch.

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530! Read more

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