Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Redlegs were really, really good in the 1970s. Heck, they won 90 or more games in every year during the decade except two (1971, 1977). They won 95 or more games in six of those years, including 100 or more thrice. Oh, and they also won back-to-back World Series titles during the middle of that stretch. Their dominance led to the "Big Red Machine" moniker, and rightfully so. They were dominant in every sense of the word. Part of the reason for their success was due to their sensational infield unit. In fact, ESPN's Buster Olney tabbed their 1976 infield crew as the best of all-time. Here is a snippet from that post on the '76 group: 1. 1976 Cincinnati Reds 1B Tony Perez, 2B Joe Morgan, SS Davey Concepcion, 3B Pete Rose Start with this: Joe Morgan posted an OPS+ of 186 that year, which is the highest for any middle infielder after 1935. Morgan was a Gold Glove winner at his position that year and won his second consecutive MVP award after posting a career-high...
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