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The Big Red Machine Great 8 Reunite at Great American Ball Park for the first time. 37 years after back to back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. Great memories. FYI... The music the players walk out to is the Main Theme from Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Edkb2Qo9c
Cincinnati Reds 7 at New York Yankees 2, F -- On the heels of the high from Chris Chambliss' Royals-crushing home run in the ALCS to put the Yankees into the World Series, the Yanks crashed right into the steamrolling juggernaut that was the "Big Red Machine" from Cincinnati. With a lineup that boasted George Foster, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and Ken Griffey, the Reds only allowed the Yankees the lead once in the Series, for the first three innings of this Game 4. Johnny Bench homered twice to drive in four runs, adding to his Series-leading totals and earning him World Series MVP honors.
Houston Astros 5 at New York Mets 6, F -- Game 3 in a series tied 1-1 are always critical momentum changers. Mets' starter Ron Darling was shaky early, allowing four runs in the first two innings, but settled down after that. The Mets got back into the game in the 6th, tying it on Darryl Strawberry's three-run shot. Ray Knight committed the Mets' only error of the series in the 7th, allowing the Astros to regain the lead, 5-4, and it stayed that way until the bottom of the 9th. With Astros' closer Dave Smith on the mound, Wally Backman bunted his way on, benefiting from a controversial runner-out-of-the-baseline call. He advanced to second on a past ball, but it would not matter. One batter later, up stepped fan favorite, firebrand Lenny "Nails" Dykstra, who struck out in his first at-bat as a pinch-hitter in the 7th. Not known as a power hitter, Nails got ahold of one and enjoyed the two-run walk-off, as the Mets took the game 6-5, and lead in the series, 2-1.
Improved audio synch
Soundcheck opens in the top of the 1st inning with the Reds' leadoff man, Leo Cardenas, at bat. Mets' legendary broadcast team of Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, and Ralph Kiner. This is a wild one! My favorite part is how loudly into the game are the young people in the stands of the old Polo Grounds.