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Johnny Bench.

Johnny Bench.

Johnny Bench.

Johnny Bench.

October 18, 1972 Johnny Bench, with runners on second and third…

October 18, 1972

Johnny Bench, with runners on second and third base in Game 3 of the World Series, strikes out looking with a full count when he is duped by a trick play. The Cincinnati slugger, believing he is going to be given an intentional walk after the A’s manager visits the mound and catcher Gene Tenace returns to his position to call for a wide ball 4, but he is fooled when the A’s backstop quickly crouches behind home to catch a called strike three from Rollie Fingers. The Reds still beat Oakland 1-0.

Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench

Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench

A young Johnny Bench

A young Johnny Bench

September 7, 1974 With an 8-4 victory over th…

September 7, 1974

With an 8-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds clinch the National League West in their 142nd game of the season. The ‘Big Red Machine’ captures a title earlier than any other club since the inception of divisional play in 1969