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Cincinnati Reds
(The Big Red Machine and After)

Test your baseball knowledge of the Cincinnati Reds (The Big Red Machine and After).
Get up to bat in this FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) After the 1965 season he executed what may be the most lopsided trade in baseball history, sending former Most-Valuable Player Frank Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun, and outfielder Dick Simpson.  Robinson went on to win the MVP in the American league for 1966, win the "triple crown", and lead Baltimore to its first ever World Series title in a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Reds did not recover from this trade until the rise of the "Big Red Machine" of the 1970s.

  • True or False?

2) In 1970, they moved from the old park to a new ball park.
What was the park's name?

  1. Crosley Field
  2. Riverfront Stadium
  3. Ohio Field

3) During the Big Red Machine era, who was the manager?

  1. Gene Mauch
  2. George "Sparky" Anderson
  3. Tony Perez

4) The Reds breezed through the 1970 season, winning the NL West and captured the NL pennant by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in three games. By time the club got to the World Series, however, the Reds pitching staff continue to roll and the Reds beat the veteran Baltimore Orioles in five games.

  • True or False?

5) The Big Red Machine had one losing season during the 70s.
What was the year?

  1. 1971
  2. 1976
  3. 1979

6) What future Hall of Fame ballplayer was traded to the Reds in 1971?

  1. Joe Morgan
  2. Cesar Geronimo
  3. Jack Billingham

7) What year in the 70s, did the Red NOT win the World Series?

  1. 1975
  2. 1976
  3. 1977

8) In 1984, who became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds' manager?

  1. Joe Morgan
  2. Johnny Bench
  3. Pete Rose

9) Because of the fear of communism, the Reds changed their name from 1952 - 1958.
What was their name?

  1. Mascots
  2. Redlegs
  3. Red Stockings

10) Since Pete Rose was banned from baseball, the Reds have not retired his #14.  However, they have not reissued it except for Pete Rose, Jr. in his 11 game tenure in 1997.

  • True or False?

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Cincinnati Reds
(The Big Red Machine and After)

1) True. 2) B. 3) B. 4) False. The Reds pitching staff had run out of gas and the veteran Baltimore Orioles beat the Reds in five games. 5) A. 6) A. 7) C. 8) C. 9) B. 10) True

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