Top games in Cincinnati Reds history: No. 44 – Opening Day 1975 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Top games in Cincinnati Reds history: No. 44 – Opening Day 1975 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Top games in Cincinnati Reds history: No. 44 – Opening Day 1975 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

If any team went into a season with the right mixture of confidence and motivation, it was the 1975 Los Angeles Dodgers. Led by first baseman and Most Valuable Player Steve Garvey, Los Angeles piled up 102 wins in 1974 to edge the Cincinnati Reds by four games in the National League West Division. The Dodgers went 12-6 against Cincinnati and went on to lose in five games to Oakland in the best-of-seven World Series. Los Angeles was a talented, balanced, accomplished team that still had something to prove. In many ways, the Dodgers were like the Reds, who'd won NL championships in 1970 and 1972 before losing in the World Series and the West Division championship in 1973, only to be upset by the

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