Thursday, October 20, 2011

On this day.... Red October

October 20th, 1990. The Cincinnati Reds complete an improbable four-game World Series sweep over the heavily favored Oakland Athletics. The A's were the defending World Series Champions and had rolled to their third straight AL pennant. Tony LaRussa's Oakland lineup featured all-stars at almost every position and were led by superstars like Rickey Henderson, Jose Canseco & Mark McGwire. Lou Pinella's Reds were predicted to be easy prey for the seemingly invincible green and gold A's but Chris Sabo, Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo and a bullpen anchored by three nasty flame throwers (Meyers, Charlton, and Dibble) had other ideas.


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