Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Rivalry | A Conversation with Tom Van Riper

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Call it the forgotten rivalry…

The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers may not share geographical boundaries, and today they don’t even play in the same division, but for a period of time in the 1970s Dodgers vs. Reds was the best rivalry in Major League Baseball. They boasted the biggest names of the game—Johnny Bench, Steve Garvey, Pete Rose, Don Sutton, and Ron Cey, to name a few—and appeared in the World Series seven out of nine years.

In Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue: Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Rivalry, Tom Van Riper provides a fresh look at these two powerhouse teams and the circumstances that made them so pivotal. Tom delves into the players, managers, executives, and broadcasters from the rivalry whose impact on baseball continued beyond the 1970s—including the first recipient of Tommy John surgery (Tommy John himself), the all-time hit king turned gambling pariah (Pete Rose), and two young announcers who would soon go on to national prominence (Al Michaels and Vin Scully).

In addition, Tom recounts in detail the 1973 season when both teams were at or near their peak form, particularly the extra-inning nail-biter between the Reds and Dodgers that took place on September 21 and effectively decided the divisional race.

On this episode we will dive into the making of this book and what makes this book so unique.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn the importance of this rivalry in baseball’s history
  • Discover how baseball is turning each game into an event
  • Realize the effect TV rights is having on the game and viewers experience

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