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Big Red Machine '76 World Series Sweep On Fox Sports Ohio

Cincinnati Reds

Now here's a Reds team we can cheer for! Fox Sports Ohio repeats the Big Red Machine's 1976 World Series sweep of the New York Yankees this week.

While the Reds are on the West Coast, FSO is filling prime-time with Rose, Morgan, Bench, Perez and Foster winning their second consecutive world championship (after sweeping the Phillies in the NLCS). The back-to-back World Series titles were the first for an NL team since the New York Giants in 1921-22.

Need an excuse to skip the Democratic National Convention? Here's the lineup from Fox Sports Ohio:


6:30 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 1 in Cincinnati. Don Gullett vs. Yankees pitcher Doyle Alexander. Gullett pitches strong to beat the Yankees 5-1.

9:30 p.m.: "Reds Live" pregame show

10 p.m.: Reds at Giants


6:30 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 2 in Cincinnati. The Yankees came back from a 3-0 deficit and ultimately tie it up in the seventh. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Ken Griffey reaches second on a throwing error by Fred Stanley and later scores the winning run on Tony Perez's line-drive single.

9:30 p.m.: "Reds Live" pregame show

10 p.m.: Reds at Giants


3 p.m.: "Reds Live" pregame show

3:30 p.m.: Reds at Giants

7 p.m.: "Reds Weekly"

7:30 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 3 in Yankee Stadium. Cincinnati scores three runs in the second, and Dan Driessen makes it 4-0 with a solo home run in the fourth. The Yankees answer with solo homers in the fourth and sixth, but the Reds seal the win with two runs in the top of the eighth.


Noon and 3 p.m.: Reds at Giants replay from Wednesday afternoon

7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 4. Johnny Bench blasts two home runs to make Gary Nolan the winning pitcher. Bench's  two-run homer highlights a three-run fourth inning for the Reds. Still 3-2 entering the ninth, Bench’s three-run blast and consecutive ground-rule doubles clinch the second straight World Series for the Reds. 

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.