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New Book Profiles 50 Greatest Games In Reds History

The Cincinnati Reds have played more than 20,000 games over their 150-year history, but a pair of authors compiled what they view as the 50 best. Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History pulls games from three different centuries.

Written by Joe Heffron, who claims to have "an encyclopedic knowledge of the game and of the Reds," and Jack Heffron, who has written about the team for Cincinnati Magazine, the book is sure to stir up memories and debate. Not only are the greatest 50 games selected, they are also ranked. There are references to legends like Pete Rose and Tony Perez, and some other names that perhaps history has forgotten, like Bumpus, Bubbles, and Noodles.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss how the book was compiled, and what makes these the 50 greatest games in Reds history is co-author Jack Heffron.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the new host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.