The 1970's was an OK decade for the Reds. 6 playoff appearances. 4 NL pennants. 2 World Series titles. That'll do nicely. So today, let's check out some of the role players from the Machine.
Denis Menke was a two-time All Star for the Astros (1969 and 1970). He played for Cincy in two seasons (1972 and 1973) seeing time at all infield positions over 279 games. He finished his baseball career as the bench coach for the Reds in 2000. Signed is a 1974 Topps #134.
Dave Tomlin pitched for the Reds for 5 season, split into two stints ('72-'73 and '78-'80). He compiled a 15-5 record and a 4.64 ERA in 178 innings in relief for Cincinnati. Tomlin pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief in the 1979 playoffs. Signed is a 1979 Topps #674.
Larry Stahl joined the Reds in his final professional season in 1973, earning appearances in 76 games in all three outfield positions as well as first base. He went 2 for 4 that year in the postseason versus the Mets. Signed is a 1973 O-Pee-Chee #533.
Woody Woodward spent 4 years in Red (1968-1971) playing all infield spots in 389 games while hitting .242. He also got hits in the 1970 NLCS and World Series. He would later become a TV commentator for the Reds then the assistant GM before becoming GM for the Yankees, Phillies, and Mariners. Signed is a 1970 Topps #296.