CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Rose and the rest of the starting lineup of the Cincinnati Reds' back-to-back World Series champions in 1975 and 1976 are together again at Great American Ball Park for the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan.
The so-called "Great Eight" were on the field after Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and again on Saturday for the statue unveiling.
Dave Concepcion said it was the first time the core of the Big Red Machine had reunited on the field since the last game of the 1976 World Series. Included, by permission of Major League Baseball, was career hits leader Rose, whose ban from baseball usually prevents his participation in such events.
Morgan's sculpture is the sixth at the ballpark.