Who Knew? The Big Red Machine came 'this close' to not becoming legendary

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is home to many fascinating facts, offbeat oddities, and "I did not know that," moments. With that in mind, WCPO asks "Who Knew?"

It's almost painful to think about: What if the Reds of the early 1970s had thrown in the towel? What if any single one of the "Great Eight" had packed it in? 

WATCH Baseball's Best Moments: The Big Red Machine

Remember the "Great Eight?

Joe Morgan

Pete Rose

Johnny Bench

Tony Perez

Dave Concepcion

George Foster

Ken Griffey, Sr.

Cesar Geronimo

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