Toy Cannon Slams Big Red Machine

September 15, 1974 – Jimmy Wynn’s grand slam in the seventh inning sparks the Dodgers to a 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Going into the weekend series with their National League West rivals, the Dodgers held a 3 1/2-game lead, but the “Big Red Machine” won the first two games and a sweep would cut the deficit to one-half game. Steve Garvey followed Wynn’s grand slam with a solo home run and the Dodgers kept the Reds at bay the rest of the season. The Dodgers acquired Wynn, nicknamed “The Toy Cannon”, from the Houston Astros prior to the 1974 season in a trade for pitcher Claude Osteen. Wynn hit 32 home runs and helped the Dodgers win their first pennant since 1966.

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