I was actually a Reds fan during the mid-'70s and I still remember listening to the radio when the Reds and Cards played and hoping the Mad Hungarian was not coming into a close game.  The first time I saw a game on TV where the Mad Hungarian was called from the bullpen was something I will never forget.  He came to the mound looking as fierce as any movie character, growling at the batters and proceeded to strike out the side.  That is, to this day, what I think of when I imagine how a real "closer" should enter the game.

James W Brent, Fan