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So many Cincinnati Reds managers that have led the team that fans can't easily figure out who is the best Cincinnati Reds manager of all time. This list ranks every Cincinnati Reds manager in the team's history from best to worst according to votes from baseball fans like you. It's time to vote up your top Cincinnati Reds coaches and downvote any manager that you think held the team back.

Sparky Anderson managed more regular-season games (1,450) than any manager in Reds history. Anderson also won back-to-back World Series championships in 1975 and 1976. Lou Piniella, who ranks high on the greatest MLB coaches list, managed the Reds to a World Series victory in 1990.

So who is the greatest Cincinnati Reds skipper of all time? Vote up the winningest Cincinnati Reds managers, as well as the Reds coaches you simply like the most.
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Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Sparky Anderson Died at 76 (1934-2010)

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Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Lou Piniella age 75

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Pete Rose age 77

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Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Davey Johnson age 75

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Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Dusty Baker age 69

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Fred Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Fred Hutchinson Died at 45 (1919-1964)

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Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Jack McKeon age 88

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Pat Moran is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Pat Moran Died at 48 (1876-1924)

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Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bill McKechnie Died at 79 (1886-1965)

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6 4
John McNamara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
John McNamara age 86

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Clark Griffith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Clark Griffith Died at 86 (1869-1955)

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3 1
Tommy Helms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Tommy Helms age 77

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Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Tony Pérez age 76

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4 3
Jerry Narron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Jerry Narron age 62

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Frank Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Frank Bancroft Died at 75 (1846-1921)

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Gus Schmelz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Gus Schmelz Died at 75 (1850-1925)

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Dan Howley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Dan Howley Died at 59 (1885-1944)

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Heinie Groh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Heinie Groh Died at 79 (1889-1968)

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Burt Shotton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Burt Shotton Died at 78 (1884-1962)

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2 1
Ivey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Ivey Wingo Died at 51 (1890-1941)

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Rogers Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Rogers Hornsby Died at 67 (1896-1963)

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Buck Herzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Buck Herzog Died at 68 (1885-1953)

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Chuck Dressen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Chuck Dressen Died at 68 (1898-1966)

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2 1
Earle Brucker, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Earle Brucker, Sr. Died at 80 (1901-1981)

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Birdie Tebbetts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Birdie Tebbetts Died at 87 (1912-1999)

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Dick Sisler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Dick Sisler Died at 78 (1920-1998)

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2 1
Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Donie Bush Died at 85 (1887-1972)

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2 1
Bobby Wallace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bobby Wallace Died at 87 (1873-1960)

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Buster Mills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Buster Mills Died at 83 (1908-1991)

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Jimmy Dykes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Jimmy Dykes Died at 80 (1896-1976)

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Bob O'Farrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bob O'Farrell Died at 92 (1896-1988)

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Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Christy Mathewson Died at 45 (1880-1925)

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Will White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Will White Died at 57 (1854-1911)

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Hank Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Hank Gowdy Died at 77 (1889-1966)

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Bob Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bob Allen Died at 76 (1867-1943)

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Mayo Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Mayo Smith Died at 62 (1915-1977)

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Ray Knight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Ray Knight age 66

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3 3
Joe Kelley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Joe Kelley Died at 72 (1871-1943)

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Pete Mackanin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Pete Mackanin age 67

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2 2
Charles Comiskey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Charles Comiskey Died at 72 (1859-1931)

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Tom Loftus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Tom Loftus Died at 54 (1856-1910)

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O. P. Caylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
O. P. Caylor Died at 48 (1849-1897)

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Dave Bristol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Dave Bristol age 85

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Vern Rapp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Vern Rapp age 90

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3 4
Pop Snyder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Pop Snyder Died at 70 (1854-1924)

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3 4
Bob Boone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bob Boone age 71

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2 3
Bid McPhee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Bid McPhee Died at 84 (1859-1943)

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John Ganzel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
John Ganzel Died at 85 (1874-1959)

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2 3
Buck Ewing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Buck Ewing Died at 47 (1859-1906)

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Ned Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Ned Hanlon Died at 80 (1857-1937)