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Baseball The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time  

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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
Died at 76 (1934-2010)

2
29 6
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 75

3
28 11
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 69

4
21 7
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 75

5
29 14
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 77

6
20 7
Ranker Video
age 88

7
15 6
Fred Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1919-1964)

8
9 4
Pat Moran is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 48 (1876-1924)

9
8 5
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1886-1965)

10
3 1
Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1887-1972)

11
3 1
Birdie Tebbetts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 87 (1912-1999)

12
3 1
Chuck Dressen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 68 (1898-1966)

13
7 6
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 76

14
4 3
Bid McPhee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 84 (1859-1943)

15
3 2
Clark Griffith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1869-1955)

16
2 1
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1880-1925)

17
2 1
Bobby Wallace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 87 (1873-1960)

18
2 1
Heinie Groh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1889-1968)

19
2 1
Buck Herzog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 68 (1885-1953)

20
2 1
Dick Sisler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1920-1998)

21
2 1
Dave Bristol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 85

22
2 1
Burt Shotton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1884-1962)

23
2 1
Earle Brucker, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Earle Brucker, Sr. Died at 80 (1901-1981)

24
1 0
Buster Mills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Buster Mills Died at 83 (1908-1991)

25
1 0
Jimmy Dykes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1896-1976)

26
6 6
John McNamara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 86

27
4 4
Frank Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Frank Bancroft Died at 75 (1846-1921)

28
3 3
Tommy Helms is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 77

29
3 3
Joe Kelley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 72 (1871-1943)

30
3 3
Dan Howley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1885-1944)

31
3 3
Gus Schmelz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Gus Schmelz Died at 75 (1850-1925)

32
2 2
Ivey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Ivey Wingo Died at 51 (1890-1941)

33
2 2
Pete Mackanin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 67

34
1 1
Hank Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 77 (1889-1966)

35
1 1
Mayo Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 62 (1915-1977)

36
1 1
Bob Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 76 (1867-1943)

37
1 1
Will White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 57 (1854-1911)

38
1 1
Bob O'Farrell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 92 (1896-1988)

39
4 5
Jerry Narron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 62

40
4 5
Bob Boone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 71

41
3 4
Dave Miley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Dave Miley age 56

42
3 4
Ranker Video
age 66

43
3 4
Pop Snyder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 70 (1854-1924)

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2 3
Tom Loftus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 54 (1856-1910)

45
2 3
John Ganzel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
John Ganzel Died at 85 (1874-1959)

46
2 3
Russ Nixon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
age 83

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

48
2 3
Charles Comiskey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 72 (1859-1931)

49
2 3
O. P. Caylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
O. P. Caylor Died at 48 (1849-1897)

50
1 2
Ned Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1857-1937)