Baseball The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time  

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This is a list of the greatest Cincinnati Reds in team history. Formed in 1869, the CIncinnati Reds are America's oldest professional sports franchise. The Reds have won nine National League pennants and five World Series championships in its history, with the last being in 1990. Throughout its history, the Reds have featured some of the strongest lineups and best hitters in baseball history. Cincinnati players have won 12 MVP awards and surprisingly, zero Cy Youngs, even though pitcher Bucky Walters won the MVP in 1939. Twelve Cincinnati Reds players are in the Hall of Fame wearing Reds caps. 

The 1970s were a dominant decade for the Reds. Nicknamed the Big Red Machine, the Reds were led by one of the bestand most renowned lineups in baseball history. Between 1970-1977, Reds players won six National League MVP awards.Joe Morgan (1975, 1976) and Johnny Bench (1970, 1972) took home two a piece and Pete Rose (1973) and George Foster (1977) as the other winners. This run of MVP winners showcases how impressive those Reds teams were. the team won five National League Western Division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series titles.The team's combined record from 1970-1976 was 683 wins and 443 losses, an average of nearly 98 wins per season.

More recently, the Reds have experienced a renaissance in the same vein of those championship squads. Already, Joey Votto, the National League MVP winner in 2010 and second baseman Brandon Phillips have established themselves as two of the greatest infielders in the team's history. With a young foundation and a stellar group of pitchers, these Reds look to channel the success of the 1970s. 

You can vote or rerank who you think are the greatest Cincinnati Reds of all time. If there's someone missing from the list, feel free to add him. 
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881 172
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 72

2
969 219
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 78

3
642 105
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 76

4
518 127
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

5
552 143
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 55

6
627 158
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 36

7
443 106
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 77

8
361 102
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

9
324 72
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 57

10
518 168
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

11
342 94
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 71

12
299 89
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1924-1988)

13
304 95
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added age 69

14
231 87
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 57 (1938-1995)

15
199 65
Ernie Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 69 (1908-1977)

16
290 69
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 75

17
163 53
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 95 (1893-1988)

18
258 126
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

19
190 84
José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 54

20
145 33
Mario Soto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 63

21
137 60
Jim Maloney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added age 79

22
149 59
Tom Browning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 59

23
134 61
Bucky Walters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1909-1991)

24
151 52
Chris Sabo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added age 57

25
122 29
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time