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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818 186
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Pete Rose age 77

2
747 146
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Johnny Bench age 71

3
542 87
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Joe Morgan age 75

4
465 122
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Barry Larkin age 54

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416 105
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

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525 134
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Joey Votto age 35

7
371 95
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Tony Pérez age 76

8
436 145
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

9
302 89
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

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286 78
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
George Foster age 70

11
266 59
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Eric Davis age 56

12
246 80
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Ken Griffey, Sr. age 68

13
253 78
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Ted Kluszewski Died at 64 (1924-1988)

14
196 73
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Vada Pinson Died at 57 (1938-1995)

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237 60
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Tom Seaver age 74

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173 49
Ernie Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Ernie Lombardi Died at 69 (1908-1977)

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226 110
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

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139 41
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Edd Roush Died at 95 (1893-1988)

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159 68
José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
José Rijo age 53

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127 49
Tom Browning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Tom Browning age 58

21
116 23
Mario Soto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Mario Soto age 62

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123 48
Jim Maloney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Jim Maloney age 78

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121 49
Bucky Walters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Bucky Walters Died at 82 (1909-1991)

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126 42
Chris Sabo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chris Sabo age 56

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Joe Nuxhall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Joe Nuxhall Died at 79 (1928-2007)

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98 27
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dave Parker age 67

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55 3
Lee May is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
NicholasSTABILE added Lee May age 75

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98 24
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

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78 23
Rob Dibble is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Aidan7158 added Rob Dibble age 54

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103 32
Sean Casey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Sean Casey age 44

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97 30
Don Gullett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Don Gullett age 67

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94 30
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Johnny Cueto age 32

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101 37
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Paul O'Neill age 55

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76 17
Johnny Vander Meer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Johnny Vander Meer Died at 83 (1914-1997)

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122 63
Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Adam Dunn age 39

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137 74
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time

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83 26
Gary Nolan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Gary Nolan age 70

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65 31
Paul Derringer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Paul Derringer Died at 81 (1906-1987)

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60 30
Eppa Rixey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Eppa Rixey Died at 72 (1891-1963)

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89 44
Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jay Bruce age 31

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51 24
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added John Franco age 58

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50 20
Randy Myers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Randy Myers age 56

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52 19
Jim O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
TRENT13 added Jim O'Toole age 81

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68 45
Bronson Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Bronson Arroyo age 41

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55 35
Reggie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Reggie Sanders age 51

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60 19
Pedro Borbón is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Pedro Borbón Died at 66 (1946-2012)

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70 35
Jack Billingham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
wallje added Jack Billingham age 75

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44 25
Frank McCormick is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Frank McCormick Died at 71 (1911-1982)

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78 49
Todd Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added Todd Frazier age 32

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45 36
Heinie Groh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Heinie Groh Died at 79 (1889-1968)