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. 

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1,229 270
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 78
2
1,111 214
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 72
3
811 133
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 76
4
659 153
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
5
707 186
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 55
6
578 132
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 77
7
764 225
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 36
8
469 129
Dave Concepción is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
9
426 97
Eric Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 57
10
652 210
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
11
432 117
George Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 71
12
404 110
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added age 69
13
365 112
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1924-1988)
14
372 81
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 75
15
280 105
Vada Pinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 57 (1938-1995)
16
229 79
Ernie Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 69 (1908-1977)
17
328 153
Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
18
241 98
José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 54
19
200 50
Mario Soto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 63
20
183 73
Edd Roush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 95 (1893-1988)
21
191 69
Tom Browning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
age 59
22
166 72
Jim Maloney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
slaft added age 79
23
152 74
Bucky Walters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1909-1991)
24
162 37
Joe Nuxhall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1928-2007)
25
196 70
Chris Sabo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time
CMCSS03 added age 57