The Top 10 Cincinnati Reds' Greatest Single-Season Performances of All Time

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The Top 10 Cincinnati Reds' Greatest Single-Season Performances of All Time
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Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin put together a great 1996 campaign.

The Cincinnati Reds have had some of the greatest players in the history of Major League Baseball, and George Foster leads the list of players who have had the greatest single-season performances in the franchise's history.

From the Big Red Machine to the Nasty Boys to the current club, this organization has had some special players. For that reason, it was difficult to determine what performances were the best.

It would have been easy to put the entire Big Red Machine and call it a day, but there have been other great performances. Members from the wire-to-wire 1990 team also had the numbers to make this list. 

The Reds have won five World Series titles and have retired seven (would be eight with Pete Rose) numbers of former players. Twelve Reds have been named the National League Most Valuable Player, but they have yet to win a Cy Young award. 

All of the great players who have played for this organization make it tough to decide who was the best. Playing in different eras also makes it a challenge to compare players, and it's difficult to decide how the players in the early part of the 1900s fit in.

Cincinnati is the only team to have a pitcher throw back-to-back no-hitters (Jonny Vander Meer in 1938), but it is more known for having great hitting teams.

Here's a list of the best single-season performances in the history of the Cincinnati Reds.

 

*All stats are from baseball-reference.com

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