A Glance at Greatness: The Cincinnati Reds All-Time Team

Ryan SmithCorrespondent IJuly 5, 2009

ST. LOUIS - JUNE 18:  Infielder Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds throws the ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game at Busch Stadium on June 18, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals defeated the Reds 4-3.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Here is a glance at the Cincinnati Reds all-time greatest team lineup:

Team Name: Cincinnati Reds

Year Established: 1882

City: Cincinnati

Ballpark: Great American Ballpark

 Previous Nicknames: Red Stockings (1882-1889), Redlings (1954-1959)

League: National League

Division: NL Central

# of Playoff Appearances: 12

# of Pennants: 10

World Series Titles: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990

All-Time Team

Catcher: Johnny Bench

First Base: Tony Perez

Second Base: Bid McPhee

Third Base: Heine Groh

Shortstop: Barry Larkin

Outfield: Pete Rose, Edd Roush, Frank Robinson

Pitchers: Eppa Rixey, Tony Mullane, Bob Ewing, Bucky Walters, Paul Derringer

Bench: Dave Concepcion, Joe Morgan, Vada Pinson

Manager: Sparky Anderson


The easiest players to pick were the outfield and infield. The bench players could've also have been starters, but the others were better.

There wasn't much debate in choosing players for this team. There weren't too many great players at each position.

I'm not entirely sure how the pitching staff would fair compared to the other teams because the only one I've ever heard of was Eppa Rixey, who is a Hall of Famer and the ace of this staff.

This team has one of the best outfields and benches.

Also, Sparky Anderson was a no-brainer.

Next: Cleveland Indians