A Glance at Greatness: The Cincinnati Reds All-Time Team
Here is a glance at the Cincinnati Reds all-time greatest team lineup:
Team Name: Cincinnati Reds
Year Established: 1882
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
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.
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