On All-Time Reds

reds-logoOne of the biggest days of the year in Cincinnati is one week away – Opening Day. Although that topic is a post in itself, the official start of the national pastime stimulates a lot of thoughts. Lester’s Legends inspired this post has he is in the early stages of posting his all-time teams for each MLB team.

As a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan, I contend Reds teams of the 1970s, especially ’75 and ’76 are among the great MLB teams; therefore, players from this era would dominate an all-time Reds team. With that in mind, here’s my 25-man team of 13 batters and 12 pitchers outside of the Big Red Machine era.

1B – Ted Kluszewski
2B – Bid McPhee
SS – Barry Larkin
3B – Chris Sabo
C – Ernie Lombardi
OF – Frank Robinson
OF – Edd Roush
OF – Eric Davis

Bench – Ron Oester (MI), Heinie Groh (3B), Cy Seymour (OF), Vada Pinson (OF), Bubbles Hargrave (C)

SP – Jim Maloney
SP – Jose Rijo
SP – Mario Soto
SP – Bucky Walters
SP – Tom Seaver
P – Paul Derringer
P – Eppa Rixey
P – Noodles Hahn
P – Bob Purkey

RP – John Franco
RP – Rob Dibble
RP – Wayne Granger

Manager – Bill McKechnie


  • The Reds have a strong history with middle infielders, and Brandon Phillips has the potential to be on this team.
  • Reds history is least blessed at third base
  • Baseball Reference the year-by-year lineup
  • List of Reds Mangers
  • Reds history

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