19 May 2013

My Top 25+ All-Time Favorite Cincinnati Reds Players

29    Brandon Phillips

28    Jim Maloney

27    Ernie Lombardi

26    Barry Larkin


25    Tommy Helms

24    Johnny Cueto

23    Ken Griffey

22    Jose Rijo

21    Tom Browning

20    Bernie Carbo

19     Aroldis Chapman

18     Cesar Geronimo

17     Joe Nuxhall

16     Davey Concepcion

15     Don Gullett

14     Lee May

13     Eric Davis

12     Vada Pinson

11     Chris Sabo

10     Johnny Vander Meer

9       Ted Kluszewski

8       Bobby Tolan

7       Joey Votto

6       George Foster

5       Frank Robinson

4       Joe Morgan

3       Tony Perez

2       Johnny Bench

1       Pete Rose

This list does not include Sparky Anderson (since he was a manager), Tom Seaver (since he'll always be a Met), Bronson Aroyo (since he'll always be a Red Sock), or Ken Griffey, Jr. (since he's still on my all-time injured reserve list) -- despite my liking them each very much. 

Active players are in bold.   (N.B.: Joey Votto has a viable shot to break well into the top 5 by the time his career comes to an end.)


  1. Can Votto be called the Canadian bear of walks?

  2. Please note that this is NOT the Top 25 GREATEST Cincinnati Reds players...just my FAVORITES.