Cincinnati Reds

The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White

The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White
December 3, 2012 4 Comments »

In a playing career spanning two decades in the 19th century, Deacon White was a fine hitter and defensive player at both catcher and third base. He won two batting titles, one in the National Association, the other in the ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane

The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane
November 30, 2012 2 Comments »

If nickname quality was the most important criteria for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Tony Mullane would have been inducted decades ago. He was tabbed “The Apollo of the Box” by admiring newspaper reporters and fans in the ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame Case for Bucky Walters

The Hall of Fame Case for Bucky Walters
November 27, 2012 No Comments »

This is the sixth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. When factoring pitching, fielding, hitting, and baserunning, Bucky Walters was probably the best athlete to toe the rubber during his era, and ... Read More »

Cincinnati slugger George Foster was his own man

Cincinnati slugger George Foster was his own man
September 7, 2012 No Comments »

It would have been difficult to keep your eyes in your head if you had the opportunity to walk through the clubhouse of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s. Over there was Johnny Bench, the greatest catcher in the game ... Read More »

Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials

Johnson’s success strengthens Hall of Fame credentials
September 1, 2012 No Comments »

Sometime later this month, the Washington Nationals will win their 90th game, and they are almost assured of finishing either first or second in the tough National League East. But their manager knows a lot about facing stiff competition in ... Read More »

O’Neill was key cog in Yankee dynasty

O’Neill was key cog in Yankee dynasty
August 25, 2012 No Comments »

When he was six years old, little Paul O’Neill and his father attended a Reds/Pirates game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The boy posed for a photo holding a toy bat, and luck would have it that Pittsburgh star Roberto ... Read More »

Who is the Reds greatest pitcher of all-time?

Who is the Reds greatest pitcher of all-time?
August 16, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re a baseball fan and you want to waste away a few hours, one fun thing you can do is pick an all-time team for your favorite franchise. If you’re a Cincinnati Reds fan, you’ll easily be able to ... Read More »

Cincinnati Reds All-Time Team

Cincinnati Reds All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

“The Big Red Machine” – one of the best nicknames in baseball history. The Reds All-Time team is chock full of players from that era in team history, but they have stars from other periods as well. Their pitching staff ... Read More »

Sparky was a man of hyperbole and principle

Sparky was a man of hyperbole and principle
November 4, 2010 No Comments »

When the Cincinnati Reds named 36-year old George Anderson as their manager during the 1969-1970 off-season, newspapers in the city asked "Sparky Who?" Within a few years, he was one of the few men in sports who was known by ... Read More »

Only World Series champions without Hall of Famers

Only World Series champions without Hall of Famers
November 1, 2010 No Comments »

From 1903-1989, every World Series winning team except two have boasted at least one future Hall of Famer on their roster. In most of the cases, the winning team has had more than one player who have gone on to ... Read More »