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Here are top 10 moments in GABP history

@m_sheldon
January 25, 2021

CINCINNATI -- The Reds have called Great American Ball Park home since 2003. Although it has yet to host a World Series, it has been the site of postseason baseball, the 2015 All-Star Game, no-hitters and several other fantastic moments. Here is a list of the top 10 Reds moments

The story of Crosley Field's sloped outfield

@m_sheldon
January 22, 2021

For some it was an endearing ballpark quirk. For the Reds, it could be a home-field advantage. For visiting teams, the sloped terrace in the outfield of Crosley Field could be downright annoying. "Crosley Field was a tough place for outfielders to play," Reds great outfielder and Hall of Famer

These are the 5 best games by Reds pitchers

@m_sheldon
January 18, 2021

CINCINNATI -- One great pitching performance can be appreciated in the moment. Fans -- even those supporting the other team -- can sense the building of a superb effort, cheer it on with exhilaration and get on their feet to show their approval. Over time, that game -- and the

Reds' best single-game hitting displays

@m_sheldon
January 11, 2021

CINCINNATI -- You don’t have to be an all-time great member of the Reds to have an all-time great game as a hitter for the Reds. One legendary game can provide a lifetime of memories, stories and free dinners and drinks on the speaking circuit. Cincinnati has seen its share

What remains of the Reds' Riverfront Stadium

@m_sheldon
January 8, 2021

CINCINNATI -- On Dec. 29, 2002, following a spectacular implosion witnessed by thousands, the former home of the Reds -- Riverfront Stadium -- was no more. A few months later, baseball’s first professional franchise moved into its current home, Great American Ball Park. Built in 1970, Riverfront Stadium (later renamed

This is the Reds' all-time single-season team

@m_sheldon
January 4, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Putting together a roster based on all-time seasons is no easy task. Factor in the long history of great Reds players, and deciding an all-time roster based on their best seasons gets complicated. Which Johnny Bench MVP season gets selected? Ted Kluszewski or Joey Votto at first base?

Best Reds player to wear each uni number

@m_sheldon
December 28, 2020

CINCINNATI -- For some players and fans, they’re just numbers on a uniform. For others, they’re more meaningful and even part of an identity. The Reds have had numbers on player jerseys since 1932. Who wore each number the best? Here is a look at each number worn for Cincinnati

History of the Reds' team name

@m_sheldon
December 21, 2020

CINCINNATI -- The Reds were baseball’s first professional franchise, but their name has had multiple variations over the past century and a half. In 1869, Harry Wright formed the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the team played its home games at Union Grounds, which was located just west of downtown. The

The 5 best seasons by Reds pitchers

@m_sheldon
December 14, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Until Trevor Bauer achieved the feat during the truncated 2020 season, no Reds pitcher had ever been voted the winner of the National League Cy Young Award. That seems baffling when you consider the franchise’s longevity and how many pitchers enjoyed great seasons for Cincinnati. Of course, some

Every Rule 5 Draft pick made by the Reds

@m_sheldon
December 9, 2020

CINCINNATI -- There may not be an in-person Winter Meetings in 2020 because of the pandemic, but one tradition will continue on Thursday. The annual Rule 5 Draft, which usually caps the Meetings, will still be held -- albeit remotely -- at 12 p.m. ET. The Reds will have the

Reds' Top 5 Winter Meetings moves

@m_sheldon
December 7, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Because of the pandemic, there will be no formal in-person Winter Meetings held in Dallas this week. That means no lobby rumors, no mingling among colleagues and competitors and no negotiations in suites between club executives. In past years, the hope was that all the lobby rumors, mingling

The goatee that forever changed the Reds

@m_sheldon
December 5, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Greg Vaughn played just one season (1999) for the Reds, and it proved to be a transformative one for a reason that had nothing to do with his performance on the field. Sure, Vaughn became an instant clubhouse leader and the outfielder slugged 45 home runs as Cincinnati

Best position-player seasons in Reds history

@m_sheldon
November 30, 2020

CINCINNATI -- A franchise that has spanned 151 years of existence, the Reds have produced several legendary teams, all-time great players and even more superlative individual seasons. As part of an ongoing series from MLB.com that ranks the best of the best, here are the Reds' top five individual seasons

How the Reds became the Redlegs

@m_sheldon
November 19, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Since baseball exploded in popularity in the early 20th century, it has often intersected with politics. Most of the time, it’s been a positive association. But not so much for the Reds in the 1950s, when the club’s very name became a political problem. From 1953-59, the Reds

5 best Reds who aren't in the Hall of Fame

@m_sheldon
November 16, 2020

CINCINNATI -- They were great Reds players, and many of them were beloved around Major League Baseball, too. But for one reason or another, they are not enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This week, we are taking a look at the top five Reds who were not inducted

Joe Morgan's most memorable moments

Hall of Famer was no ordinary Joe
@goodforball
October 12, 2020

Good teams seemed to follow Joe Morgan around. Need proof? Not until Morgan arrived from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade before the 1972 season did Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine begin firing on all cylinders. Morgan proved integral to the Reds’ World Series triumphs in 1975 and ’76. The

Top 10 moments of Tony Pérez's HOF career

@goodforball
October 7, 2020

Tony Pérez derived more than a sense of satisfaction after his home run off Catfish Hunter broke a 15th-inning tie and propelled the National League to a 2-1 triumph over the American League in the 1967 All-Star Game. The Cuban native also felt considerable pride in earning a place alongside

Top 10 moments of Johnny Bench's career

@goodforball
July 27, 2020

The claim that Johnny Bench is the greatest catcher ever is as solid as the grip the Cincinnati Reds legend employed to hold as many as seven baseballs in his right hand. Roy Campanella won three Most Valuable Player Awards to Bench’s two. But Campanella declined precipitously after his final

Reds' Top 5 general managers: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
June 23, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five general managers in the history of their franchise. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only … if you don’t agree with

Trade Tree: O'Neill to Casey with Deion in between

@m_sheldon
June 22, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Paul O'Neill, Deion Sanders and Sean Casey have more in common than being popular former Reds stars. First, they all happened to wear the same uniform number -- 21. But there is another more interesting connection. All three players are linked via a lengthy trade tree of transactions

Reds' Top 5 managers: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
June 16, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five managers in the history of their franchise. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only … if you don’t agree with the

Reds' Top 5 relief pitchers: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Reds' Top 5 left-handed starters: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
June 2, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Reds' Top 5 righty starters: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Reds' top bench players: Sheldon's take

@m_sheldon
May 19, 2020

CINCINNATI -- For the past eight weeks, and for debate purposes and fun only, MLB.com’s beat reporters have ranked the top five players by position in the history of the 30 franchises -- based on their career while playing for that club. While the reporters covering American League teams are