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Pick Your Line-Up
The Reds are one of the most storied franchises in professional sports, making picking an All-Star line-up tough. Here’s an attempt:
C, Johnny Bench
One of the greatest catchers in baseball history, Bench won 10 straight Gold Gloves with the Reds and ranks as their all-time leader in home runs (389) and RBIs (1376).
1B, Tony Perez
A mainstay on the great Reds teams of the 70s, Perez was an RBI machine. The seven-time All Star is one of the most prolific sluggers in Reds history and ranks 2nd all-time in RBIs and 3rd in home runs.
2B, Joe Morgan
No-brainer here. Morgan won NL MVP titles in ’75 and ’76 leading the Reds to back-to- back World Series titles. Morgan was a 10-time All Star and five-time Gold Glove winner and is the Reds all-time leader in stolen bases (406).
3B, Pete Rose
The Hit King is the easy choice here. Rose played 18 full seasons with the Reds and is their all-time leader in hits, run, doubles and total bases among others.
SS, Barry Larkin
Larkin gets the slight edge over Davey Concepcion. The 12-time All-Star played his entire 19-year career with the Reds and became the first 30/30 shortstop in baseball history during his MVP season in 1996.
LF, Vada Pinson
Perhaps the least known player on the list, Pinson was a true five tool player. He twice led the National League in hits and batted .343 in 1961 leading the Reds to the World Series.
CF, Edd Roush
Playing during the early part of the 20th century, Roush never batted below .321 from 1917-1926 and won a pair of batting titles. He ranks second in Reds history in batting average and triples.
RF, Frank Robinson
Arguably the most talented player in Reds history, Robinson remains the only player to win an MVP in both leagues. In 1961 Robinson batted .323 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI. And he won the Triple Crown in 1966. Robinson ranks in the top 25 in baseball history in almost every offensive category.
P, Paul Derringer
Derringer is third in Reds history in wins (161) and pitched 189 career complete games. He recorded four 20-win seasons and was an All-Star six times. Had two seasons with over 300 innings pitched.