The Reds are one of the most storied franchises in baseball history. They were the first professional baseball team and have won five World Series titles. Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine” dominated the National League from 1970 to 1976 and won two World Series along the way.
The rich history of the Cincinnati Reds is filled with Hall of Fame players and MVP talent at every position. Some of the greatest players of all-time played for the Reds at some point in their career.
The infographic below details the Cincinnati Reds all-time lineup. There was no science or criteria for determining the best players at each position. The lineup is my own opinion and something unique to add to the blog.
Admittedly, the biggest question mark is the decision to put Joey Votto at first base over Tony Perez and Ted Kluszewski. I feel that Joey Votto will surpass both of these players by the time his career is over and will go down as one of the greatest Reds of all-time.
(The order of the names is the projected batting order. The number to the left of each name indicates the position for that player.)