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Hall of Fame & Museum

Since its inception in 1958, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame has inducted 75 standout players, managers and front-office executives. The Reds first teamed up with the Cincinnati Chapter of Commerce in 1958 to promote the inductions, which were voted on by Reds fans.

After a nine-year hiatus from 1989-'97, the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America in cooperation with Reds executive John Allen revived the inductions in 1998. Fan voting returned for the 2005 class, a change that followed the 2004 opening of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum located next to Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati. Hall of Fame elections were held the next year as well before the Reds Hall of Fame adopted a biennial election schedule beginning in 2007 with voting taking place in odd-numbered years and induction ceremonies being held in even-numbered years.

The winner of the 2009 fan vote was third baseman Chris Sabo. In addition to Sabo, the 2010 Reds Hall of Fame Class includes Veterans Committee selections pitcher Pedro Borbon and the late Tony Mullane, a pitching ace for the Reds in the 1880s. Sabo, Borbon and Mullane will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in pre-game ceremonies prior to the Rockies/Reds game at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, July 17, 2010. The Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati on the evening of Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers by Position

Right-Handed Starting Pitchers (17) Left-Handed Starting Pitchers (7) Right-Handed Relief Pitchers (2)
Clay Carroll
Wayne Granger

Left-Handed Relief Pitchers (0)

Catchers (4)
Johnny Bench
Smoky Burgess
Bubbles Hargrave
Ernie Lombardi
First Basemen (6) Second Basemen (6) Third Basemen (2)
Heinie Groh
Billy Werber
Shortstops (7) Right Fielders (4)
Sam Crawford
Ival Goodman
Ken Griffey Sr.
Wally Post
Center Fielders (8) Left Fielders (5)
Rube Bressler
George Foster
Jerry Lynch
Mike McCormick
Frank Robinson
Managers (4)
Sparky Anderson
Fred Hutchinson
Bill McKechnie
Harry Wright (also CF)
Executives (3)
Warren Giles, GM/Club President
August "Garry" Herrmann, CEO, GM
Bob Howsam, GM, Club President, COO

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers by Year

Paul Derringer
Paul Derringer - 1958
Derringer had four 20-win seasons with the Reds, including three consecutive from 1938-'40. He went 25-7 with a 2.93 ERA to lead the Reds to the 1939 pennant. A year later, Derringer went 20-12 for the World Champion Reds.
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Ernie Lombardi
Ernie Lombardi - 1958
Lombardi spent his most productive years with the Reds, with whom he won the 1938 NL MVP. The catcher hit .342 that season and at least .300 in 10 other seasons. Lombardi caught at least 100 games for 14 consecutive seasons.
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Frank McCormick
Frank McCormick - 1958
McCormick was named the 1940 NL MVP after leading the Reds to a World Series title. He hit .309 that year with 19 homers and 127 RBI. The nine-time All-Star led the league in hits from 1938-'40 and RBI (128) in 1939.
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Johnny Vander Meer
Johnny Vander Meer - 1958
Vander Meer, a 116-game winner with the Reds from 1937-'49, is the only pitcher in history to throw back-to-back no-hitters. He won at least 15 games in five seasons and was a four-time member of the NL's All-Star team.
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Bucky Walters
Bucky Walters - 1958
During the Reds two pennants in 1939-40, Walters went 49-21 with a 2.38 ERA. His 1939 performance - which included a league-best 2.29 ERA, 27 wins, 137 strikeouts and 31 complete games - earned him the NL MVP award.
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Ival Goodman
Ival Goodman - 1959
Goodman, a two-time All-Star with the Reds, led the NL in triples during his first two seasons. In 1938 he set a since-broken record of 30 home runs in one season. During that season, he hit .292, had 92 RBI and drove in 103 runs.
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Eppa Rixey
Eppa Rixey - 1959
Rixey had three of his four 20-win seasons with the Reds. The lefty compiled a career 266-251 mark, which included a 179-148 record with Cincinnati. Rixey tallied 290 career complete games, 37 shutouts and a 3.15 ERA.
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Ewell Blackwell
Ewell Blackwell - 1960
Blackwell, a skinny 6'6" sidearm hurler, earned the name "The Whip" following the 1947 season (22-8, 2.47 ERA, 193 strikeouts). A member of six consecutive All-Star teams, he followed a no-hitter with a one-hitter in 1947.
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Edd Roush
Edd Roush - 1960
Roush, considered the best hitter during baseball's dead-ball era, batted better than .300 for 11 straight seasons. Roush, a batting champion in 1917 and 1919, was considered one of Cincinnati's most intense and intelligent players.
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Lonny Frey
Lonny Frey - 1961
Frey, a three-time All-Star, spent half of his 14-year career with the Reds. His 22 stolen bases led the league during the Reds 1940 World Series Championship season, and his 95 runs in 1939 helped the Reds to an NL pennant.
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Billy Werber
Billy Werber - 1961
Werber, a fiery competitor for 11 seasons, brought new life to the Reds in the late 1930s. The Reds' third baseman scored 225 runs and hit 70 doubles during the Reds' pennant-winning seasons of 1939 and 1940.
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Hughie Critz
Hughie Critz - 1962
Critz sparked his 12-year career with a .322 batting average during his rookie season in Cincinnati. The second baseman went on to lead the league in fielding four times. Critz finished second in MVP voting following the 1926 season.
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Bubbles Hargrave
Bubbles Hargrave - 1962
Hargrave hit better than .300 six straight years (1922-27), including a league-high .353 in 1926. He spent eight of his 12 seasons in Cincinnati, and his .310 career batting average is one of the best ever by a catcher.
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Ted Kluszewski
Ted Kluszewski - 1962
Kluszweski, one of baseball's best all-around athletes, averaged 43 home runs and 116 RBI from 1953 to 1956. The popular Reds first baseman, a four-time All-Star, hit at least .300 in seven seasons and 100 RBI in five seasons.
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Rube Bressler
Rube Bressler - 1963
Bressler spent 11 of his 19 seasons with the Reds as a left-handed pitcher and right-handed-hitting outfielder/first baseman. Best known for his open-hand grip of the bat, Bressler slap hit his way to a .301 lifetime batting average.
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Harry Craft
Harry Craft - 1963
Craft is best known for his short stint as a manager, but his even shorter stint as a player is a part of Cincinnati history. Considered one of the best defensive center fielders of his era, Craft helped the Reds to pennants in 1939 and 1940.
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Heinie Groh
Heinie Groh - 1963
One of Cincinnati's finest leadoff men, Groh was considered a top-notch bunter and a very selective hitter. The third baseman spent eight of his 16 seasons in Cincinnati, amassing a .301 average and 134 stolen bases from 1914-'21.
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Noodles Hahn
Noodles Hahn - 1963
Hahn had a 130-94 record over eight seasons before arm troubles pre-maturely ended his career. He won 23 games during his rookie season, which was just one of his four 20-win seasons. Hahn led the NL in strikeouts from 1888-1901.
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Gus Bell
Gus Bell - 1964
Bell, a power-hitting outfielder, spent his best playing years in Cincinnati, topping 100 RBI four times from 1953-1961. A four-time All-Star and member of the 1961 pennant-winning Reds, Bell had a career-high 30 homers in 1953.
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Pete Donohue
Pete Donohue - 1964
A three-time 20-game winner with the Reds during the 1920s, Donohue was considered the workhorse of the NL. Donohue registered 137 complete games in his 12-year career, which included a league-high 27 in 1925.
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Fred Hutchinson
Fred Hutchinson - 1965
Hutchinson, a Tiger pitcher for 10 seasons, found similar success as a manager. He led the Reds to 466 victories and a 1961 pennant. "Hutch" was a fan favorite, which, unfortunately, became evident after his untimely death in '64.
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Larry Kopf
Larry Kopf - 1965
Kopf, the Reds' shortstop during the 1919 World Series, spent five of his 10 seasons in Cincinnati. During the series, he hit two triples, scored three runs and drove in two. He stole 49 bases during a three-year span with the Reds.
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Red Lucas
Red Lucas - 1965
Lucas won 109 games for the Reds from 1926-'33, including 19 in 1929. In one stretch from 1931-'32, he completed a modern record of 27consecutive complete games. The 157-game winner also had a career .281 batting average.
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Wally Post
Wally Post - 1965
Considered the most powerful hitter in the NL during his heyday, Post hit 76 home runs from 1955-'56. Post, who spent 10 seasons in Cincinnati, tallied 109 RBI and scored 116 runs in 1955, ranking him among the NL leaders.
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Johnny Temple
Johnny Temple - 1965
Temple, a four-time All-Star, was a popular second baseman with the Reds in the 1950s. He put together a career year in 1959, batting .311 with 67 RBI and 102 runs. He led the NL in putouts three times; assists and double plays once.
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Jake Daubert
Jake Daubert - 1966
Daubert, one of the league's best all-around first basemen in the early 1900s, was a steady .300 hitter for 10 seasons in the dead-ball era. In 1922, at the age of 38, he had 205 hits for a .336 average, scored 114 runs and hit 12 homers.
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Mike McCormick
Mike McCormick - 1966
McCormick's .300 average and league-leading 20 sacrifices during his rookie season helped lead the Reds to a 1940 World Series Championship. During the series, he went 9-for-29 (.310).
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Billy Myers
Billy Myers - 1966
Myers is best remembered for his game-winning sacrifice fly in the seventh game of the 1940 World Series. A savvy shortstop, Myers was a master of reading baserunners and stealing signs from opposing teams.
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Dolf Luque
Dolf Luque - 1967
Luque was one of the first Cubans to succeed in the majors. In 1923 he led the NL in wins (27), ERA (1.93) and winning percentage (.771). In two appearances in the 1919 World Series, he posted a 0.00 ERA.
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Bill McKechnie
Bill McKechnie - 1967
An intelligent player, McKechnie eventually found his calling as a manager. He led the Reds to a 1940 World Series title after a 100-53 season. In 25 seasons, he amassed a 1,896-1,723 record (744-621 in Cincinnati).
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Sam Crawford
Sam Crawford - 1968
Crawford started his career with the Reds in 1899 in the young and thriving National League. Crawford, who hit better than .300 in 10 of his 17 full seasons with Cincinnati and Detroit, is the career leader in triples with 309.
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Joe Nuxhall
Joe Nuxhall - 1968
Nuxhall, a Cincinnati icon, first pitched for the Reds at a record age of 15. The two-time All-Star went on to win 135 games during his 16 seasons in the Major Leagues before retiring to the broadcast booth in 1967.
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Warren C. Giles
Warren C. Giles - 1969
Giles was named Reds' GM in 1937. Two years later, the Reds won a pennant. In 1940 he led the team to a World Series Championship and was elected club president in 1948. In 1951 he was named president of the NL.
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Jim O'Toole
Jim O'Toole - 1970
O'Toole was a major contributor during the Reds' winning of the pennant in 1961. His 19-9 record, with a 3.10 ERA, gave him the second-best win-ning percentage in the NL that year. The lefty won 81 games for the Reds from 1960-'64.
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Roy McMillan
Roy McMillan - 1971
McMillan, who spent 10 seasons in Cincinnati, won the very first three Gold Gloves for the shortstop position. In 1954 McMillan set a since-surpassed record of 129 double plays, and he was twice named to an All-Star team.
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Gordy Coleman
Gordy Coleman - 1972
During his first full season in the bigs, Coleman hit 26 homers and drove in 87 runs to help the Reds to a 1961 pennant. The following season he hit 28 homers and drove in 86 runs with his usual solid defense at first base.
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Jim Maloney
Jim Maloney - 1973
Hard-throwing Maloney threw three no-hitters in his 12-year career. From 1963 to 1969, he won at least 15 games each season for the Reds, including 23 in 1963 and 20 in 1965. He led the NL in 1966 with five shutouts.
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Bob Purkey
Bob Purkey - 1974
Knuckleballer Purkey spent seven seasons in Cincinnati. His 103-76 record over that span included a 23-5 mark in 1962, a year in which he led the NL in winning percentage (.821). His 1960 season included a bizarre 11-hit shutout.
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Smoky Burgess
Smoky Burgess - 1975
Burgess, a popular backstop for the Reds in the 50s and 60s, was one of the best pinch-hitters of his era. After his 18-year career, he retired with a record 507 pinch at-bats. The six-time All-Star drove in nine runs in a game in 1955.
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Brooks Lawrence
Brooks Lawrence - 1976
Lawrence's short but memorable career included five seasons in Cincy. Lawrence, who began his career in the Negro NL, opened the 1956 season with 13 straight wins. From 1956-'57, he tallied 35 wins with 23 complete games.
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Vada Pinson
Vada Pinson - 1977
One of Cincinnati's most consistent and durable outfielders, Pinson averaged 20 home runs, 84 RBI and batted .300 for 10 seasons with the Reds. He was named to two All-Star teams and won a Gold Glove during an 18-year career.
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Frank Robinson
Frank Robinson - 1978
Robinson spent 10 of his 21 seasons in Cincinnati, where he hit 324 of his lifetime 586 home runs. The 12-time All-Star won two MVP awards (one in each league) and the 1966 Triple Crown (.316, 49 home runs, 122 RBI).
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Tommy Helms
Tommy Helms - 1979
A 1966 Rookie of the Year, Helms emerged as one of the league's best second basemen. He led the NL in fielding percentage and double plays three times during a 14-year career and briefly managed the Reds from 1988-89.
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Clay Carroll
Clay Carroll - 1980
A popular fixture in the Big Red Machine's bullpen, Carroll recorded 88 relief wins and 143 saves during his 15-year career. In 1972 he recorded 37 saves for the Reds and registered a 2.25 ERA en route to a Fireman of the Year award.
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Leo Cardenas
Leo Cardenas - 1981
Considered one of the best shortstops during the 1960s, Cardenas was dubbed "Mr. Automatic" because of his slick fielding. Nine of his 16 seasons were spent in Cincinnati, where he was a four-time All-Star and 1965 Gold Glover.
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Wayne Granger
Wayne Granger - 1982
During his three seasons with Cincinnati, Granger recorded 73 saves, including a since-broken NL record 35 in 1970. A two-time Fireman of the Year award winner, Granger finished his nine-year career with a lifetime 3.14 ERA.
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Gary Nolan
Gary Nolan - 1983
Nolan made the most of his 10 seasons. He overcame a variety of arm and neck injuries to post a 110-70 record and a 3.08 ERA. He went 30-18 from 1975-'76 to help the Reds win back-to-back World Series Championships.
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Jack Billingham
Jack Billingham - 1984
In three World Series with the Big Red Machine, Billingham allowed just one earned run in 25.3 innings. In '73 he went 19-10 with a 3.04 ERA and recorded seven shutouts. Billingham finished his career 145-113 (75-41 with the Reds).
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Johnny Bench
Johnny Bench - 1986
Bench is perhaps the greatest catcher ever to play the game. After 17 seasons - all with the Reds - Bench had earned a Rookie of the Year award, two NL MVP awards, 10 Gold Gloves and 14 trips to the All-Star Game.
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Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan - 1987
Morgan, the 1975 and 1976 NL MVP, was a 10-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove second baseman. Morgan, the Reds' all-time stolen-base leader (406), toured the majors for 22 seasons and tallied 268 home runs and 1,133 RBI.
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Jerry Lynch
Jerry Lynch - 1988
Lynch's outstanding pinch-hitting was a major factor in the Reds unexpected winning of the NL pennant in 1961. He had 25 pinch-hit RBI that season. His 18 career pinch-hit home runs stood as the Major League record for 21 years.
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Tony Perez
Tony Perez - 1998
Perez is commonly referred to as the "glue" that held together the Big Red Machine. In his 23 seasons, the seven-time All-Star first baseman hit 379 home runs and 505 doubles. His 1,652 RBI are the most by a player from Latin America.
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Ed (Cy) Seymour
Ed (Cy) Seymour - 1998
His extraordinary batting eventually led Seymour from the starting rotation to the outfield. A 25-game winner as a pitcher in 1898, Seymour went on to lead the NL with a .377 batting average, 121 RBI, 219 hits and 40 doubles in 1905.
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Sparky Anderson
Sparky Anderson - 2000
As skipper during the Big Red Machine era, Anderson led Cincy to a remarkable 863-586 record over nine seasons. He led the Reds to World Series titles in '75 and '76. His 2,194 managerial wins rank third all-time.
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Dave Concepcion
Dave Concepcion - 2000
Considered one of the best short-stops in the history of the game, the Venezuelan-born Concepcion was a nine-time All-Star and winner of five Gold Gloves during his 19 seasons with Cincinnati.
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Bob Ewing
Bob Ewing - 2001
In the early 20th century, Ewing was one of the Reds' most-used pitchers. In three different seasons, he registered at least 300 innings, and he won a career-high 20 games in 1905. With the Reds from 1902-'09, Ewing went 108-103.
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Mario Soto
Mario Soto - 2001
Soto, who spent his entire 12-year career in Cincinnati, amassed a 100-92 record and a 3.47 ERA for the Reds. From 1981-'85, no pitcher in baseball recorded more strikeouts, and he set a team record in 1982 with 274.
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Bid McPhee
Bid McPhee - 2002
McPhee, a 2000 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, spent his entire 18-year career with the Reds in the late 1800s. Legendary defensive skills and significant offensive contributions made him a fan favorite in Cincinnati.
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Don Gullett
Don Gullett - 2002
After just 11 Minor League starts, Gullett debuted in Cincinnati, where he went 91-44 from 1970-'76. He went 109-50 in his career with a 3.11 ERA before injuries forced retirement. He's served as the Reds pitching coach since 1993.
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George Foster
George Foster - 2003
One of the Big Red Machine's biggest offensive threats, George Foster led the league in RBI for 3 straight years (1976-'78), in home runs for 2 years (1977-'78) and won the MVP in 1977 (.320, club-record 52 homers and 149 RBI).
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Dummy Hoy
Dummy Hoy - 2003
A deaf-mute, Dummy Hoy undoubtedly had the greatest career of any handicapped player. His 14-year career included 5 seasons with the Reds (1894-'97, 1902). The outfielder amassed 2,054 hits and ranks 17th all-time with 594 career stolen bases.
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Ken Griffey Sr.
Ken Griffey Sr. - 2004
Griffey, a 1969 Reds draft pick, joined the Major Leagues in 1973 and spent 12 of his 19 big-league seasons with Cincinnati. He hit .303 in 1,224 games for the Reds, six times hit at least .300 and three times recorded at least 20 stolen bases in a season.
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Bob Howsam
Bob Howsam - 2004
Howsam is universally recognized as the architect of the Big Red Machine, which won four NL pennants and two World Series championships during the 1970s. The GM was also instrumental in the move from Crosley Field to Riverfront Stadium and founded the "Straight A" ticket program.
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Will White
Will White - 2004
White is the Reds' all-time leader in victories (227), losses (163), complete games (389), shutouts (35), ERA (2.25), games started (396) and innings pitched (3,497.7). He set still-standing Major-League records with 75 starts, 75 complete games and 680 innings pitched in 1879.
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Eric Davis
Eric Davis - 2005
Davis spent nine of 17 seasons with Cincinnati, where he was a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover. He became the club's first 30/30 guy in 1987 (.281, 37 HR, 100 RBIs, 50 SBs), and from 1986-'90, he hit 148 home runs and stole 207 bases.
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Jose Rijo
Jose Rijo - 2005
Rijo spent 10 of his 14 seasons in Cincinnati, where he amassed a 97-61 record, 2.83 ERA and 1,251 strikeouts. He won the 1990 World Series MVP after going 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA to help the Reds sweep Oakland.
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Harry Wright - 2005
Wright, the captain of baseball's first professional team, led the 1869 Red Stockings to a 57-0 record. The baseball pioneer, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953, managed the team, played center field and pitched in relief.
George Wright - 2005
George Wright, brother of captain Harry Wright, led the 1869-'70 Red Stockings in hitting (.633 and .536, respectively) while playing shortstop. He was inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Tom Browning - 2006
After winning 20 games as a rookie in 1985, Browning went 123-88 with a 3.92 ERA for the Reds from 1984-'94. He led the league in starts four times, and on Sept. 16, 1988, he pitched the only perfect game in Reds history.
Lee May - 2006
One of Cincinnati's great power hitters, the "Big Bopper" Lee May hit 147 of his 354 career home runs in Cincinnati, including an average of 37 per year from 1969-'71. His first of three All-Star appearances came in 1969 (.278, 38, 110 RBIs).
Tom Seaver - 2006
National Baseball Hall of Famer and 311-game winner Tom Seaver pitched in Cincinnati from 1977-'82, amassing a 75-46 record and 3.18 ERA. "Tom Terrific" threw the only no-hitter of his career on June 16, 1978, at Riverfront Stadium.
Cesar Geronimo
Cesar Geronimo - 2008
Was the center fielder on Big Red Machine clubs of the 1970s. Became the seventh member of that starting lineup to be inducted. Played for the Reds from 1972-80 and won 4 consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1974-77.
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Joey Jay
Joey Jay - 2008
Pitched for the Reds from 1961-66. Was an All-Star in his first season here. That year he went 21-10 with a 3.53 ERA and led the NL in wins. Jay is 1 of only 5 Reds pitchers since 1900 to win 20 games in consecutive seasons.
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Barry Larkin
Barry Larkin - 2008
"One of the 10 most complete players in history" played for the Reds for 19 seasons from 1986-2004. The 12-time All-Star won 9 Silver Slugger Awards, 3 Gold Gloves and the 1995 NL MVP Award. He was the club's MVP 4 times.
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August 'Garry' Herrmann
August "Garry" Herrmann - 2008
The Cincinnati native was the club's CEO and GM from 1902-27 and was considered "the father of the World Series." He spearheaded the construction of Redland Park, the ballpark that served as the home of the Reds from 1912-70.

(Bios researched and written by Dann Stupp of the Reds Creative Services department)