The Short Version: Behind two homers and 5 RBI from Johnny Bench and superb pitching from Gary Nolan and Will McEnaney, the Big Red Machine sweeps the New York Yankees and wins their second consecutive World Series championship! Final — Game 4 R H E Cincinnati Reds (4-0) 7 9 2 New York Yankees (0-4) […]

Recently we discussed the many ways in which Joey Votto is in fact perfect. I adopted him when he was an anxious rookie, then he earned his way into my tee shirt drawer (so to speak) by being awesome. I am a girl who’s hard to get except when I’m flinging myself at people (fictional characters, […]

Editor: This is the first installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! 1968. It was a […]

In the long history of the Cincinnati Reds, there have been seven Rookie of the Year winners. Most were in the 1960s, with three different players winning during that decade. For all but one year (1966), the Reds had a winning record when a Red won the award. Four of the seven were All-Stars the […]

In the days leading up to Opening Day, we’ll be previewing The State Of The Reds at every single position on the field. Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: —Shortstop —Second Base With the responsibility of managing an entire pitching staff, framing pitches, and throwing out runners while maintaining productivity […]

We’ve still not attained full Spring Training status, so this is usually rough times for People of Baseball. Well… not me. I roll around in all things Olympics, so this is my biannual party of staying awake 17 days straight. My favorite part is all the international harmony and sportsmanship. But if you don’t like […]

Back in September, here in the digital pages of Redleg Nation, our Greg Gajus was emphatic that there was a glaring omission among inductees to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. His piece was entitled, “The Missing Man: Fred Norman for the Reds Hall of Fame.” I can only speculate on why (Fred) Norman has […]

I meant to link this report the other day, but I was too stunned to type. I’m only now recovering from the shock. Jerry Crasnick writes for ESPN.com and Baseball America. Recently, he tweeted this: The #Reds have listened to Billy Hamilton trade offers all winter (most notably from #SFGiants), but owner Bob Castellini would […]

Who will be the next Reds Rookie of the Year? Will it be Nick Senzel? Jesse Winker? Shed Long? No one knows for sure. Most Cincinnati Reds who have won that award went on to have pretty good careers. There was Frank Robinson (1956), Pete Rose (1963), Tommy Helms (1966), Johnny Bench (1968). Pat Zachry […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is the best defensive player you’ve ever seen in a Reds uniform? Matt: Billy Hamilton is definitely an easy answer because I have never seen anyone consistently make the plays that he does, let alone […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Kirby, Chris Garber, Clay Marshall, Ashley Davis, and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is your favorite Reds player, pre-2000? Nick: The easy answer, and probably the right answer for anyone born in the 80s is Barry Larkin. But, I want to be different…….Well, I tried to be different, […]

The Reds’ position players overall performance in 2017 was anything but a disappointment. The unit as a whole took a considerable step forward as several players put together career years. Perhaps none was as important to the long-term success of the franchise as Eugenio Suarez. Suarez’s 2017 was a definitive breakout year both at the […]