On his website, baseball historian, writer, statistician, and current Red Sox baseball executive, Bill James was asked for his opinion of the worst all-around team outfield of all time (hitting, fielding, baserunning)…here was his answer:
The last Bill McKechnie outfield with the Reds, whenever that was (1947?) was astonishingly awful. Let me find it. . .
1946 Reds. Their regular outfield was Dain Clay, Al Libke and Eddie Lukon. With 16 teams in the majors there were 48 regular outfielders. If you ranked them 1 through 48, none of the Reds would crack the top 40.