In his first at-bat as a Cincinnati Red on Opening Day of 1969, Bobby Tolan smacked a home run into the Sun Deck of Crosley Field off Don Drysdale. It was the start of a stellar four-year run for Tolan, who was the heir apparent to the centerfield position vacated with the trade of Reds […]

Every spring, even the most cynical fans allow for fleeting moments of optimism. After all, projections are based on past performance, and there’s always the possibility of multiple players having breakout seasons and carrying their teams to unexpected postseason glory. It happens nearly every year – prior to last season, for example, Baseball Prospectus guesstimated […]

Daniel Matthews has contributed here at Redleg Nation a few times previously (here is his most recent contribution), and we’re always happy to have his perspective. Enjoy! No, it’s not our beloved Redlegs’ 2-1 defeat of the Oakland A’s in Game 4 of the 1990 World Series to complete the sweep. It’s the last two […]

Some time ago, we named the top ten catchers in Reds history. It’s time now for the second installment in our “Top Ten” series. Today, we’re going to look at the ten greatest first baseman in the long and illustrious history of the Cincinnati Reds. 1. Joey Votto. 2007-present. This is going to be the […]

It’s nearly Christmas and, as such, we should spend time thinking about the greatest gift baseball has given us in the last decade. I speak, of course, of Joey Votto. (Okay, okay, he’s probably really second behind Johnny Cueto’s Instagram). We’ve pretty much all been on Hall of Fame watch with Votto since 2010. We […]

All the speculation on whether Bryan Price would return to the Reds as their manager has now concluded. He will be back next year for sure, with an option year included. To most involved with Redleg Nation, we see that as eminently fair. Price hasn’t had the benefit of really playing with a full deck […]

Before the 1961 season started, Reds General Manager Bill DeWitt made a trade and acquired a third baseman by the name of Gene Freese. He acquired Freese from the Chicago White Sox for Cal McLish and Juan Pizzaro. This one was a steal. DeWitt’s trade was a big part in the Reds success that year. […]

This submission is from reader Todd McDorman. With this post, I think we’ve probably run the gamut of opinions on the Hit King. The raucous capacity crowd greeted their favorite son with a hero’s welcome. The adulation continued for minutes. First, for the anniversary of the returning 1976 World Championship team. Then, for the retirement […]

On September 7, 1986, the Cincinnati Reds played the Chicago Cubs on a “getaway” day. It was a Sunday and the second place Reds were heading off to take on the first place Houston Astros after playing the Cubs that day. Cincinnati’s pitching ace, Bill Gullickson, was on the mound that day. Pitching for Chicago […]

Baseball is back. Over the years, I’ve been known to wax eloquent during the spring about the return of baseball. Some of those years, there was real excitement over a possible pennant race for the ol’ Redlegs. Other years…well, we have to dig a little deeper to find reasons to look forward to the baseball […]

Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothing new to readers of this web site or to Reds fans in general. 29 […]

The Reds play the Arizona Diamondbacks today in Goodyear at 4:05 p.m. ET. You can hear it on WLW-700 radio. Here’s the lineup: Billy Hamilton CF Eugenio Suarez 3B Joey Votto 1B Brandon Phillips 2B Jay Bruce RF Devin Mesoraco C Zack Cozart SS Scott Schebler LF Brandon Finnegan P Today marks the first game […]