Tag Archives: Johnny Bench

100 Greatest Baseball Players of All-Time

There have been over 18,000 players since 1901. That means the top 100 players are the top 0.5%. How we play baseball has evolved over time. The fundamentals, however, remain mostly unchanged. I may prefer Willie Mays over Ty Cobb. You prefer Frank Robinson over Hank Aaron. Maybe you like Clemens over Walter Johnson. Making a list like this incredibly

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100 Greatest Catchers of All-Time

Catcher is one of the most difficult positions in all of sports. The list of responsibilities for a catcher is extensive. If a player demonstrates quality defensive ability most teams are willing to accept his shortcomings at the plate. The man who can handle both the defensive and offensive aspects equally well is incredibly rare. Players like Johnny Bench, Yogi

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Cincinnati Reds All-Time Roster

This is the Cincinnati Reds all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least

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Cincinnati Reds Best Single Seasons

This is a list of the Cincinnati Reds best single seasons. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to play at least 51% of games at their position. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting

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1970s All-Decade Team

Major League Baseball during the 1970s usually brings a few things to mind: The Big Red Machine, Charley Finley’s Oakland A’s and those uniforms, Earl Weaver and the Baltimore Orioles, and the beginning of free agency. The 70s was the last decade in which baseball ruled the American sports landscape. Some of the greatest careers in the game’s history ended

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