Cincinnati Reds award winners and league leaders

This article is a list of baseball players who are Cincinnati Reds players that are winners of Major League Baseball awards and recognitions, Reds awards and recognitions, and/or are league leaders in various statistical areas.

Award winners

National League MVP

National League Rookie of the Year

National League Manager of the Year Award

See footnote[1]

Rawlings Gold Glove Award (NL)

First base
Second base
Third base

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders.
Team (all positions)
Pitcher (in MLB)

Silver Slugger Award (NL)

First base
Second base
Third base

National League Hank Aaron Award

National League Rolaids Relief Man Award

MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards"

Note: These awards were renamed the "GIBBY Awards" in 2010 and then the "Esurance MLB Awards" in 2015.

"GIBBY Awards" Best Bounceback Player

Triple Crown Winner (pitching)

All-Star Game MVP Award

Note: This was re-named the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in 2002.

MLB All-Century Team (1999)

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

  • Pete Rose — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

MLB All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)

Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards NL Most Valuable Player

See: Baseball Prospectus#Internet Baseball Awards

USA Today NL Most Valuable Player

Topps All-Star Rookie teams

  • Note: In 2000, Ken Griffey, Jr, at the time an outfielder for the Reds, was one of ten former Topps All-Star Rookies who were featured in a 40th anniversary "special card insert set" put in all of the regular issues of 2000 Topps All-Star Rookie Team sets. Each of the ten cards featured a current player who was a former Topps All-Star Rookie at their position, and on the back of the card was a list of all the Topps All-Star Rookies who were named at that position.[3]

USA Today Manager of the Year

See footnote[1]

Team championship awards

The Reds were National League Champions and/or World Series Champions in more than just these seasons. However, Major League Baseball did not start awarding the NLCS trophy until 1969, and did not start issuing a World Series trophy until 1967. For the Reds' earlier N.L. pennants and World Series championships, see the team's "Awards and achievements" navigation box.

Other team awards

Other achievements

Cincinnati Reds Players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame

See: Cincinnati Reds § Baseball Hall of Famers

Cincinnati Reds' Team Most Valuable Player (Cincinnati chapter of Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA))

See: Ernie Lombardi Award and Baseball Writers' Association of America § Chapter awards (BBWAA)

Cincinnati Reds' Team Pitcher of the Year (Cincinnati chapter of BBWAA)

See: Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame

Cincinnati Reds retired numbers

See: Cincinnati Reds § Retired numbers

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year

Hickok Belt

See footnote[6]

Fastest Pitch Ever Recorded

  • On September 24, 2010 against the San Diego Padres, Aroldis Chapman was clocked at 105.1 mph, according to pitch f/x, which makes it the fastest pitch ever recorded in Major League Baseball.

National League Statistical Leaders


Batting average

On-base percentage

Slugging percentage



At bats

Plate appearances



  • 1905 – Cy Seymour (219)
  • 1916 – Hal Chase (184)
  • 1917 – Heinie Groh (182)
  • 1938 – Frank McCormick (209)
  • 1939 – Frank McCormick (209)
  • 1940 – Frank McCormick (191)
  • 1955 – Ted Kluszewski (192)
  • 1961 – Vada Pinson (208)
  • 1963 – Vada Pinson (204)
  • 1965 – Pete Rose (209)
  • 1968 – Pete Rose (210)
  • 1970 – Pete Rose (205)
  • 1972 – Pete Rose (198)
  • 1973 – Pete Rose (230)
  • 1976 – Pete Rose (215)

Total bases



Home runs




Stolen bases


Runs created

Extra-base hits

Times on base

  • 1917 – Heinie Groh (261)
  • 1918 – Heinie Groh (219)
  • 1965 – Pete Rose (286)
  • 1968 – Pete Rose (270)
  • 1969 – Pete Rose (311)
  • 1972 – Joe Morgan (282)
  • 1973 – Pete Rose (301)
  • 1974 – Pete Rose (296)
  • 1975 – Pete Rose (310)
  • 1976 – Pete Rose (307)

Hit by pitch

Sacrifice hits

Sacrifice flies

Intentional walks

Grounded into double plays

Caught stealing

At bats per strikeout

At bats per home run





Win-Loss %


Hits allowed/9IP







Games started

Complete games


Home runs allowed

Walks allowed

Hits Allowed

Strikeout to walk


Earned runs allowed

Wild pitches

Hit batsmen

Batters faced

Games finished

See also


  1. ^ a b In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ Spira, Greg (November 9, 2010). "Internet Baseball Awards: National League". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ Topps All-Star Rookie Teams#History
  4. ^ The NLCS Trophy has been re-named the Warren Giles Trophy.
  5. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  6. ^ The Hickok Belt trophy was awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S., from 1950 to 1976.
  7. ^ Stenson Award. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
Aroldis Chapman

Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (Spanish: [aˈɾoldis ˈtʃapman]; born February 28, 1988) is a Cuban-born American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs and in the Cuban National Series for Holguín. Chapman bats and throws left-handed, and is nicknamed the Cuban Missile or the Cuban Flame Thrower.

Chapman pitched for Holguín domestically and internationally for the Cuban national baseball team. He defected from Cuba in 2009 and signed a contract with the Reds in 2010. Chapman made his MLB debut that season. He won the MLB Delivery Man of the Month Award as the best relief pitcher for July 2012, and has been named to four straight National League All-Star teams from 2012 to 2015. The Reds traded Chapman to the Yankees after the 2015 season, and the Yankees traded Chapman to the Cubs during the 2016 season. With the Cubs, Chapman won Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. He signed with the Yankees after the 2016 season.

On July 11, 2014, Chapman broke the record, previously held by Bruce Sutter, for the most consecutive relief appearances with a strikeout, having struck out at least one batter in 40 consecutive appearances. Chapman's streak began on August 21, 2013, and lasted 49 consecutive games over two seasons, with the 49th and final game being on August 13, 2014. He shares (with Jordan Hicks) the record for the fastest recorded pitch speed in MLB history, at 105.1 miles per hour (169.1 km/h), as well as the Guinness World Record for fastest baseball pitch.Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Chapman became the first player to be suspended under MLB's domestic violence policy. Although not charged with a crime, he was suspended for 30 games as a result of "Chapman's use of the firearm and its effect on his partner".

Bubbles Hargrave

Eugene Franklin "Bubbles" Hargrave (July 15, 1892 – February 23, 1969) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Yankees. He won the National League batting title in 1926 while playing for Cincinnati. He was nicknamed "Bubbles" because he stuttered when saying "B" sounds. Bubbles' younger brother, Pinky Hargrave, was also a major league catcher.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an entity established by Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds franchise that pays homage to the team's past through displays, photographs and multimedia. It was instituted in 1958 to recognize the career of former Cincinnati Reds players, managers and front-office executives. It is adjacent to Great American Ball Park on the banks of the Ohio River. Currently, the Hall of Fame section is home to 81 inductees. These inductees include players, managers & executives who were involved in Cincinnati's baseball legacy, which dates back to 1869, the year the original Cincinnati Red Stockings took the field. Inductions take place every other year.

Eric Davis (baseball)

Eric Keith Davis (born May 29, 1962) is an American former center fielder for several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, most notably the Cincinnati Reds, to which he owes his nickname Eric the Red. Davis was 21 years old when he made his major league debut with the Reds on May 19, 1984. Davis spent eight seasons with the Reds and later played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants. A right-handed batter and fielder, Davis was blessed with a mesmerizing combination of athletic ability, including excellent foot and bat speed, tremendous power, and superlative defensive acumen. He became one of baseball's most exciting players during his peak, achieving a number of rare feats. In 1987, he became the first player in major league history to hit three grand slams in one month and the first to achieve at least 30 home runs and 50 stolen bases in the same season.

A native of Los Angeles, California, the Reds selected Davis in the eighth round of the 1980 amateur draft from John C. Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, where he was a heavily recruited college basketball prospect. In his major league career, he often sustained injuries while winning two MLB All-Star Game selections, three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Over a 162-game period spanning June 11, 1986, to July 4, 1987, he batted .308, .406 on-base percentage, .622 slugging percentage with 47 home runs, 149 runs scored, 123 runs batted in (RBI) and 98 stolen bases. In 1990, he became a World Series champion in the Reds' upset and four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics.

A series of injuries derailed what seemed to be an even more promising career as he moved to the Dodgers and then the Tigers, and he retired in 1994. In 1996, Davis successfully restarted his baseball career with the Reds and was named the comeback player of the year. He moved to the Orioles and, despite fighting colon cancer, he had one of his best statistical seasons in 1998. Injuries again slowed Davis over the next few seasons, and he retired for good in 2001.

Along with other business interests, Davis currently works as a roving instructor in the Reds organization.

Ernie Lombardi

Ernesto Natali Lombardi (April 6, 1908 – September 26, 1977), was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, and New York Giants during a career that spanned 17 years, from 1931 through 1947. He had several nicknames, including "Schnozz", "Lumbago", "Bocci", "The Cyrano of the Iron Mask" and "Lom". He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.

Baseball writer Bill James called Lombardi "the slowest man to ever play major league baseball well." The fact that he was so slow spoke to what an outstanding hitter he was. Lombardi was an All-Star for seven seasons, he hit over .300 for ten seasons and finished his major league career with a .306 batting average despite infields playing very deep for the sloth-like baserunner. He is listed at 6'3" and 230 lbs, but he probably approached 300 lbs towards the end of his career. He was also known as a gentle giant, and this made him hugely popular among Cincinnati fans.

Joey Votto

Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007.

Votto is a six-time MLB All-Star, a seven-time Tip O'Neill Award winner, and two-time Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada's athlete of the year. In 2010, he won the National League (NL) MVP Award and the NL Hank Aaron Award. Among all active players at the end of the 2018 season, he was first in career on-base percentage (.427), second in OPS (.957) and walks (1,104), and fourth in batting average (.311).

Johnny Bench

Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is an American former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench is a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player. He was a key member of the Big Red Machine that won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two consecutive World Series championships. Known for his prowess on both offense and defense, ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history.

Key personnel
World Series Championships (5)
National League pennants (9)
AA pennants (1)
Division titles (10)
Minor league affiliates

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