Yesterday, the voting commenced for voting for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. There are eight former Reds that are on the ballot. Here’s the list of nominees, their stats while donning a Reds uni, and a line or two about their time as a Red.
While with the Reds, Casey was an NL All-Star three times and finished 14th in the 1999 MVP voting. Cowboy spent four seasons in a a Reds uniform. We also know what he does these days.
Casey represented the Reds as an NL All-Star three times during his playing days as a Red. Sean wore the Reds uniform for eight seasons. We’ve heard Casey providing colorful color commentary during a few Reds games this season.
Franco was the Reds closer until 1989 and was named to three All-Star Games in his six years as a Reds player. He also finished 12th in the 1988 NL MVP voting.
Graves was a two-time NL All-Star during nine seasons as a Red. He was also tried as a starter where he started 30 games in two of those seasons.
Hal finished 3rd in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 1990 and 15th in the 1995 MVP voting. He spent parts of ten seasons as a Red.
O’Neill was a Red for parts of eight years before being traded to the Yankees. During his time in Cincy, he was an All-Star in 1991 and finished 19th in the NL MVP voting in 1990.
Sanders was 4th among NL rookes in the ROY voting in 1992 and was selected the the 1995 All-Star Game as well as finished 6th in the NL MVP that season.
Sullivan has the distinction of having four consecutive seasons with 100+ IP as a reliever and five consecutive seasons with 65+ appearances out of the pen. Scott was a member of the Reds (not including his minor league days) for parts of nine seasons.
Voting rules are pretty simple. You can vote for up to three players and, like the All-Star Game ballots, you can vote up to 25 times per e-mail address. To vote for your choices, head over to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum page and click on Hall of Fame or simply click here.