Fans can now vote between five great players in Cincinnati Reds history to induct into the Reds Hall of Fame. You can vote for your favorite nominee by visiting the Reds Museum Hall of Fame Voting Page. The five nominees are: Jeff Brantley, John Franco, Reggie Sanders, Ken Griffey Jr., and Danny Graves. All of these players have had a huge impact on the Cincinnati Reds as well as the city they represented. Let’s take a quick look at each nominee.
Pitcher Jeff Brantley played in Cincinnati for four years with a 2.64 ERA in 185 games with a record of 11-11. In the 1995 post season he won against the Los Angeles Dodgers but won against the Atlanta Braves where he was credited for the save. He was also an All Star in 1990.
Left handed pitcher John Franco played 6 years in Cincinnati with a record of 42-30 and a 2.49 ERA in 393 games. He’s credited with nearly 150 saves and in 528 innings pitched. He was an All Star in 4 seasons as well as an MVP in 1988.
Outfielder Reggie Sanders played 8 years in Cincinnati with 105 games under his belt. While playing for the Reds Sanders had 125 home runs as well as 158 stolen bases. He also is credited with 499 runs and 781 hits. His career with the Reds also consists of a .271 batting average and a .353 OBP.
Ken Griffey Jr. played Center Field for the Cincinnati Reds for 9 years. Though his career in Cincinnati was plagued with injuries, he is credited with a .270 batting average, 210 home runs, 602 RBI’s, .362 OBP in 945 games. When he arrived in Cincinnati fans were elated and had high hopes. These numbers would be much higher if he hadn’t had all those injuries preventing him from being 100%.
Right handed pitcher Danny Graves wore a Cincinnati Reds uniform for 9 years that included a record of 39-43. He’s credited with 465 games, 733 IP, a .394 ERA and two years as an All Star.
Hopefully this article helps you make your decision as to who you will be voting for. All of the nominees deserve to be admitted into the Reds’ Hall of Fame (and don’t get me started on Pete Rose). I’m not sure yet who I’ll be voting for but gathering these stats will definitely help me make my final decision.