Cincinnati Reds: Top five home runs in team history
By Scott Boyken
Over the course of 150 years of professional baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have had their share of memorable home runs. Let’s recap the five most noteworthy blasts in franchise history.
The Cincinnati Reds record books are littered with prodigious power hitters. Frank Robinson, Ted Kluszewski and George Foster are just a few of the names that rank high on the club’s all-time long ball list. However, did any of those names produce one of the Top Five home runs in franchise history?
Launch angle, exit velocity and bat speed have become synonymous with the round-tripper and scouts have searched for power hitters like never before. The display we saw last August from Aristides Aquino and the record-breaking season 2019 season from Eugenio Suárez are illustrations of the fan’s obsession with the home run.
When you have a history as deep and rich as the Reds, it’s going to be difficult to crack the Top Five. After all, the franchise has been in existence for 150 years, won five World Series titles and made 15 playoff appearances, so there are countless important blasts to choose from.
How difficult was this task? Nearly impossible. Just in the relatively short history of Great American Ball Park, Reds Country has witnessed memorable round trippers from the likes of Adam Dunn, Michael Lorenzen and Scooter Gennett. Enough with all the suspense. Here are the Top Five home runs in Cincinnati Reds franchise history.