2. All-time best Reds starting lineup: Joe Morgan, 2B
Batting second and playing second base will be the Little General, Joe Morgan. Believe it or not, another player from way back in Reds history gave Morgan a run for his money.
Morgan finished his Reds career with 57.9 bWAR, which is just outside the Top 5 in team history. But just behind Morgan is fellow second baseman Bid McPhee. With all due respect to Morgan, McPhee fielded his position without the aid of a baseball mitt.
McPhee (52.3 bWAR), suited up in Cincinnati for 18 years, and outside of a brief stint at third base in 1889, played his entire career at the keystone. McPhee completed his career with a .272 batting average and 1,072 runs batted in.
Great as McPhee was, no one is taking second base away from arguably the best to do ever do it. Joe Morgan played eight of his 22 major league seasons in the Queen City and has been honored with his number hanging high above Great Amereican Ball Park and a statue out in front of the stadium.
Joe Morgan finished his major league career with 100.4 bWAR, two MVPs, two World Championships, five Gold Gloves, and 10 All-Star appearances. Morgan was one of the best to ever do it and is unquestionably the starting second baseman on this all-time Reds team.