Bronson Arroyo receives organization's highest honor with election to Reds Hall of Fame

Cincinnati Reds legend Bronson Arroyo
Cincinnati Reds legend Bronson Arroyo / Jonathan Daniel/GettyImages

One of Reds Country's most likable players, Bronson Arroyo, received the organization's highest honor this past week and has been elected to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

Arroyo was traded to the Reds prior to the 2006 season. After being part of the 2004 Boston Red Sox team that broke the curse and won the World Series, Arroyo was dealt to the Reds in exchange for former Cincinnati slugger Wily Mo Peña.

Once he arrived, Arroyo became a fixture in the Reds rotation for eight years. From 2006-2013, Arroyo went 105-94 with a 4.05 ERA and started 265 games. Arroyo was the definition of a workhorse.

Former pitcher Bronson Arroyo elected to Reds Hall of Fame.

Bronson Arroyo was one of five players included on the 2023 Modern Player Hall of Fame ballot. Arroyo, along with former rotation mate Aaron Harang, Gold Glove Award-winning third baseman Scott Rolen, closer Francisco Cordero, and infielder Aaron Boone.

The Reds Hall of Fame was founded in 1958 and with the addition of Arroyo, its membership will now be sitting at 91. Arroyo will be the 29th pitcher enshrined, joining such Reds greats as Jack Billingham, Pedro Borbón, and Don Gullett.

Bronson Arroyo ranks sixth in Cincinnati Reds history with 1,157 punch outs. Arroyo pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 and then missed the entirety of the 2015 and 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Arroyo returned to pitch his final major league season in the city of Cincinnati at the age of 40. That year, Arryo's farewell tour, saw the right-hander go 3-7 and post 7.35 ERA in just 71 innings. Outside of just one season (2011) in which he threw 199 innings, Arroyo eclipsed 200 innings pitched every season that he was in a Reds uniform.

Bronson Arroyo is very deserving of this honor and will be enshrined into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame sometime next summer. Congratulations!

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