Ranking every Reds player who's had his jersey retired

Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14
Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14 / Joe Robbins/GettyImages
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8. Reds first baseman Ted Kluszewski (No. 18)

Ted Kluszewski might be known more for his jersey with the cutoff sleeves than his actual career, but that's a shame, because Big Klu was one of the most feared hitters throughout his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds.

Kluszewski played for 16 seasons, 11 of which came as a member of the Reds. Kluszewski hit over 250 home runs during his Cincinnati career and recorded 886 RBIs. In 1954, Kluszewski led the National League with 49 blasts.

Kluszewski was a four-time All-Star and was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1962. Big Klu may be one of the most under-appreciated players of his era. Kluszewski retired with a toal of 279 home runs, and his 251 as a Red rank him sixth all-time in team history.

Kluszewski ranks in the Top 10 in Reds history in RBIs as well, just ahead of the great George Foster and slightly behind longtime Cincinnati shortstop Dave Concepcion. Ted Kluszewski had his jersey number retired in 1998. Could you imagine being a pitcher during the mid-1950s and facing the likes of Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, and Wally Post?

Kluszewski may be remembered more for his fashion statement than his production, but his No. 18 is hanging above Great American Ball Park and denotes his success while in a Reds uniform.