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redsupport
08-24-2006, 05:12 PM
Scott Terry
Willie Smith
Mel Queen
Jim Maloney
Eric Milton

Big Klu
08-24-2006, 05:14 PM
Joe Nuxhall has to be on that list.

westofyou
08-24-2006, 05:15 PM
Rube Bressler

Red Leader
08-24-2006, 05:15 PM
What about Tom Seaver. IIRC from my youth, he was a really good hitting pitcher as well.

justincredible
08-24-2006, 05:18 PM
Arroyo has been pretty solid at the plate this year. He has really surprised me. Even if he doesn't get a hit he seems to get some good wood on the ball a lot of the time.

Big Klu
08-24-2006, 05:23 PM
It's too early to tell, but Kyle Lohse looks like a pretty good athlete, which sometimes translates to being a good hitter (for a pitcher).


As I said before, Joe Nuxhall has to be considered.

Tom Seaver is another excellent choice.

Bucky Walters was a very good hitter. Of course, he started his major-league career as a 3B/2B.

westofyou
08-24-2006, 05:27 PM
Maloney used to say that his 100K bonus to sign was 75k for his arm 25k for his bat (IIRC)

TOBTTReds
08-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Jimmy Haynes...wasn't much of a pitcher

CySeymour
08-24-2006, 05:31 PM
When he first came up, Chris Hammond was a pretty good hitter...and Jeff Russell was pretty good, also.

redsupport
08-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Joe Edelen could really rake lifetime .286 what a potent force

redsupport
08-24-2006, 05:38 PM
Brooks Keischnick was a great hitter as a pitcher unfortunately his lifetime average with the reds was .000

Benihana
08-24-2006, 06:21 PM
Bill Gullickson

redsmetz
08-24-2006, 06:27 PM
I just went fishing and Hod Eller batted .280 in 1919, an aberation, but he even had 3 doubles, 3 triples and 1 homer. All the other years were on the Interstate (even though the Interstate didn't exist then in reality).

chicoruiz
08-24-2006, 06:42 PM
Don Newcombe.

VR
08-24-2006, 07:04 PM
Woody Fryman

KittyDuran
08-24-2006, 07:40 PM
Joe Nuxhall has to be on that list."If you swing the bat, you're dangerous". :D Doesn't Nux own the record for most HRs by a Reds pitcher? :confused:

KittyDuran
08-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Don Gullett... didn't he hit a HR in a NLCS?

Hap
08-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Pete Harnisch
Tom Browning
Jose Rijo
Danny Jackson
John Smiley

mth123
08-24-2006, 10:06 PM
Tony Cloninger. Not even close.

westofyou
08-24-2006, 10:09 PM
CINCINNATI REDS
SEASON
MODERN (1900-)
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AT BATS displayed only--not a sorting criteria

OPS YEAR OPS AB
1 Joe Nuxhall 1953 .928 49
2 Red Lucas 1930 .866 113
3 Red Lucas 1926 .844 76
4 Don Newcombe 1958 .837 60
5 Don Newcombe 1959 .811 105
6 Dolf Luque 1926 .803 78
7 Bucky Walters 1939 .790 120
8 Bill Phillips 1902 .789 114
9 Gene Schott 1936 .787 60
10 Carl Mays 1924 .768 83

Cedric
08-24-2006, 10:10 PM
At one time I thought Darren Dreifort would be the best hitting pitcher of all time. I was wrong.

For the Reds I think the best in my lifetime was probably John Smiley. He knew how to handle the bat.

goreds2
08-24-2006, 10:31 PM
Don Gullett... didn't he hit a HR in a NLCS?

Don Gullett gets my vote. (1975 NLCS homerun in game one)

vic715
08-25-2006, 01:39 AM
Probably Bucky Walters.Or Cloninger of the last 40 years.