With the off day, recent losing, and impending Cardinals series I ask you the ORG who would be on your Reds Mt. Rushmore? It's a lot more difficult than I had originally thought, below is mine. Feel free to disagree.
Johnny Bench: Career Red, Hall of Famer, multiple MVP Awards and multiple rings. Throw in the World Series MVP and the fact he's the best catcher ever, make him a no-brainier to me. Bench is also the franchise leader in home runs with 389 and RBIs with 1,376.
Pete Rose: A native son who is the all-time hits leader. Not to mention an MVP, two rings, and a World Series MVP. Rose is the club's all-time leader in hits, doubles, total bases, and runs scored. As a Red, he led the league in hits six times, doubles four times, runs scored four times, and batting average three times.
Bucky Walters: Some may argue but, here is my case. The MVP in '39 and led the Reds to the World Series in '40. Walters hurled two complete games in the series, both wins, including a complete game five hit shutout in game six. Walters ranks fourth in Reds history with 160 wins and third in WAR among pitchers at 37.7. In '39 and '40, he led the league in wins, era, innings pitched, era+, and whip.
Barry Larkin: A Hall of Famer, career Red, World Series champion, MVP, and three gold gloves. Also a native son, Larkin is widely recognized as the best shortstop in Reds history (sorry Davey). Larkin is second in team history in hits and runs scored. For his career, he lined 441 doubles, 198 homers, and knocked in 960 runs.
Best of the rest: Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Bid McPhee, Ernie Lombardi, Joey Votto, Sparky Anderson, Frank Robinson, and Joe Nuxhall (his overall impact not just his on field attributes).