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    20 Years Ago - Reds win 96 games

    and still miss the playoffs! That is the most in the last 20 years. Greg Vaughn had 45 Jacks and the team featured:

    G. AB. H. AVG. HR RBIs
    C Eddie Taubense 126 424 132 .311 21 87
    1B Sean Casey 151 594 197 .332 25 99
    2B Pokey Reese 149 585 167 .285 10 52
    3B Aaron Boone 139 472 132 .280 14 72
    SS Barry Larkin 161 583 171 .293 12 75
    LF Greg Vaughn 153 550 135 .245 45 118
    CF Mike Cameron 146 542 139 .256 21 66
    RF Michael Tucker 133 296 75 .253 11 44

    Only to be out done by the 1993 Giants who notched 103 victories and did not make the post season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redswin View Post
    and still miss the playoffs! That is the most in the last 20 years. Greg Vaughn had 45 Jacks and the team featured:

    G. AB. H. AVG. HR RBIs
    C Eddie Taubense 126 424 132 .311 21 87
    1B Sean Casey 151 594 197 .332 25 99
    2B Pokey Reese 149 585 167 .285 10 52
    3B Aaron Boone 139 472 132 .280 14 72
    SS Barry Larkin 161 583 171 .293 12 75
    LF Greg Vaughn 153 550 135 .245 45 118
    CF Mike Cameron 146 542 139 .256 21 66
    RF Michael Tucker 133 296 75 .253 11 44

    Only to be out done by the 1993 Giants who notched 103 victories and did not make the post season!

    "That was one of the most tight-knit teams that I've ever been on," he said. "On and off the field. We just marched to our own drum and it was special. But I can't take the credit for it. (Barry) Larkin is Mr. Cincinnati. And also, the young guys on that team, you gotta tip your hat to them because they were willing to listen, embrace it, and get better."

    ~ Greg Vaughn


    The pitching staff had 17 pitchers and 9 separate starters over the season, three relievers account for 22% of the IP. The Reds scored more runs in that year than any other year, but it was huge hitting year league wide.

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    Sean Casey 1999 - .332/.399/.539/.938 OPS+ = 132
    Lee May - 1968 - .290/.337/.469/.805 OPS+ = 135

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    Re: 20 Years Ago - Reds win 96 games

    Quote Originally Posted by redswin View Post
    and still miss the playoffs! That is the most in the last 20 years. Greg Vaughn had 45 Jacks and the team featured:

    G. AB. H. AVG. HR RBIs
    C Eddie Taubense 126 424 132 .311 21 87
    1B Sean Casey 151 594 197 .332 25 99
    2B Pokey Reese 149 585 167 .285 10 52
    3B Aaron Boone 139 472 132 .280 14 72
    SS Barry Larkin 161 583 171 .293 12 75
    LF Greg Vaughn 153 550 135 .245 45 118
    CF Mike Cameron 146 542 139 .256 21 66
    RF Michael Tucker 133 296 75 .253 11 44

    Only to be out done by the 1993 Giants who notched 103 victories and did not make the post season!
    1974 Reds had 98 wins and missed the playoffs. Also, Dmitri Young was more featured than Michael Tucker.

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    The three headed monster in right field was pretty good.
    Go Gators!

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    loved that team - was a special group

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    I quibble with the "didn't make the playoffs" part of it. They made on a one-game wild card playoff, which they lost because it turned into an Al Leiter vs. Steve Parris matchup. If they were in the same position this year, they would be counted as officially having made the playoffs. It was a bummer because everyone seemed to agree that team would have been a bear in a postseason series. Yet those Reds did have a playoff game. The '99 Reds made the playoffs every bit as a much as the '13 Reds did.

    What hurt prior to that Mets game was the Reds dropped two of three in their final series of the season in Milwaukee. They blew a 3-0 lead in one game, losing 4-3 in 10 innings. The bullpen misfired and the middle of the lineup left a pile of runners on base. Then they got smacked around in a 10-6 loss. It meant Pete Harnisch had to start the last game of the season, making him unavailable for the wild card playoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I quibble with the "didn't make the playoffs" part of it. They made on a one-game wild card playoff, which they lost because it turned into an Al Leiter vs. Steve Parris matchup. If they were in the same position this year, they would be counted as officially having made the playoffs. It was a bummer because everyone seemed to agree that team would have been a bear in a postseason series. Yet those Reds did have a playoff game. The '99 Reds made the playoffs every bit as a much as the '13 Reds did.

    What hurt prior to that Mets game was the Reds dropped two of three in their final series of the season in Milwaukee. They blew a 3-0 lead in one game, losing 4-3 in 10 innings. The bullpen misfired and the middle of the lineup left a pile of runners on base. Then they got smacked around in a 10-6 loss. It meant Pete Harnisch had to start the last game of the season, making him unavailable for the wild card playoff.
    Even more painful about that weekend was that the Pirates couldn't beat the Mets once and do the Reds a solid... two of the Pirates-Mets games were won by NY on walkoffs. Meanwhile the Reds were peeing down their legs. It was horrible.

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    1999 is my favorite Reds team ever. I was 15 years old and life was easy. Ah the good old days...

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    I had just moved here in early September. It was such a rush getting settled, starting a new job, getting to know the city. And the Reds were having an awesome year! And I could go to games pretty much anytime I wanted and if I didn't, they were on TV - for the most part. The MIL series was a killer but it may not have mattered if they had took care of business in that HOU series. It was very easy to get tickets to the WC game. They didn't play well - due mainly to Leiter's pitching - but at the end of the game there was such affection from the fans toward the players and vice versa. Players were giving away their batting gloves and other things and the fans gave them a curtain call and everyone thought there were nothing but good times ahead.
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    It was the second year that the games were available on the internet and the first year since the 1950's that the Reds didn't have TV games on Broadcast TV, mostly because the advertisers refused to pay the $$ that would assure that the Reds wouldn't lose money (they estimated it cost 50K to broadcast a game) they were the only team that year, I'm pretty sure no teams do that now.

    It pissed Marty off....

    “I’m stunned, if this was a trend, I’d say there’s something to it . But why is this the only team in baseball in this situation? I’m a firm believer in what goes around, come around, there’s going to be a time when’ this team’s games are in demand. And, if I’m the man in charge, I’m going to make them pay dearly to get them.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fil3232 View Post
    1999 is my favorite Reds team ever. I was 15 years old and life was easy. Ah the good old days...
    It’s the favorite in my lifetime and I remember 1990....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old school 1983 View Post
    It’s the favorite in my lifetime and I remember 1990....
    My theory is that the 1956 and the 1999 get extra love because it was unexpected on the heels of several losing seasons, each had lots of slugging, questionable starters, were thought by the community to be like family (close knit, void of huge superstars, approachable) They duked it out to the very end and lost in the last week. The next year was a disappointment and then the next as well and the next, managers left, new players came in.

    It was like a summer romance full of lust and joy, then it was over and always remembered, discussed and longed for.

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