I saw a thread like this going on over in the Sun Deck and decided to start one here to get ORG's opinion. ESPN had the Reds greatest HR's on Baseball Tonight last night. I didn't know they were doing this or I would have watched. They list as their top three:
Tony Perez's Game 6 homer in the 1975 World Series
Johnny Bench's Game 5 homer in the 1972 NLCS
Ken Griffeys inside the park homer in 2001
I think I would reverse Perez's and Bench's homer. I think Bench's HR was the most clutch HR I have ever seen for the Reds. Reds down one run in the 9th against one of the better closers in the NL and on the brink of elimination. Can't get a lot better than that unless you named Mazeroski.
I honestly don't remember Griffey's HR as it came during a very bad time in my life and I wasn't paying much attention to baseball at that time.
What would your top three HR's be for the Reds?
Bench HR in game 5 of the 1972 NLCS
Perez's HR in Game 7 of the 1975 WS
Eric Davis's HR in Game one of the 1990 WS