Best position-player seasons in Reds history

CINCINNATI — A franchise that has spanned 151 years of existence, the Reds have produced several legendary teams, all-time great players and even more superlative individual seasons. As part of an ongoing series from MLB.com that ranks the best of the best, here are the Reds’ top five individual seasons

CINCINNATI — A franchise that has spanned 151 years of existence, the Reds have produced several legendary teams, all-time great players and even more superlative individual seasons.

As part of an ongoing series from MLB.com that ranks the best of the best, here are the Reds’ top five individual seasons by a position player:

1. Joe Morgan, 1975
The 1975 season was the pinnacle of the Big Red Machine, and Morgan won the first of two consecutive National League Most Valuable Player Awards. Morgan’s 11.0 Wins Above Replacement was the best season among any modern-era Reds player. The future Hall of Famer batted .327 and led the Majors in OBP (.466), OPS (.974), OPS+ (169) and walks (132) while notching 67 stolen bases as the Reds went on to win their first World Series title since 1940. Besides being a no-brainer for the NL All-Star team, Morgan also won his third of five consecutive Gold Glove Awards at second base. Morgan followed that up with a 9.6 WAR and a 1.020 OPS in ‘76 that led the Majors while batting .320 with 60 steals as Cincinnati went on to…

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