There have been several good books published over the past few years about the Cincinnati Reds. If you’re having trouble deciding what to buy for the Reds fan in your life this holiday season, here are a few suggestions:
- Cincinnati Reds Legends by Mike Shannon: If you get no other book, get this one. The artwork is amazing, and it covers the team’s history from the early days through 2014.
- The Hunt for a Reds October by Charles F. Faber and Zacahariah Webb: This book chronicles the 1990 season and profiles the players involved in the last Reds World Championship.
- The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds edited by Mark Armour: Go back 40 years to the Big Red Machine era and revisit the 1975 season and its players.
- Heard But Not Seen by Denny Dressman: This is a short but entertaining book about the 1970 All-Star Game and the infamous Pete Rose/Ray Fosse collision.
- Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski by William A. Cook: One of the most popular Reds players of the 1950s was Ted Kluszewski.
- Double No-Hit by James W. Johnson: This book takes an in-depth look at Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters.
If your Cincinnati Reds fan is not a reader, slap him because books are awesome. And then think about some of the other things you can find that don’t involve too many printed words…
- Funko Pop! Major League Baseball: Mr. Red Vinyl Figure
- “Vintage Baseball” Lightweight Fleece Throw Blanket
- Cincinnati Baseball Heroes playing cards by Hero Decks
- Reds Memories: The Greatest Moments in Cincinnati Reds History DVD
- OYO figures
- 2016 Wall Calendar
I will share some ideas in the coming days for general baseball fans, horror fans, and writers.