This book is a lifetime fan’s view of a history of the Reds since 1961 through the 2016 season, spanning the 1960s, the Big Red Machine, and into the twenty-first century. The book includes numerous charts and scores of statistics that a true Reds fan can appreciate. This book is a journey through time, investigating the aspects of Reds player management. It is also a detailed study of the phenomenon of the “Ex-Reds”, former Reds who showed up in the lineups of other major league teams, The sheer amount of these Ex-Reds is amazing. The quality of some of these Ex-Red ball players (i.e. John Franco, Trevor Hoffman, Josh Hamilton, Paul Konerko) is eye-opening.