by: Dan Howard
I have an unusual hobby. I’ve been keeping journals of Cincinnati Reds games since 1991. It started when my brother-in-law gave me a weekly planner and I got an idea to hand write the 1991 Reds schedule in it, and as they say, the rest is history. I now have a nice collection of 22 heavily used weekly planners in my archives (an old shoebox).
It seems that top 10 lists are all the rage these days. Everywhere you look there’s a top 10 list somewhere. Top 10 baseball players of today, top 10 World Series, top 10 Super Bowl games, top 10 bubble gum blowers, etc. I got sucked into the vortex of top 10 lists and I came up with my own, but with a twist (pun intended). In honor of Great American Ballpark’s 10th anniversary, I’ve come up with, in my opinion, the best 25 Reds wins since GABP opened in 2003.
The research for this list was exhausting. I examined over 800 games, narrowing the initial list to 77. From those, I chose the 25 based on the event...