Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds: Biggest, most important, impactful homers in franchise history

Reds: Biggest homers in franchise history

We do this every year in honor of Home Run Derby.

I put together a partial list of the biggest, most important, impactful homers in franchise history

How would you rank them?

If you have video of a homer you think should be on the list please email it to

July 11, 1967

Tony Pérez’s 15th-inning homer lifts the NL to a 2-1 win in the All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium.

Johnny Bench bottom 9th HR to tie Game 5 NLCS vs Pirates, 1972

Down 3-0 in the 6th inning, Tony Perez 2-run HR Game 7 1975 World Series

Johnny Bench, Game 4 1976 World Series

Dave Concepcion HR in 1982 All-Star game

Bench HR on Johnny Bench Night 1983

Eric Davis, Game 1 1990 World Series

Mark Lewis pinch-hit grand slam in Game 3 NLDS vs Dodgers, 1995

Barry Larkin becomes first SS in ML history with 30 HR's and 30 SB's, 1996

Reds hit nine home runs vs Phillies at Veterans Stadium, 1999

Ken Griffey Jr bottom 11th inside-the-park winner vs Cardinals, 2001

Ken Griffey Jr hits career HR 500 vs Cardinals, 2004

Adam Dunn hits 533-foot homer, longest in GABP history, 2004

Joe Randa walk-off home run on Opening Day 2005

Adam Dunn walk-off grand slam beats Indians, June 30, 2006

Jay Bruce HR to clinch NL Central, 2010

Ramon Hernandez walk-off three-run homer to beat Milwaukee Opening Day 2011

Brandon Phillips, July 15, 2011 vs the Cardinals.

Joey Votto walk-off grand slam, three home run day, vs Nationals, May 13, 2012

Todd Frazier homers for Teddy Kremer, 2012

Devin Mesoraco/Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back HR's off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, 2013

Todd Frazier wins Home Run Derby, July 13, 2015

Michael Lorenzen homers following the death of his father, August 2016.

Scooter Gennett hits four home runs vs Cardinals, June 6, 2016

Derek Dietrich three-run homer game vs Pirates, May 28, 2019

Holy, Hal!

July 1, 1973: Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton is one strike from dropping the Reds 12 games out of 1st place when third string catcher Hal King hits a stunning homer to give the Reds 4-3 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Reds won the nightcap in 10 innings on a Tony Perez two-run double. The night jump started the Reds to a record of 60-26 the rest of the way to win the NL West.

Pete Rose game-winning homer in Game 4 of 1973 NLCS vs Mets (2:48 MARK)

1976 NLCS Game 3: George Foster and Johnny Bench hit back-to-back homers to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th

Joey Votto homers and gives bat and jersey to young cancer patient, Superbubz, September 2017

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