CINCINNATI -- The Veterans Committee vote for the Hall of Fame always brings about some interesting debate over which former players deserve to be enshrined in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown, and this year won't be any different.

As do many teams, the Reds have more than one former player in the mix. Of the 25 former Major Leaguers on the 2005 Hall of Fame Veterans Committee ballot, four spent time with the Reds. Curt Flood spent two brief seasons with Cincinnati before becoming a star in St. Louis, and Dodgers great Don Newcombe spent just two and a half seasons in the Queen City, so it's tough to envision either of them going in the Hall as Reds.

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Vada Pinson and Carl Mays, however, could.

Mays, a right-handed submariner, won 207 games over a 15-year career (1915 to 1929), spending five seasons each with the Reds, Red Sox and Yankees. He won 20 games five times, once as a Red, and twice led the league in complete games and shutouts.

Mays could also handle a bat, and finished his career with a .268 batting average and 110 RBIs.

Though it's debatable which team Mays would be associated with if he entered the Hall, Pinson would most certainly be considered a Red.

A career .286 hitter, Pinson spent his first 11 seasons with Cincinnati before retiring with 18 Major League seasons under his belt. A terrific all-around player, the outfielder finished his career with 256 home runs, 1,170 RBIs and 305 stolen bases.

He also made four All-Star appearances and won a Gold Glove in 1961, the same year he finished third in the MVP voting and made his only postseason appearance, with the Reds losing to the Yankees in five games.

Results of the vote will be announced on March 2. Any candidate named on 75 percent of veterans' ballots cast will earn induction and be honored in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame Weekend next summer, along with Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg.