The Cincinnati Reds play in Major League Baseball and are based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds have been in nine World Series and won five of them: in 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and most recently in 1990. They have been defeated in seven other series.
Reds fans should feel very proud of their team's history. From 1869 to 1876, when professional baseball was not allowed in the United States, Cincinnati played in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NABPB). In 1877, when major league baseball was once again permitted, the Red Stockings joined the American Association. The Red Stockings were successful right from the beginning, winning the Association championship in its first season. After two more seasons, they lost their star player, Johnny McGinnity, to a rival team as he jumped to the National League. This loss may have been the reason why the Red Stockings were never able to win another title. In 1890, after only one more season in the Association, it collapsed and was replaced by the National League. The Reds have won three NL championships in 1939, 1975, and 1990.
During the off-season, the Reds usually make some changes to their roster, trying to find new players who can help them win games. In 2019, Andy Martino is the manager of the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds are an American baseball team headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds were created in 1882 and compete in the National League (NL). They have five World Series championships (1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and 1990) and nine National League pennants.
Since 2003, the Reds have played their home games at Great American Ball Park. The Cincinnati Reds are a major league baseball club headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are members of the Central Division of the National League (NL). The Reds won the World Series in, beating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
Great American Ball Park is a minor league baseball park in Covington, Kentucky, that has been used by the Reds as their primary home stadium since it was built in 2003. It replaced Riverfront Stadium as the team's main facility and is the first new major league stadium to be built in the Cincinnati area since Paul Brown Stadium opened in 1967. The Reds initially planned to build a new stadium in downtown Cincinnati, but after several years of negotiations with the city broke down and ownership decided to move forward with building a new ballpark in Northern Kentucky.
The Reds have sold out every game they have played at Great American Ball Park during its inaugural season. The team has also sold out many other games during that time period. The highest attendance recorded at Riverfront Stadium was when Barry Larkin made his final appearance as a Red on August 31, 2001. The game received national attention when Larkin was given the honor of retiring both the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs flags prior to the start of the game.
The Reds were created in 1882 and compete in the National League (NL). They have five World Series championships (1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and 1990) and nine National League pennants. The most recent loss occurred in 1995 when the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1. This is their third-worst season behind only 1969 (5th place) and 1890 (last place).
The 1919 World Series was a best-of-seven series played between the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox for the title of world champion. It was the first World Series. The Reds won three out of four games to claim their first championship. It was also the last time all seven games were ever played in one series. The next year, the Chicago White Sox beat the Red Sox in seven games to end the 1920 World Series.
In 1940, the Reds won their second World Series title by defeating the Hitler's Germany's team, the Cleveland Indians, four games to two. The game score was 2-1 Cleveland in favor of the Indians until the ninth inning when Dave Frischhorn hit a ball into right field that two Indians' players attempted to tag but failed to do so causing them to go to their feet while the ball remained in play. A run then scored and the Reds took victory number two.
The 1976 Cincinnati Reds season was a baseball season in the United States. The Reds were the reigning world champions before the season began. They won their second consecutive title by beating the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 1 in the final series of the season. Left-hander Danny Jackson was the winning pitcher in both game five and game six. Joe Morgan was named MVP of the World Series.
The 1975 season was also very successful, as the Reds finished first in the league with a 103-59 record. Outfielder Dave Parker led the team with a.292 batting average and 102 RBIs while Morgan finished second with a.294 average. First baseman Joe Morgan was voted MVP of the League Championship Series vs. San Francisco. He was also voted MVP of the World Series after leading the Reds to their second straight title.
In 2014, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Boston Red Sox four games to one in the final series of the season to win their second consecutive title. Third baseman Mike Schmidt was awarded the MVP award for his efforts during the season. He was joined on the team roster by fellow third basemen Joe Morgan and Tony Perez. First base was manned by Johnny Bench and left field by Pete Rose.
The 1920 Cincinnati Reds season was a baseball season in the United States. With an 82-71 record, the club finished third in the National League, 10 1/2 games behind the Brooklyn Robins. Left fielder Harry "Hammer" McQuade led the team with a.372 batting average and 138 hits. First baseman Pete Rose Jr. had 105 RBIs.
The team was owned by William B. Cox and managed by Fred Hutchinson. They played their home games at Cincinnati's Public Stadium. The stadium was built in 1909 and demolished in 1972. Its final location was on Eden Park Drive near Main Street in Covington, Kentucky. Today's Eden Park is located there.
The Reds made several changes to their roster during the season, including trading away star pitcher Ed Reulbach. Other notable players included first baseman Joe Kelley and outfielder Charlie Gehringer, who both later became members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In addition, 20,000 fans saw Johnny Evers hit his 500th career homer during the season finale against the Chicago Cubs. At the time, it was the most homers by a Red since Harry Walker hit 609 in 1895.
Cox also hired a new manager in Fred Hutchinson, who was known for his expertise in psychology and player development.