The “Cincinnati Reds” is a professional American baseball team situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team is part of the Central Division, which plays in the National League (NL) of the Major League Baseball (MLB Tickets).
Established in the year 1881, the team was first named as the Cincinnati Red Stockings and had their first victory against the St. Louis club with a winning record of 12-3. From there, the Reds have had their games in the Cincinnati without any attempt of moving out to play in another city.
The first season of the Reds was successful and by great fortune, the success continued in the 1882 season when the team won their inaugural American Association pennant. The early years of the Red Stockings were filled with victory with the help of the team’s historical players Hick Carpenter (third baseman), Bid McPhee (defense of the future second baseman) and Wil White (pitching 40-game winner), who contributed so much in the list of victories that the Reds had acquired.
On November 14, 1889, the Cincinnati Red Stockings left the American Asssociation (AA) and formally joined the National League (NL) along with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. The two teams had been welcomed with excitement and gladness by the National League (NL), as the league was in need of additional teams to join the Player’s League at that time.
In the beginning of the 20th century, the Reds have had hitting stars Cy Seymour and Sam Crawford. These two had the most winning contributions to the Red’s NL’s history. Most of the team’s victories during their early existence in the National League (NL) had been led by Seymour and Crawford, including the 1905 season.
Although the Reds had several winnings in the early 1960s, the team did not advance to any World Series championships and had acquired a number of losses. In fact, the Reds lost one league pennant against the St. Louis Cardinals in the year 1964.
The 1960s failures of the Reds had led the owner Bill Dewitt’s to sell the key components of his own team. The team continued to walk in failures after the trade, but regained its strength when the “Big Red Machine” of the 1970s arrived.
The “Big Red Machine” began in the year 1970 when the Reds hired the new manager George “Sparky” Anderson. Sparky’s arrival to the team was believed to have embarked a long year of excellence in the baseball field, the team had walked in quick popularity with its given code name known as the “Big Red Machine”.
The Reds started the 1970s with 70 victories of their first 100 games. The team’s most notable offensive players were Tony Perez, Pete Rose, Lee May, Bobby Simpson, Jim McGlothlin and Jonny Bench, plus the veteran players Jim Merritt, Wayne Simpson, Gary Nolan, Clay Carroll, Tony Cloninger, Pedro Borbon and Don Gullet.
In the following decades, the Cincinnati Reds have had various shifts in victories, management and ownership. The team plays their home games at the Great American Ball Park, situated on the 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati. The Ball Park was launched in the year 2003 with its cost amounted to $290 million and a carrying capacity of 42,271.