• Red Stockings Team Formation

    A third Cincinnati team of the same name was founded in 1881, becoming a founding member of the American Association, a rival league that began play in 1882. That team which is the same franchise of today played for nine seasons in the American Association and won the Association pennant in 1882. The pennant winning club still holds the record for the highest winning percentage of any Reds club to date (.688).

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  • Dropped (Red) Stockings From Name

    In November 1889, the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Brooklyn Dodgers both left the Association for the National League. In the move, the Red Stockings dropped “Stockings” from their name.

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A new Cincinnati Red Stockings team became a charter member of the National League in 1876, five years after the first Red Stockings team.

Established
1882

City
Cincinnati

League History
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1890 – 1999 / National League
1882 – 1889 / American Association

Team History
1958 – Present / Cincinnati Reds
1953 – 1958 / Cincinnati Redlegs
1890 – 1953 / Cincinnati Reds
1882 – 1889 / Cincinnati Red Stockings

Nickname
Red Stockings – The first openly all-professional team was the famous Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869 – 1870.

Championship
World Series  0
1990, 1976, 1975, 1940, 1919

Stadium
2003 – Present / Great American Ball Park
1997 – 2002 / Riverfront Stadium
1996 – 2002 / Cinergy Field
1912 – 1970 / Crosley Field
1912 – 1934 / Redland Field
1902 – 1911 / Palace of the Fans
1894 – 1901 / League Park II
1890 – 1893 / League Park I
1884 – 1889 / American Park
1882 – 1883 / Bank Street Grounds

Owner
2006 – Present / Robert Castellini
1998 – 2006 / Carl Lindner, Jr.
1984 – 1998 / Marge Schott
1980 – 1984 / William & James Williams
1973 – 1980 / Louis Nippert
1967 – 1973 / Francis L. Dale
1961 – 1967 / Bill DeWitt
1933 – 1961 / Powel Crosley, Jr.
1929 – 1933 / Sidney Weil
1927 – 1929 / C. J. McDiarmid
1902 – 1927 / August Herrmann
1890 – 1902 / John T. Brush

1882 – 1890 / Justus Thorner

Who is the greatest Cincinnati Red Stockings?

Retired Number
1 Fred Hutchinson
5 Johnny Bench
8 Joe Morgan
10 Sparky Anderson
11 Barry Larkin
13 Dave Concepción
14 Pete Rose
18 Ted Kluszewski
20 Frank Robinson
24 Tony Pérez
42 Jackie Robinson

Mascot
2007 – Present / Mr. Redlegs
2002 – Present / Gapper

*Blue is this team’s history

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