Red Stockings 1882

1882 - 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).