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The Cincinnati Reds have been thrilling fans in Cincinnati and the surrounding area since 1869. The Reds (originally know as the Red Stockings) were the first organized club in major league history!
The Club has a very colorful history spanning the length of their existence. From the “Black Sox” scandal of the 1919 World Series to the glory years of the Big Red Machine, the Wire to Wire team that won the 1990 World Series up to their success under Manager Dusty Baker the Reds have been an integral part of Major League Baseball.
Many of baseball’s greatest players were members of the Cincinnati Reds. Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Dave Concepcion, Tony Perez, Barry Larkin, Tom Seaver, Frank Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr & Sr, Tom Browning, Vada Pinson, Jose Rijo, Paul O’ Neil, Aaron Boone and a long list of others played for Cincinnati.
After playing at Crosley Field for 58 years the team moved to Riverfront Stadium (which they shared with the Cincinnati Bengals) in 1970 and have been playing at Great American Ball Park since 2003.
Cincinnati has been host to the All Star Game in 1938, 1953, 1970, 1988 and most recently in 2015.
After the Reds’ disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2013 National League Wild Card game, the team fired Baker and have spent the past couple of seasons rebuilding. Under the continued leadership and champion level play of Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce along with a strong pitching staff, The Reds hope to be a playoff contender in 2016.
The baseball tradition runs deep here in Cincinnati. The fans throughout the area are very loyal and the team draws consistently high attendance for home games. The city’s personality, love of baseball and the environment at Great American Ball Park combine for an exciting and memorable trip to the ballgame! A Reds victory makes things even better!
For more information visit: cincinnati.reds.mlb.com
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