Cincinnati Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio.wikipedia
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The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati is home to three major sports teams: the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball; the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League; and FC Cincinnati, currently playing in the second division United Soccer League but moving to Major League Soccer (Division 1) in 2019.

Riverfront Stadium

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The team plays its home games at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 replacing Riverfront Stadium.
Riverfront Stadium, also known as Cinergy Field from 1996 to 2002, was a multi-purpose stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States that was the home of the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball from 1970 through 2002 and the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League from 1970 to 1999.

National League West

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The Reds played in the NL West division from 1969 to 1993, before joining the Central division in 1994.
Given all of this, the owners of the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds consented to being placed into the West Division, even though Atlanta and Cincinnati are both in the Eastern Time Zone.

Great American Ball Park

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The team plays its home games at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 replacing Riverfront Stadium.
Great American Ball Park is a baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is the home field of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.

World Series

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They have won five World Series titles, nine NL pennants, one AA pennant, and 10 division titles.
In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals have appeared in 19 and won 11, the New York/San Francisco Giants have played in 20 and won 8, the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in 20 and won 6, and the Cincinnati Reds have appeared in 9 and won 5.

Sam Crawford

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At the start of the 20th century, the Reds had hitting stars Sam Crawford and Cy Seymour.
Samuel Earl Crawford (April 18, 1880 – June 15, 1968), nicknamed "Wahoo Sam", was a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers from 1899 to 1917.

Crosley Field

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In 1912, the club opened a new steel-and-concrete ballpark, Redland Field (later to be known as Crosley Field).
It was the home field of the National League's Cincinnati Reds from 1912 through June 24, 1970, and the original Cincinnati Bengals football team, members of the second (1937) and third American Football League (1940–41).

Cy Seymour

At the start of the 20th century, the Reds had hitting stars Sam Crawford and Cy Seymour.
From 1896 through 1913, Seymour played for the New York Giants (1896–1900, 1906–1910), Baltimore Orioles (1901–1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902–1906) and Boston Braves (1913).

Bid McPhee

Led by the hitting of third baseman Hick Carpenter, the defense of future Hall of Fame second baseman Bid McPhee, and the pitching of 40-game-winner Will White, the Reds won the inaugural AA pennant in 1882.
He played 18 seasons in the majors, from until, all for the Cincinnati Reds franchise.

Heinie Groh

The 1919 team had hitting stars Edd Roush and Heinie Groh while the pitching staff was led by Hod Eller and left-hander Harry "Slim" Sallee.
He played as a third baseman in Major League Baseball, spending nearly his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants.

Black Sox Scandal

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By 1920, the "Black Sox" scandal had brought a taint to the Reds' first championship.
The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein.

Eppa Rixey

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Eppa Rixey, Dolf Luque and Pete Donohue were pitching stars, but the offense never lived up to the pitching.
Eppa Rixey Jr. (May 3, 1891 – February 28, 1963), nicknamed "Jephtha", was an American left-handed pitcher who played 21 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1933.

Larry MacPhail

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Powel Crosley, Jr., an electronics magnate who, with his brother Lewis M. Crosley, produced radios, refrigerators, and other household items, bought the Reds out of bankruptcy in 1933, and hired Larry MacPhail to be the General Manager.
He served as an executive with several professional baseball teams, including the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees.

Powel Crosley Jr.

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Powel Crosley, Jr., an electronics magnate who, with his brother Lewis M. Crosley, produced radios, refrigerators, and other household items, bought the Reds out of bankruptcy in 1933, and hired Larry MacPhail to be the General Manager.
He was also a pioneer in radio broadcasting, and a former owner of the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team.

American Association (19th century)

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They were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 and joined the NL in 1890.
The Pirates moved to the NL after the 1886 season, the Bridegrooms/Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds after the 1889 season, and the Browns/Cardinals after the American Association folded following the 1891 season.

Edd Roush

The 1919 team had hitting stars Edd Roush and Heinie Groh while the pitching staff was led by Hod Eller and left-hander Harry "Slim" Sallee.
He played the majority of his career at center field, led the National League in hitting twice, and had his best years with the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob Bescher

In 1911, Bob Bescher stole 81 bases, which is still a team record.
Born in London, Ohio, he played his best seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, and was one of the National League's best base stealers during his time.

Johnny Vander Meer

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Johnny Vander Meer became the only pitcher in major league history to throw back-to-back no-hitters in 1938.
He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds.

Paul Derringer

Thanks to Vander Meer, Paul Derringer and second baseman/third baseman-turned-pitcher Bucky Walters, the Reds had a solid pitching staff.
Samuel Paul Derringer (October 17, 1906 – November 17, 1987) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three National League teams from 1931 to 1945, primarily the Cincinnati Reds.

Ted Kluszewski

Ted Kluszewski was the NL home run leader in 1954.
He spent most of his 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Cincinnati Reds as a first baseman.

Joe Nuxhall

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In 1944, Joe Nuxhall (who was later to become part of the radio broadcasting team), at age 15, pitched for the Reds on loan from Wilson Junior High school in Hamilton, Ohio.
Joseph Henry Nuxhall (July 30, 1928 – November 15, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, mostly for the Cincinnati Reds.

Frank McCormick

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Frank McCormick was the 1940 NL MVP.
Nicknamed "Buck" in honor of Frank Buck, he played for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves from 1934 to 1948.

Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1938.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, and New York Giants during a career that spanned 17 years, from 1931 through 1947.

Slim Sallee

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The 1919 team had hitting stars Edd Roush and Heinie Groh while the pitching staff was led by Hod Eller and left-hander Harry "Slim" Sallee.
He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of fourteen seasons (1908–1921) with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds.

Vada Pinson

By 1961, Robinson was joined by Vada Pinson, Wally Post, Gordy Coleman, and Gene Freese.
He played as a center fielder in Major League Baseball for 18 years, from 1958 through 1975, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds, for whom he played from 1958 to 1968.