A report on Crosley Field

Crosley Field in 1969, its final full season.
Redland Field c. 1920
Crosley's lights are visible in this photo, taken in the late 1940s.
Aerial view of Crosley Field c. 1970.
The Crosley Field scoreboard with the Longines clock and the left field terrace. This photo was taken during the first game of a Reds/St. Louis Cardinals doubleheader on June 9, 1968. The Reds' Alex Johnson is in left field, and Lou Brock is at bat. Brock hit a fly ball to center for the second out, but the next nine Cardinals reached base safely, scoring ten runs. The Cards won the game 10-8.
The terrace in 1946.
Memorial
Memorial
Historical images
Second base
First base
Home plate
Mural
Stadium light post
Road sign

Major League Baseball park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

- Crosley Field
Crosley Field in 1969, its final full season.

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Cincinnati Reds

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American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1909
Hall of famer Edd Roush led Cincinnati to the 1919 World Series.
Ted Kluszewski (1953)
Crosley Field (pictured in 1969), the Reds' home stadium from 1912 to 1970
Riverfront Stadium (pictured in 1974), the home stadium of the Reds from 1970 to 2002
Pete Rose at bat in a game at Dodger Stadium during the 1970s
George Foster slugged 52 home runs in 1977, earning the NL MVP award.
Eric Davis in 1990
Opening day at Riverfront Stadium, 1995
Great American Ball Park, the Reds' home stadium since 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. played in his hometown of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2008.
Joey Votto, first baseman (2007–present)
Great American Ball Park opened in 2003 along the Ohio River.
Logo (1915–1919)
Scott Rolen wearing the current Reds away uniform, featuring classic lettering.
Barry Larkin playing in Riverfront Stadium in 1990
Frank Robinson
Eppa Rixey
Ernie Lombardi
The Ohio Cup trophy
Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame "voice of the Reds"

In 1912, the club opened Redland Field (renamed Crosley Field in 1934), a new steel-and-concrete ballpark.

Kluszewski in 1954.

Ted Kluszewski

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American professional baseball player known for his bulging biceps and mammoth home runs in the 1950s decade.

American professional baseball player known for his bulging biceps and mammoth home runs in the 1950s decade.

Kluszewski in 1954.
Kluszewski showing his famous short sleeves

Kluszewski recorded his first hit on Sept. 23 at Crosley Field, an RBI single off Chicago Cubs starter Hank Wyse in the fifth inning.

Cincinnati Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati.

Pro-Bowl TE Bob Trumpy
Riverfront Stadium, home of the Bengals from 1970 to 1999
A ticket for the 1988–89 AFC Championship Game
The Bengals played against the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI (pictured) and XXIII, but lost in both games.
Cincinnati wide receiver, Chad Johnson (#85)
Cincinnati's uniform design from 1968 to 1980
Bengals uniforms used from 2004 to 2020

He ultimately chose the former when a deal between the city, Hamilton County, and Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds (who were seeking a replacement for the obsolete Crosley Field) was struck that resulted in an agreement to build a multipurpose stadium which could host both baseball and football games.

The Stadium in 1980

Riverfront Stadium

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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.

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.

The Stadium in 1980
The turf infield and dirt "slide pits" can be seen in this April 1995 photograph.
Cinergy Field after the left and center field stands were removed.
Cinergy Field during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on August 23, 2001. Construction of Great American Ballpark is visible in the background.
December 29, 2002 implosion.
The Riverfront Stadium site in June 2006. This photo was taken from the western concourse of Great American Ball Park. The Reds' Hall of Fame and Museum, Main Street, and the Cincinnati Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium is in the distance.
The logo the Reds used in 2002 for their final season at Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field.
Riverfront Stadium during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the Chicago Cubs on May 23, 1988.
Riverfront Stadium in July 1974
Riverfront Stadium in 1992
Cinergy Field during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the New York Mets on April 27, 2001.

The Reds moved to Riverfront Stadium midway through the 1970 season, after spending over 86 years at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western Avenue – the last 57½ of those years at Crosley Field.

Great American Ball Park in 2013

Great American Ball Park

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Baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Great American Ball Park in 2013
A view of Great American Ball Park, including The Gap.
The centerfield "smokestacks"
View from behind home plate.
Great American Ball Park at night
Great American Ball Park on May 23, 2016, for the Reds vs. Seattle Mariners

In honor of Crosley Field, the Cincinnati Reds' home park from 1912 to June 1970, a monument reminiscent of the park's infamous left field terrace was built on the main entrance plaza on Joe Nuxhall Way; statues of Crosley-era stars Nuxhall, catcher Ernie Lombardi, first baseman Ted Kluszewski, and outfielder Frank Robinson are depicted playing an imaginary baseball game.

U.S. president Taft at a Washington-Chicago game, August 13

1912 in baseball

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World Series: Boston Red Sox over New York Giants (4-3-1)

World Series: Boston Red Sox over New York Giants (4-3-1)

U.S. president Taft at a Washington-Chicago game, August 13

Cincinnati Reds : Redland Field, which later became Crosley Field

Seating chart of the ballpark in 1884

League Park (Cincinnati)

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Major League baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

Major League baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

Seating chart of the ballpark in 1884
Rebuilt ballpark in 1894
Artist's conception of Bank Street vacant lot and Reds ballpark, early 1900.

1912–1970: Redland Field, renamed Crosley Field in 1934

Palace of the Fans

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Major League baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Major League baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Main grandstand at Palace of the Fans
Early 20th century postcard of a game at Palace of the Fans, with remnant of original 1884 stands now in use as right field seats

1912–1970: Redland Field, renamed Crosley Field in 1934

Nuxhall in 1957

Joe Nuxhall

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American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds.

American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds.

Nuxhall in 1957

On June 10, 1944, the Reds were playing the first place (and eventual World Series champions) St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field and were trailing 13–0 in the ninth inning when Manager Bill McKechnie called on Nuxhall for mop-up relief.

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

1963 in baseball

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World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees (4–0); Sandy Koufax, MVP

World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees (4–0); Sandy Koufax, MVP

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

April 13 — After 11 hitless at bats, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Pete Rose records his first major league hit, a triple off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bob Friend. Increased enforcement of the balk rule produces a Major League record seven in the Pirates' 12–4 trouncing of the Reds at Crosley Field. Friend commits four of the balks.