Cincinnati Reds are a professional American baseball club situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are part of the Major League Baseball as a member team of the National League Central division, playing their home games at Great American Ball Park, located at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, in downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Reds Team History
Cincinnati Reds used to be a charter member of the American Association in 1882 before joining the National League in 1890. From 1969 to 1993, the team played in the National League West division before they joined the Central division in 1994.
During the years, the club changed its name due to the franchise three times. The team was founded as Cincinnati Red Stockings (1882-1889). Then it was renamed Cincinnati Reds (1890-1953) and Cincinnati Redlegs (1954-1958). Now the team is famous again with the name Cincinnati Reds from 1959 to present.
The club won the World Series five times and they have lost four finals. The team has many Hall of Famers as even every season, there are players who take part in the yearly awards for the most valuable players of MLB. The Reds have hosted the MLB All-Star Game five times: twice at Crosley Field (1938, 1953), twice at Riverfront Stadium (1970, 1988), and one more time at the Great American Ball Park (2015).
Probably the most famous scandal connected with the team of Cincinnati Reds came in the 1919 World Series. The event is known as the Black Sox Scandal. Eight players from Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the playoff series against Cincinnati Reds. Everything related to this event remains controversial and suspicious though nothing happened in the end because by this time throwing baseball games was technically not a crime.
Cincinnati Reds – Current Roster
The current roster of Cincinnati Reds is as follows:
- Pitchers: R.J. Alaniz, Tejay Antone, Trevor Bauer, Archie Bradley, Luis Castillo, José De León, Anthony DeSclafani, Amir Garrett, Sonny Gray, Ryan Hendrix, Raisel Iglesias, Joel Kuhnel, Michael Lorenzen, Tyler Mahle, Wade Miley, Sal Romano, Tony Santillan, Lucas, Sims, Robert Stephenson;
- Catchers: Tucker Barnhart, Curt Casali, Tyler Stephenson;
- Infielders: Alex Blandino, Kyle Farmer, Freddy Galvis, Jose Garcia, Robel García, Mike Moustakas, Eugenio Suárez, Joey Votto;
- Outfielders: Shogo Akiyama, Aristides Aquino, Nick Castellanos, Brian Goodwin, Mark Payton, Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker;
Recent Major Trades
Justin Miller – traded from Toronto
Archie Bradley – traded from Arizona
Brian Goodwin – traded from Los Angeles
Riley O’Brien – traded from Tampa Bay
Mark Payton – traded from Oakland
Cincinnati Reds is a team with a rich history, and the team has won many trophies, championship titles, and even single-player awards.
- World Series Titles: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990
- NL Pennants: 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990
- AA Pennants: 1882
- NL Central Division Titles: 1995, 2010, 2012
- NL West Division Titles: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1990
There are many players in the Hall of Fame who used to play in Cincinnati Reds during the years.
Because of the Covid-19, the 2020 season in the NL Central Division was postponed for July. Cincinnati Reds finished in the third position as they faced the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs . The first game finished in the 13th inning with the victory of Atlanta 0-1. The second game was easier for the Braves, who won with 0-5.
The overall record for the 2020 season in MLB for Cincinnati Reds was 31-29 (from 60 games).
In the overall statistic (1882-2020), the team has a record of 10 630 wins, 10 422 losses, with a win to lose % of 0.505.
There are hundreds of great players who have been playing in Cincinnati Reds during the years. Though, only a few of them are considered as all-time top players.
- Pete Rose – 78.1 WAR
- Johnny Bench – 75.2 WAR
- Barry Larkin – 70.5 WAR
- Frank Robinson – 63.8 WAR
- Joey Votto – 61.8 WAR
In addition, Cincinnati Reds have ten retired numbers in the whole franchise history, so they can honor the players who wore them – 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 24, 42.