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Cincinnati Reds Profile

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League & Division:

The Cincinnati Reds compete in the National League Central Division with the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Ballpark:

Great American Ballpark
  • Capacity: 42,059
  • Opened in: 2003
  • Ballpark owner: Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Construction cost: $290 million

History:

The franchise was a charter member of the National League in 1876. After being expelled from the league in 1880, the team came back to the NL for good in 1888.

Memorable Moments:

  • The “Big Red Machine” of the mid-1970s is considered one of the greatest teams of all-time, led by Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and manager Sparky Anderson. The Reds won back-to-back championships in 1975 and 1976.
  • A notable absence from that list is Pete Rose, who was later banned from baseball for gambling and is not eligible for induction. On Sept. 11, 1985 in Cincinnati, Rose, then the team’s player-manager, broke the all-time record with his 4,192nd hit, a single off the San Diego Padres’ Eric Show.

Championships:

Playoff appearances: 13 (1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1990, 1995, 2010)

Division champions: 9 (1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1990, 1995, 2010)

National League pennants: 9 (1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990)

World Series titles: 5 (1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990)

Wild-card berths: 0

Spring Training:

The Cincinnati Reds are a member of the Grapefruit League and play spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida.

Famous Past Players:

  • Pete Rose
  • Johnny Bench
  • Joe Morgan
  • Tony Perez
  • Barry Larkin

Top Current Players:

  • Joey Votto
  • Jay Bruce
  • Aroldis Chapman

Leadership:

Owner: Robert Castellini

General Manager: Walt Jocketty

Manager: Dusty Baker

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