25 Facts About The Cincinnati Reds

1. The Cincinnati Reds has made guest appearances throughout the season.

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2. The Cincinnati Reds changed uniforms again in 1961, when they replaced the traditional wishbone C insignia with an oval C logo, but continued to use the sleeveless jerseys.

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3. The first ballpark The Cincinnati Reds occupied was Bank Street Grounds from 1882 to 1883 until they moved to League Park I in 1884, where they would remain until 1893.

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4. The Cincinnati Reds were forced to trade star pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake (to the San Francisco Giants), receiving minor league pitching prospects for both.

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5. On October 22, 2013, The Cincinnati Reds hired pitching coach Bryan Price to replace Baker as manager.

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6. The Cincinnati Reds failed to post winning records in both 2008 and 2009.

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7. The Cincinnati Reds ended up posting a winning record under Mackanin, but finished the season in 5th place in the Central Division.

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8. The Cincinnati Reds made a run at the playoffs but ultimately fell short.

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9. The Cincinnati Reds broke the major league record for strikeouts in 2004.

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10. In 1999 The Cincinnati Reds won 96 games, led by manager Jack McKeon, but lost to the New York Mets in a one game playoff.

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11. In 1994, The Cincinnati Reds were in the newly created National League Central Division with the Chicago Cubs, St Louis Cardinals, as well as fellow rivals Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros.

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12. The Cincinnati Reds had a bullpen star in John Franco, who was with the team from 1984 to 1989.

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13. In 1984 The Cincinnati Reds began to move up, depending on trades and some minor leaguers.

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14. The Cincinnati Reds won the 1979 NL West behind the pitching of Tom Seaver but were dispatched in the NL playoffs by Pittsburgh.

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15. The Cincinnati Reds have not lost a World Series game since Carlton Fisk's home run, a span of 9 straight wins.

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16. The Cincinnati Reds prevailed the next day when Morgan's RBI single won Game 7 and gave the Reds their first championship in 35 years.

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17. The Cincinnati Reds won 98 games in 1974 but they finished second to the 102-win Los Angeles Dodgers.

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18. The Cincinnati Reds breezed through the 1970 season, winning the NL West and captured the NL pennant by sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in three games.

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19. The Cincinnati Reds entered into a 30-year lease in exchange for the stadium commitment keeping the franchise in its original home city.

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20. The Cincinnati Reds had winning teams during the rest of the 1960s, but did not produce any championships.

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21. The Cincinnati Reds captured the 1961 National League pennant, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, only to be defeated by the perennially powerful New York Yankees in the World Series.

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22. The Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever to appear in a major league game—a record that still stands today.

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23. The Cincinnati Reds finished ahead of John McGraw's New York Giants, and then won the world championship in eight games over the Chicago White Sox.

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24. At the start of the 20th century, The Cincinnati Reds had hitting stars Sam Crawford and Cy Seymour.

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25. The Cincinnati Reds played in the NL West division from 1969 to 1993, before joining the Central division in 1994.

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