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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cincinnati Reds Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Cincinnati Reds poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Cincinnati Reds – The Team Name
The Cincinnati Reds was first established in 1869 but the current National League Franchise was established in 1890. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:

Cincinnati Red Stockings 1876-1877
Cincinnati Reds 1878-1880
Cincinnati Red Stockings (American Association) 1882 - 1889
Cincinnati Reds (National League) 1890-1953
Cincinnati Redlegs 1954-1959
Cincinnati Reds 1960-Present

2. Cincinnati Reds – The Championship Record
Five World Series Championships:
1919 defeated Chicago White Sox 5 games to 3
1940 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3
1975 defeated Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3
1976 defeated New York Yankees 4 games to 0
1990 defeated Oakland Athletics 4 games to 0

Nine National League Pennants:
1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990

3. Cincinnati Reds – Home Stadium History
1. League Park, Cincinnati
2. League Park II, Cincinnati
3. League Park III, Cincinnati
4. Palace of the Fans, Cincinnati
5. Crosley Field / Redland Field, Cincinnati
6. Riverfront Stadium / Cinergy Field, Cincinnati
7. Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

4. For more information on the Reds, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

5. Celebrate the Reds' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Cincinnati Reds and the history of the Reds franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Cincinnati Reds YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Reds.


This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 15, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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