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|Stadium:||Great American Ballpark|
|Colors:||Red, black & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Jake Beckley, Johnny Bench, Jim Bottomley, Mordecai Brown, Sam Crawford, Candy Cummings, Kiki Cuyler, Buck Ewing, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Harry Heilmann, Miller Huggins, Joe Kelley, George Kelly, King Kelly, Barry Larkin, Ernie Lombardi, Rube Marquard, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Charles Radbourn, Eppa Rixey, Frank Robinson, Edd Roush, Amos Rusie, Tom Seaver, Al Simmons, Joe Tinker, Dazzy Vance & Lloyd Waner|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Sparky Anderson, Ned Hanlon & Bill McKechnie|
|Rivals:||St Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, & Chicago Cubs|
|Legends:||Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, High Pockets Kelly, Frank Robinson, Joey Votto, Ryan Freel, Tony Perez, Greg Vaughn, Johnny Vander Meer, Ted Kluszewski, Pete Rose & Barry Larkin|
|Retired Numbers:||11: 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 24 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||5: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 & 1990|
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It took the Cincinnati Reds 38 years before they clinched their first World Series title in 1919, after establishing themselves in 1881. That has somewhat set the tone for the Reds, in the past and in recent years as well as in between postseason appearances.
Their next World Series title? Well, that took slightly shorter than their other wait, but when you compare it to others it’s still quite long, as it took just over two decades to claim their second World Series title in 1940 and another 35 years for their third in 1975.
Their golden generation and arguably their most successful period of their time in the MLB came in the 70s as they were a dominant force and during that time and earned the nickname Big Red Machine, due to their dominance throughout the period.
In fact, all throughout the 70s the Reds only missed the postseason twice with those two seasons occurring in 1971 and 1974. The Reds had a strong side that had the likes of Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez. Other players were also at the peak of their powers such as George Foster, Ken Griffey Sr., Dave Concepcion, and Cesar Geronimo.
The Reds couldn’t have asked for a better start to the new decade as after missing out on the World Series 1961, they began with a bang after finishing in between third and fourth spot in the National League, they rose up the ranks and set the tone for the decade.
They made a strong case in the National League West Division as they won 102 games (13 more wins than their previous season) which placed them first in the division and with a winning percentage of .630, they advanced straight into the National League Championship Series (NLCS) where they faced Pittsburgh Pirates.
They defeated the Pirates in the NLCS 3-2, and returned to the biggest baseball series in the world 10 years after their last appearance but it wasn’t to be as they lost the World Series to the Baltimore Orioles, despite losing the World Series it kicked off a successful period for the team in Cincinnati.
The Reds dropped off the next year and didn’t even make the postseason. After recording a 103 wins in 1970, they managed only 79 wins as they slipped to being fourth in the National League West.
The next year, the Reds bounced back to once again be back in World Series contention, after finishing in first place of the National League West, where once again they made it to the NLCS and they met the Pirates. Just like two years prior the same result occurred as the Reds overcame the team from Pittsburgh winning the series 3-2.
Once again they made the World Series, but again they fell at the final hurdle going down to the Oakland Athletics 4-3. After having a few years of making baseball’s biggest showpiece event without claiming the prize, the Reds finally learned their lesson in the 1975 season.
In 1974 the Reds didn’t even make the playoffs, but like in seasons prior they have a knack for responding from a poor season to be at the top team in the National League West and that is exactly what happened in the 1975 season, although unlike others in the past, it had a different ending.
The 1975 Reds would go down in history as they finally claimed their third World Series title and as well as ending a 35-year drought in between titles. The Reds finished the 1975 season in first place of the National League with 108 wins (their best win tally since 1970) as well as recording a winning percentage of .667.
It held them in good stead as once again they faced the Pirates for the third time in the NLCS, and like in all the previous encounters the same result occurred with the Reds taking out the win.
This time, they faced the Red Sox in the World Series who finished first in the American League East. The opening few games of the World Series saw both teams trading blows among one another as the Red Sox took out game 1, while the Reds took out games 2 and 3 before the Red Sox responded with a game 4 win.
The series was on a knife’s edge between games 5, 6 and 7 as the Reds took out game 5 before the Red Sox claimed 6 and it went to game 7 with the series all tied up. It was a tense game 7 at Fenway Park, but the Reds got the job done to claim the series 4-3, winning the vital game 7 4-3, as the Reds broke a long drought and claimed their third World Series title.
It got even better in 1976, as they claimed back-to-back World Series titles and they claimed a whitewash in both the NLCS (where they won the series 3-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies) and in the World Series where they claimed a 4-0 series win over the New York Yankees.
The next two years saw a decline in the Reds dominance and they finally returned to the playoffs in 1979 to end their most dominant and successful eras, but crashed out of the NLCS to the Pirates.
There was nothing to cheer about throughout the next decade, as for the large part of the 1980s the Reds were out of playoff contention despite finishing second in the National League West for the majority of the decade.
Once again the Reds began the new decade with a bang and unlike when they started the 70s, it was more of a happy ending. After not making the postseason since 1979, the Reds made a miraculous return in 1990 when they bounced back from a poor decade to finish in first place of the National League West with 91 wins.
One would think that after missing out on the postseason for 10 years, they would find themselves out of place, but that wasn’t what transpired as the Reds won the NLCS over the Pirates claiming the series 4-2.
They advanced to the World Series once more and faced Oakland Athletics, but there was no need for seven games, as the Reds looked comfortable being at the MLB’s big dance despite having a decade off as they defeated the Athletics 4-0 in the series and claimed their fifth title.
They returned to the postseason five years later in 1995, when once again they finished first in the National League West with 85 wins, but after making light work of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, they couldn’t generate enough momentum in the NLCS where they crashed out to the Atlanta Braves.
It was another long and dark 15 years, before they saw the postseason again as for the majority of the early 2000s they were fluctuating between second spot to fifth spot in the National League although they did finish second twice in that period but it wasn’t enough for a postseason berth.
Fast forward to 2010 where they finally broke through that drought, but it wasn’t the excitement both the players and fans had hoped for as they crashed out of the NLDS to the Phillies.
They returned to the playoffs after they missed in 2011 to make back-to-back appearances in two years, but lost in the NLDS to the San Francisco Giants and the Pirates in the NLWC game. Their next playoff appearance occurred in 2020, where they crashed out in the NLWC to the Atlanta Braves.
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Coming into his third season as a Major League Baseball manager, David Bell currently has a 106-116 win-loss record in charge of the Cincinnati Reds.
After being selected in the 7th round of the MLB draft by the Cleveland Indians, Bell made his Major League debut in 1995 as a pinch hitter.
Bell played in the Majors until 2006 representing the Indians, St Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers throughout his career, retiring with a batting average of .257, as well as 123 home runs and 589 RBIs.
Following his retirement as an active player in 2008, Bell became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliates, the Louisville Bats and Cincinnati’s former Double-A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats.
Following nearly a decade of managing in the minors, the Cincinnati Reds announced Bell as their manager in 2018, signing him to a three year contract.
During his first season in charge of the Reds Bell was ejected for the role he played in a bench clearing incident against the Pittsburgh Pirates, this was the first ejection of Bell’s managerial career.
Three months later, when the Reds and Pirates met again, another bench-clearing mash-up occurred, Bell was involved. As a result, Bell was suspended for six games without eligibility to appeal.
Bell finished his debut season with a 75-87 win-loss record, which resulted in the Reds finishing fourth in the National League Central Division.
In the COVID-19 shortened season, Cincinnati finished above .500 for the first time since the 2013 MLB season, finishing with a 31-29 record that saw the Reds finish second in the National League Central Division.
After joining the Reds in 2014, Eugenio Suarez became Cincinnati’s starting shortstop in the middle of the 2015 season following Zack Cozart’s season-ending injury.
After finishing the 2015 season with a .284 batting average, as well as 13 home runs and 48 RBIs, Suarez was moved to third base for the 2016 season, as Cozart returned to the lineup.
In the following two seasons, Suarez piled on 47 homers and 152 runs at a .254 batting average, earning himself a $66 million contract with the Reds.
In his fourth season with the club, Suarez emmassed 19 home runs and 68 RBIs at a batting average of .315 in the first half of the season, earning his debut selection to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Suarez finished off the campaign with 34 homers and 104 RBIs.
Suarez proved his durability in the 2019 season missing just three games and finishing the year with the second most home runs (49) and 10th most RBIs in the National League (103), earning himself the Luis Aparicio Award, which is given annually to the best Venezuelan player in Major League Baseball.
Following shoulder surgery early in 2020, Suarez had a down year in the COVID-19 shortened season. However we like the 29 year old to have a big comeback season for Cincinnati.
In 2019, the New York Yankees traded the then one time All-Star (2015) pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds.
Gray had an immediate impact in Cincinnati, posting a 11-8 record with a 2.87 ERA, 1.084 WHIP, and a career best 10.5 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate in 2019.
The right hander placed 7th in the 2019 NL Cy Young Award voting and was selected to his second All-Star game.
Like many, Gray was a poor 2020 campaign, finishing the year with a 5–3 record and a 3.70 ERA, while also leading the MLB with seven wild pitches.
However, Gray’s 2019 season showed that he is still capable of leading this Reds bullpen.
Coming into a more ‘normal’ season in 2021, we like the two time All-Star to put another strong season together in Cincinnati.
The Reds started out with +10000 odds to win the 2020 World Series and they got off to a good start to the season by winning their first game against the Detroit Tigers, but after losing their next four games against the Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, the Reds were valued at +12500 on July 29.
August was a slightly better month, for the Reds as they began the month with three wins in a row which saw their value drop down to +10833, and it got better as two days later on August 12 the odds were lowered and they were valued at +8200 even after losing two games against the Cleveland Indians.
From there, the Reds value began rising and the signs were there on August 14 when they suffered a defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Royals, where they were valued at +12200.
From there it rose, three days later on August 17 they were valued at +16000 even though the Reds didn’t play a game from August 15-18 as their games were postponed, and by August 26 they were +24167 as they suffered a four-game losing streak with losses against the St Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers.
September also saw danger signs for the Reds, as they came off a three-game losing streak which impacted the market and by September 2 they were valued at +47500. It got worse as four days later on September 6 they were +75000, only winning one of their last two games.
From there it was a sorry state of affairs for the Reds, by September 9 their value skyrocketed to +206250 after losing games against the Pirates and the Cubs. After only losing one game in their previous three games, the Reds were valued at +283333 to make the MLB showpiece event but even after going on a roll and winning their last four matches, the Reds were at an astonishing +500000 odds (and finished their season on those odds) on September 16.
The Reds ended the season winning six out of nine games and made it to the National League Wild Card Series, but the Atlanta Braves were too strong for the Reds and they crashed out of the Wild Card Series losing the series 2-0.
The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2020 MLB season being ranked the 25th team in the overall run line, as they had a record of 28-34-0. The Reds didn’t improve on their rankings when they were the home team in terms of the run line and they were at the bottom half of the table ranking 25th in the league with a record of 12-17-0.
However, when they were the away team, they had a dramatic rise up the ranks as the Reds made it inside the MLB top 20 as they were ranked 17th with a 16-17-0 record. When looking at the over / under the Reds were back to the bottom half of the rankings, being ranked 27th in the league in the overall over / under standings with a 26-34-2 record.
While they did make a huge jump to being ranked 11th in the league for the over / under in terms of being the home team and the Reds had a record of 15-14-0. They dropped to the bottom of the league when they were the away side, they had an 11-20-2 record.
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Where do the Cincinnati Reds play?
The Cincinnati Reds play their games at the Great American Ballpark.
Who owns the Cincinnati Reds?
The Cincinnati Reds is owned by Bob Castellini.
Have the Cincinnati Reds won an MLB World Series?
The Cincinnati Reds have won five MLB World Series titles in 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 & 1990.
Who is the Cincinnati Reds general manager?
Nick Krall is the general manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
Do the Cincinnati Reds play tonight?
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What is the Cincinnati Reds record?
The Cincinnati Reds had a 31-29 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Cincinnati Reds win last night?
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How much are the Cincinnati Reds worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Cincinnati Reds are worth $1.075 billion.
Who do the Cincinnati Reds play tonight?
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How to watch the Cincinnati Reds?
You can watch the Cincinnati Reds games on TV channels like Fox Sports Ohio and the MLB Network such as MLB.TV.
Will the Cincinnati Reds make the playoffs this year?
The Cincinnati Reds did make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in third place in the National League Central with a 31-29 win-loss ratio which meant they played in the Wild Card game, but went down to Atlanta Braves.
Will the Cincinnati Reds get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Cincinnati Reds received the 17th pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Cincinnati Reds play?
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Where did the Cincinnati Reds finish the season?
The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2020 MLB season in third place in the National League Central.
How many games did the Cincinnati Reds win?
The Cincinnati Reds won 31 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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