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The Cincinnati Reds are a National League ballclub.
The Reds were founded in 1882 as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, and became commonly known as the Cincinnati Reds in 1890. Except for a brief interlude as the Redlegs due to McCarthyism, they have continued to identify themselves as the Reds.
Many people, including the Reds themselves, would like you to think the team started play in 1869, making them the oldest team currently in Major League Baseball. Although the 1869 Red Stockings were the first ever professional baseball team that played a full schedule to completion, they were a one-off club and have no connection with the NL franchise.
MLB indulges the fantasy by giving Cincinnati the honor of hosting the first game played on the first Monday of April, baseball's traditional opening day. Regardless, the truth -- one team playing continuously in the same city for well over a century -- is remarkable enough.
The Reds have won five World Series: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and 1990. Their 1961 NL champion team was analyzed in detail in Bill James's Historical Baseball Abstract; James used the tools of sabermetrics to examine how the Reds morphed from a loser to a winner during a single offseason.
The Reds of the 1970s, managed by Sparky Anderson, were one of the best teams in baseball. Loaded with stars and future Hall of Famers, they were universally known as the Big Red Machine. The 2000s Reds have not nearly approached that legendary status, but nevertheless the club still has a 9-game unbeaten streak in World Series play.
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