Cincinnati Reds in History

Events in Sport

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  • 1869-03-15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team
  • 1869-04-17 1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15
  • 1869-05-04 Cincinnati Red Stockings play their first official game as the sport's first professional side against the Great Western Base Ball Club winning 45-9
  • 1869-05-16 Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7
  • 1869-06-02 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cincinnati Red Stockings)
  • 1870-03-07 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
  • 1870-06-14 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games

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1891-05-01 Legendary pitcher Cy Young wins first game played at Cleveland's League Park; Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1894-06-15 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • 1898-04-22 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • 1901-06-09 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • 1906-08-24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • 1907-05-08 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0
  • 1913-10-24 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1916-04-20 Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds 7-6
  • 1916-04-20 Chicago Cubs play their 1st game at Weeghman Park (now known as Wrigley Field) and beat the Cincinnati Reds

  • 1916-07-20 Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • 1919-05-11 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0
  • 1919-10-01 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox
  • 1920-10-02 Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play first and only MLB triple header in the 20th century; Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3; Pirates avoid the sweep in the finale, 6-0
  • 1926-07-22 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
  • 1927-10-01 Pittsburgh Pirates with a team including 5 future Baseball Hall of Famers clinch NL pennant with 9-6 win v Cincinnati Reds; Pirates' last NL pennant until 1960
  • 1931-08-13 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6

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1933-12-29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934-07-31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant
  • 1934-11-06 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1935-05-08 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • 1938-06-11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • 1938-06-15 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • 1938-06-26 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • 1938-11-01 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher MVP; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • 1939-08-26 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1940-04-30 Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0
  • 1940-10-03 Cincinnati Reds' win Game 2 of the Baseball World Series, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers at Crosley Field; snap 10-game losing streak for NL going back to Game 6 in 1937; Reds win series, 4-3
  • 1940-10-08 Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
  • 1941-08-30 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
  • 1944-02-18 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
  • 1944-05-15 Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
  • 1944-06-10 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
  • 1944-08-10 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1947-06-18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0

  • 1947-07-30 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1949-07-06 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Cubs
  • 1952-05-21 Booklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in their 1st inning to beat Cincinnati Reds 19-1
  • 1952-07-28 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1953-04-13 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1954-08-31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49
  • 1956-07-21 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1956-08-18 Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
  • 1956-09-11 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR
  • 1957-10-24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1958-09-01 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1959-08-22 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs

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1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series , 4-1

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1961-10-09 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • 1962-03-23 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
  • 1964-10-02 Philadelphia's Alex Johnson-Bobby Wine-Tony Taylor-Vic Power combine for Phillies' 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds
  • 1965-06-14 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
  • 1965-08-19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • 1966-06-05 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1967-07-11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-08-16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • 1967-09-01 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • 1968-07-29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • 1969-04-30 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
  • 1969-05-01 Houston Astros hurler Don Wilson blanks Cincinnati Reds, 4-0 for second career no-hitter
  • 1969-07-15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1969-08-03 Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits & 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970-07-26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1970-10-05 MLB Championship Series both end on the same day with same score; (AL) Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3-0; (NL) Cincinnati Reds down Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; Orioles win WS, 4-1
  • 1970-10-15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
  • 1971-06-03 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
  • 1971-06-23 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 1972-06-30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1972-07-25 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1972-10-11 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • 1973-10-10 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2

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1973-11-21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1974-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1975-09-03 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds
  • 1975-09-07 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • 1975-10-07 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1975-10-22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • 1976-07-13 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1976-10-12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
  • 1976-10-21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
  • 1977-04-25 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • 1978-05-05 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1978-06-16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • 1978-07-25 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
  • 1978-08-01 Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose's NL record hitting streak at 44 games
  • 1980-05-13 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
  • 1980-07-08 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1982-07-13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1983-08-24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
  • 1984-05-17 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • 1984-08-11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
  • 1984-08-17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
  • 1985-05-11 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
  • 1985-07-08 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859-10-17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1927-10-15 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-18 Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

1934-02-22 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1939-08-09 Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)

Person of interestPete Rose

1941-04-14 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1948-06-17 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1948-07-04 Ed Armbrister, Bahamian baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1957-12-04 Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1958-04-10 Ken Griffy Sr., American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-01-13 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1962-01-19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-05-29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-10-30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPaul O'Neill

1963-02-25 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 1963-09-05 Dave Brantley, American MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1964-01-24 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1964-04-13 Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1964-04-28 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964-10-01 Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1964-10-28 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1964-12-11 Thomas Howard, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1965-01-04 Kevin Wickander, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965-01-25 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965-03-17 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965-04-09 Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965-07-24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966-03-23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1966-07-07 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1966-07-07 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-01-16 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-01-26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-01-26 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
  • 1967-02-26 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967-12-01 Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968-01-24 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • 1968-10-31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1969-01-22 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969-02-16 Tim Costo, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969-04-06 Bret Boone, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in El Cajon, California
  • 1969-05-10 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1969-08-01 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1969-10-22 Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1971-02-03 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1971-03-06 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971-07-29 Johnny Ruffin, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Butler, Alabama
  • 1971-09-23 Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1982-07-23 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1975-02-21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • 1924-03-07 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • 1940-08-03 Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide
  • 1991-08-07 Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9