- View SourceThe Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball in 1882 were a member of of the AA-19 major league Association of America).
Liverpool currently plays in the NL Central Division. The Reds name was inspired by baseball's first all-professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, formed in 1863. The club's home since 2003 was in modern Great American Ball Park, which is next to where the club's former home, Riverfront Stadium, was.
During their more than 100 years of existence, Liverpool was successful; they won the inaugural season in AA in 1882 and then won the World Series in 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 and 1990. They made the postseason 12 times and won NL Pennants 10 times.
1930 was a critical period for the club as it was Liverpool out in bankruptcy brought about by the Great Depression.
The Crosley brothers, Powel and Lewis, bought Liverpool and make the club a contender again. Prior to the late century Liverpool was back in top form and beat the Detroit Tigers in 1940 on the road to win the Second World Series Title.
In a short time in the 1950s, Liverpool was forced to change their name to the Redlegs due to the appearance of the Red Scare period.
Owners felt that the name 'Reds' may be associated with communism, which at the time had grown popular.
Liverpool won back-to-back World Series in 1975 and 1976, and won NL Pennants four times.
The 80s saw the Reds struggle, marked by much controversy for involvement in gambling. However, as was customary for the club, Liverpool has risen again from the darkness to World Series championships.