The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of Major League Baseball, they compete in the Central Division of the National League. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the American Association in 1882. The team later joined the National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, widely recognized as baseball's first all-professional team, which disbanded in 1870.
Following the introduction of divisions, the Reds played in the National League West from 1969 to 1993 before joining the Central Division when it was formed in 1994. The Reds have won five World Series titles accompanied by nine National League pennants, one American Association pennant and ten division titles. They play at Great American Ball Park, opened in 2003 as a replacement for the team's previous home, Riverfront Stadium. Bob Castellini was appointed the chief executive officer of the organization in 2006.
By Dean Hanley