List of Cincinnati Reds seasons

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The Reds have played home games at Great American Ball Park since 2003.

The Cincinnati Reds are a professional baseball team based in Cincinnati. The Reds play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League (NL). In its 122 major league seasons, the franchise has won 5 World Series championships, tied for seventh most with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1] The Reds played their home games at Riverfront Stadium from 1970 to 2002 and at Crosley Field before that, from 1912 to 1970. In 2003, the team moved into Great American Ball Park, located on the banks of the Ohio River and built on the old site of Riverfront Stadium.[2]

The history of the Cincinnati Reds dates back to 1876, where they were originally called the "Red Stockings" and were the first true professional baseball team in the United States.[3] The modern Cincinnati Reds began play in 1882 as members of the American Association, which Reds won in their first year of competition.[4] The Reds joined Major League Baseball in 1890 and began their play in the National League. Over their history, the Reds have won 10 National League Pennants and made it to the post season 13 times, along with their five World Series Championships.[5]

Following the Cincinnati Reds second championship in 1940, the franchise only had one post-season appearance between 1941 and 1969.[5] During the 1970s, however, the Reds would appear in the post-season six times during the decade, along with four National League pennants, and back-to-back World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.[5][6] The Reds were nicknamed Big Red Machine during the time period and complied, what some have claimed to be, the best teams in major league baseball history.[7] Following the 1976 championship and Big Red Machine era, the Reds struggled to sustain consistent post-season appearances. The fifth and most recent championship for the Cincinnati Reds came in 1990, in which that team went wire-to-wire and swept the World Series.[3][8] The Reds have made two post-season appearances between 1991 and 2011, with their most recent appearance coming in 2010. Overall, the Reds' have compiled a winning percentage of .508 over their history and also achieved a franchise mark of 10,000 wins on April 20, 2012, becoming just the sixth major league franchise to accomplish the feat.[9] The Reds lost their 10,000th game on August 28, 2015.[10] They were the fourth major league baseball franchise to reach this number.

Table key[edit]

The 1909 Cincinnati Reds team.
NLCS
National League Championship Series
NLDS
National League Division Series
ASGMVP
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
CPOY
Comeback Player of the Year
CYA
Cy Young Award
Finish
Final position in league or division
GB
"Games Back" from first-place team[a]
Losses
Number of regular season losses
MOY
Manager of the Year
MVP
Most Valuable Player
ROY
National League Rookie of the Year
Season
Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season
Team
Each year is linked to an article about that particular Yankees season
Wins
Number of regular season wins
WSMVP
World Series Most Valuable Player


Seasons[edit]

World Series champions
(1903–present)
National League champions
(1901–present)[b]
Division champions
(1969–present)
Wild card berth
(1994–present)
AA champions
(1882–1891)
Season Team Level League Division Regular season Playoffs Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1882 1882 MLB AA 1st 55 25 .688
1883 1883 MLB AA 3rd 61 37 .622 5
1884 1884 MLB AA 5th 68 41 .624 8
1885 1885 MLB AA 2nd 63 49 .563 16
1886 1886 MLB AA 5th 65 73 .471 27½
1887 1887 MLB AA 2nd 81 54 .600 14
1888 1888 MLB AA 4th 80 54 .597 11½
1889 1889 MLB AA 4th 76 63 .547 18
Cincinnati Reds
1890 1890 MLB NL 4th 77 55 .583 10½
1891 1891 MLB NL 7th 56 81 .409 30½
1892 1892 MLB NL 5th 82 68 .547
1893 1893 MLB NL 6th 65 63 .508 20½
1894 1894 MLB NL 10th 55 75 .423 35
1895 1895 MLB NL 8th 66 64 .508 21
1896 1896 MLB NL 3rd 77 50 .606 12
1897 1897 MLB NL 4th 76 56 .576 17
1898 1898 MLB NL 3rd 92 60 .605 11½
1899 1899 MLB NL 6th 83 67 .553 19
1900 1900 MLB NL 7th 62 77 .446 21½
1901 1901 MLB NL 8th 52 87 .374 37
1902 1902 MLB NL 4th 70 70 .500 33½
1903 1903 MLB NL 4th 74 65 .532 16½
1904 1904 MLB NL 3rd 88 65 .575 18
1905 1905 MLB NL 5th 79 74 .516 26
1906 1906 MLB NL 6th 64 87 .424 51½
1907 1907 MLB NL 6th 66 87 .431 41½
1908 1908 MLB NL 5th 73 81 .474 26
1909 1909 MLB NL 4th 77 76 .503 33½
1910 1910 MLB NL 5th 75 79 .487 29
1911 1911 MLB NL 6th 70 83 .458 29
1912 1912 MLB NL 4th 75 78 .490 29
1913 1913 MLB NL 7th 64 89 .418 37½
1914 1914 MLB NL 8th 60 94 .390 34½
1915 1915 MLB NL 7th 71 83 .461 20
1916 1916 MLB NL 7th 60 93 .392 33½
1917 1917 MLB NL 4th 78 76 .506 20
1918 1918 MLB NL 3rd 68 60 .531 15½
1919 1919 MLB NL 1st 96 44 .686 Won World Series (White Sox) 5–3[11]
1920 1920 MLB NL 3rd 82 71 .563 10½
1921 1921 MLB NL 6th 70 83 .458 24
1922 1922 MLB NL 2nd 86 68 .558 7
1923 1923 MLB NL 2nd 91 63 .591
1924 1924 MLB NL 4th 83 70 .542 10
1925 1925 MLB NL 3rd 80 73 .523 15
1926 1926 MLB NL 2nd 87 67 .565 2
1927 1927 MLB NL 5th 75 78 .490 18½
1928 1928 MLB NL 5th 78 74 .513 16
1929 1929 MLB NL 7th 66 88 .429 33
1930 1930 MLB NL 7th 59 95 .383 33
1931 1931 MLB NL 8th 58 96 .377 43
1932 1932 MLB NL 8th 60 94 .390 30
1933 1933 MLB NL 8th 58 94 .382 33
1934 1934 MLB NL 8th 52 99 .344 42
1935 1935 MLB NL 6th 68 85 .444 31½
1936 1936 MLB NL 5th 74 80 .481 18
1937 1937 MLB NL 8th 56 98 .364 40
1938 1938 MLB NL 4th 82 68 .547 6 Ernie Lombardi (MVP)[12]
1939 1939 MLB NL 1st 97 57 .630 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–0[13] Bucky Walters (MVP)[12]
1940 1940 MLB NL 1st 100 53 .654 Won World Series (Tigers) 4–3[14] Frank McCormick (MVP)[12]
1941 1941 MLB NL 3rd 88 66 .571 12
1942 1942 MLB NL 4th 76 76 .500 29
1943 1943 MLB NL 2nd 87 67 .565 18
1944 1944 MLB NL 3rd 89 65 .578 16
1945 1945 MLB NL 7th 61 93 .396 37
1946 1946 MLB NL 6th 67 87 .435 30
1947 1947 MLB NL 5th 73 81 .474 21
1948 1948 MLB NL 7th 64 89 .418 27
1949 1949 MLB NL 7th 62 92 .403 35
1950 1950 MLB NL 6th 66 87 .431 24½
1951 1951 MLB NL 6th 68 86 .442 28½
1952 1952 MLB NL 6th 69 85 .448 27½
1953 1953 MLB NL 6th 68 86 .442 37
Cincinnati Redlegs
1954 1954 MLB NL 5th 74 80 .481 23
1955 1955 MLB NL 5th 75 79 .487 23½
1956 1956 MLB NL 3rd 91 63 .591 2 Frank Robinson (ROY)[15]
1957 1957 MLB NL 4th 80 74 .519 15
1958 1958 MLB NL 4th 76 78 .494 16
1959 1959 MLB NL 5th 74 80 .481 13
Cincinnati Reds
1960 1960 MLB NL 6th 67 87 .435 28
1961 1961 MLB NL 1st 93 61 .604 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–1[16] Frank Robinson (MVP)[12]
1962 1962 MLB NL 3rd 98 64 .605
1963 1963 MLB NL 5th 86 76 .531 13 Pete Rose (ROY)[15]
1964 1964 MLB NL 2nd 92 70 .568 1
1965 1965 MLB NL 4th 89 73 .549 8
1966 1966 MLB NL 7th 76 84 .475 18 Tommy Helms (ROY)[15]
1967 1967 MLB NL 4th 87 75 .537 14½
1968 1968 MLB NL 4th 83 79 .512 14 Johnny Bench (ROY)[15]
1969 1969 MLB NL West[d] 3rd 89 73 .549 4
1970 1970 MLB NL West 1st 102 60 .630 Won NLCS (Pirates) 3–0
Lost World Series (Orioles) 4–1[17]
Johnny Bench (MVP)[12]
1971 1971 MLB NL West 4th 79 83 .488 11
1972[e] 1972 MLB NL West 1st 95 59 .617 Won NLCS (Pirates) 3–2
Lost World Series (Athletics) 4–3[18]
Johnny Bench (MVP)[12]
1973 1973 MLB NL West 1st 99 63 .611 Lost NLCS (Mets) 3–2[19] Pete Rose (MVP)[12]
1974 1974 MLB NL West 2nd 98 64 .605 4
1975 1975 MLB NL West 1st 108 54 .667 Won NLCS (Pirates) 3–0
Won World Series (Red Sox) 4–3[20]
Joe Morgan (MVP)[12]
Pete Rose (WS MVP)[21]
1976 1976 MLB NL West 1st 102 60 .630 Won NLCS (Phillies) 3–0
Won World Series (Yankees) 4–0[22]
Joe Morgan (MVP)[12]
Pat Zachry (ROY)[15]
Johnny Bench (WS MVP)[21]
1977 1977 MLB NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 10 George Foster (MVP)[12]
1978 1978 MLB NL West 2nd 92 69 .571
1979 1979 MLB NL West 1st 90 71 .559 Lost NLCS (Pirates) 3–0[23]
1980 1980 MLB NL West 3rd 89 73 .549
1981[f] 1981 MLB NL West 2nd 35 21 .625 ½
2nd 31 21 .596
1982 1982 MLB NL West 6th 61 101 .377 28
1983 1983 MLB NL West 6th 74 88 .457 17
1984 1984 MLB NL West 5th 70 92 .432 22
1985 1985 MLB NL West 2nd 89 72 .553
1986 1986 MLB NL West 2nd 86 76 .531 10
1987 1987 MLB NL West 2nd 84 78 .519 6
1988 1988 MLB NL West 2nd 87 74 .540 7 Chris Sabo (ROY)[15]
1989 1989 MLB NL West 5th 75 87 .463 17
1990 1990 MLB NL West 1st 91 71 .562 Won NLCS (Pirates) 4–2
Won World Series (Athletics) 4–0[24]
José Rijo (WS MVP)[21]
1991 1991 MLB NL West 5th 74 88 .457 20
1992 1992 MLB NL West 2nd 90 72 .556 8
1993 1993 MLB NL West 5th 73 89 .451 31
1994[g] 1994 MLB NL Central[h] 1st 66 48 .579 Playoffs cancelled
1995 1995 MLB NL Central 1st 85 59 .590 Won NLDS (Dodgers) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Braves) 4–0[25]
Barry Larkin (MVP)[12]
1996 1996 MLB NL Central 3rd 81 81 .500 7
1997 1997 MLB NL Central 3rd 76 86 .469 8
1998 1998 MLB NL Central 4th 77 85 .475 25
1999[i] 1999 MLB NL Central 2nd 96 67 .589 Scott Williamson (ROY)[15]
Jack McKeon (MOY)[15]
2000 2000 MLB NL Central 2nd 85 77 .525 10
2001 2001 MLB NL Central 5th 66 96 .407 27
2002 2002 MLB NL Central 3rd 78 84 .481 19
2003 2003 MLB NL Central 5th 69 93 .426 19
2004 2004 MLB NL Central 4th 76 86 .469 29
2005 2005 MLB NL Central 5th 73 89 .451 27
2006 2006 MLB NL Central 3rd 80 82 .494
2007 2007 MLB NL Central 5th 72 90 .444 13
2008 2008 MLB NL Central 5th 74 88 .457 23½
2009 2009 MLB NL Central 4th 78 84 .481 13
2010 2010 MLB NL Central 1st 91 71 .562 Lost NLDS (Phillies) 3–0[26] Joey Votto (MVP)[12]
2011 2011 MLB NL Central 3rd 79 83 .488 17
2012 2012 MLB NL Central 1st 97 65 .599 Lost NLDS (Giants) 3–2[27]
2013 2013 MLB NL Central 3rd 90 72 .556 7 Lost NL Wild Card Game (Pirates)[28]
2014 2014 MLB NL Central 4th 76 86 .469 14
2015 2015 MLB NL Central 5th 64 98 .395 36

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Cincinnati Reds regular season record (1882–present) 10321 10023 .507
Cincinnati Reds post-season record (1882–present) 47 42 .528
All-time regular and post-season record 10368 10065 .507

Notes[edit]

  • a This is determined by calculating the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.
  • b For lists of all National League pennant winners, see National League pennant winners 1901–68 and National League Championship Series.
  • c Half-game increments are possible because games can be cancelled due to rain. If a postponed game is the last of the season between two teams in one of their stadiums, it may not be made up if it does not affect the playoff race.[29]
  • d In 1969, the National League split into East and West divisions.[30]
  • e The 1972 Major League Baseball strike forced the cancellation of the Reds' first eight games of the season.[31]
  • f The 1981 Major League Baseball strike caused the season to be split into two halves. The Reds finished with the overall best record in major league baseball, but finished second in both halves of the season and was ineligible for a post-season appearance.[32]
  • g In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Cincinnati was in first place in the Central Division by a half game over Houston when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.
  • h In 1994, the National League split into East, West and Central divisions.[33]
  • i In 1999, the Reds finished the regular season tied with the New York Mets for the Wild Card, but lost a one-game playoff.[34]

References[edit]

General

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"Cincinnati Reds Team History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 

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