Inscription. The 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings made history not only as the most dominant baseball club of its time, but also as the first band of professional ballplayers. Cincinnati's decision to pay players proved to be a success, and other cities soon began establishing their own professional clubs throughout America. In 1876, the Reds joined the newly formed National League. Baseball soon became one of Cincinnati's most popular entertainment venues, aided in part by the team's World Series titles in 1919 and 1940. Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine," featuring players such as Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Pete Rose, dominated baseball in the 1970s, picking up additional titles in 1975 and 1976. A surprise wire-to-wire title again in 1990 strengthened the Reds' legacy and helped ensure future generations of Reds fans.
By Melanie Born, circa March 2009
|1. Cincinnati Reds Marker|
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 54-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
Location. 39° 5.864′ N, 84° 30.479′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south on
Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
By Melanie Born, April 14, 2009
|2. Cincinnati Reds Marker|
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joe Nuxhall (a few steps from this marker); Frank Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Ernie Lombardi (within shouting distance of this marker); Ted Kluszewski (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Portland Chase (about 600 feet away, in a direct line); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Washington (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio. This page has been viewed 522 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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