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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cincinnati Reds

 
 
Cincinnati Reds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melanie Born, circa March 2009
1. Cincinnati Reds Marker
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.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 54-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection 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
Cincinnati Stadium Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Melanie Born, April 14, 2009
2. Cincinnati Stadium Entrance
traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
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, measured in a direct line); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Sports
 
2011 Bronze of Johnny Bench by Tom Tsuchiya image. Click for full size.
Photograph by unknown photographer via Wikipedia Commons, May 6, 2017
3. 2011 Bronze of Johnny Bench by Tom Tsuchiya
Johnny Bench image. Click for full size.
Crop of photograph by Roy Erickson via Wikipedia Commons, circa 1980
4. Johnny Bench
Joe Morgan image. Click for full size.
Crop of undated photograph by John Vander Haagen via Wikipedia Commons
5. Joe Morgan
Pete Rose walking onto the field image. Click for full size.
Crop of photograph by unknown photographer via Wikipedia Commons, circa 1975
6. Pete Rose walking onto the field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 85 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week May 7, 2017. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Melanie Born of Parma, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 6, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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