Since being established in 1882 some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history have worn the uniform of the Cincinnati Reds (formerly known as Red Stockings and Redlegs). Hall of Famers Sparky Anderson, Johnny Bench, Rogers Hornsby, Barry Larkin, Christy Matthewson, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Frank Robinson Tom Seaver, and Al Simmons are among those who have been associated with the franchise that has won the World Series five times, National League pennant nine times, and has made thirteen trips to the playoffs. And who could forget Pete Rose, who appeared in the most games in franchise history.
All of those men, and many more, contributed to the 9,999 victories the team had when today started. With a 9-4 win this afternoon over the Chicago Cubs the Cincinnati Reds joined the 10k club.
“What is it, six franchises, have done it? There’s 30 different teams. To be one of six is pretty cool,” center fielder Drew Stubbs said. “To be part of it is pretty special.”
“It was just a good day overall,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “It’s a monumental day. It’s the 10,000th win for our organization. That’s big.”
Entering today’s games the San Francisco Giants (10,528) occupied the top spot, followed by the Chicago Cubs (10,314), Los Angeles Dodgers (10,227), St. Louis Cardinals (10,204), and Atlanta Braves (10,042).
Immediately behind the Reds are the Pittsburgh Pirates (9,887), New York Yankees (9,774), and Philadelphia Phillies (9,243).
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