A Brief History of the Cincinnati Reds Record by Year

The Cincinnati Reds baseball team has been around since 1882, when they were first known as the Red Stockings before the name was later shortened to the Reds in the 1890s.

Cincinnati Red Stockings Roster via Wikipedia

The team has had a long history of up and down seasons, performing wonderfully in some years while doing quite awful in others.

In this post, we share a brief history of the Cincinnati Reds record by year dating all the way back to 1882.

Note: All data for this post comes from the site Baseball Reference

Cincinnati Reds Record by Year

The following table displays the total number of wins, losses, and ties that the Reds have recorded each year since 1882:

Cincinnati Reds record by year

Cincinnati Reds Winning Percentage by Year

Since the number of games played per year has changed so much over the decades, it doesn’t make sense to compare the total wins in 2018, for example, to the total wins in 1882. Instead, it makes more sense to look at the overall win percentage by year.

The following chart shows the Reds win percentage by year, dating all the way back to 1882:

The Reds recorded their highest winning percentage ever in 1882, when they won 55 games and lost just 25, recording a winning percentage of 68.8%.

By contrast, the worst year came in 1934 when they won just 34.4% of their total games.

As can be seen from the chart, the winning percentage typically bounces between 40% and 60% during most years.

Cincinnati Reds World Series Appearances

The Reds have appeared in a total of nine World Series. They’ve won five and have lost four.

The table below shows the result of each of their WS appearances:

The following chart shows the world series wins plotted against the winning percentage for each year:

You can find more information about the Reds, including historical data on players and coaches over at Baseball Reference.

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