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Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)

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    • Cincinnati Base Ball Club
    • Big Red Machine (Baseball team)
    • Cincinnati Redlegs (Baseball team)
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    • Cincinnati. Baseball Club (National League)
  • Sources

    • found: Allen, L. The Cincinnati Reds, 1948.
    • found: Chadwick, B. The Cincinnati Reds, 1994:title page (Big Red Machine)
    • found: Wikipedia website, viewed September 21, 2015(the Cincinnati Reds trace their origins back to the Cincinnati Reds Stockings; organized on July 23, 1866 as the Cincinnati Base Ball Club in a Cincinnati law office; the Club was nicknamed, and became more popularly known as, the Cincinnati Red Stockings for the color of the stockings they wore; the nickname was shortened in the late 1870's to the Cincinnati Reds; from 1956 to 1960 the name of the team was officially changed to the Cincinnati Redlegs [no access points found in OCLC] due to the fear that their traditional club nickname would associate them with the threat of Communism; the club's logo was altered to remove the term "REDS" from their uniforms)
    • found: E-mail from Chris Eckes, Chief Curator Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, September 21, 2015(the original Cincinnati Base Ball Club that began operation as an amateur organization ceased operation in November of 1870, the end of its second season fielding an all-paid team; a new/reconstituted Cincinnati Base Ball Club was formed in September of 1875 and operated through the 1880 season before it too was disbanded; yet another iteration of the Cincinnati Base Ball Club was established in November of 1881; club nicknames were not nearly as "official" in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the club's nickname was primarily the "Red Stockings" but derivatives of the primary nickname, such as "Reds," were frequently used; "Cincinnati Base Ball Club" was the team's official name, but it was a distinctly different club from the one that was established in 1866; in 1934 Powel Crosley purchased the club and adopted the corporate name, the Cincinnati Baseball Club Company, for the ownership group; the club nickname "Reds" or "Redlegs" was not incorporated into the business's official name until it was purchased from the Crosley estate by a group led by Enquirer publisher and president Frank Dale in December of 1966; the new group changed the club's business name to Cincinnati Reds, Inc. [no access points found in OCLC])
    • notfound: The first boys of summer, c1994: title page (Cincinnati Red Stockings) page 4, et cetera (founded 1868; disbanded in 1870; reorganized in 1876)
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    • 1980-09-29: new
    • 2015-09-25: revised
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