The Cinncinnati Reds as Crosley Field
Baseball's first real professional club was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, organized in 1869, and when the team quit the following year, it had a record of 124 won, six lost and one tied. All Cincinnati teams, but one, have been called the Reds. The sole exception was Kelly's Killers of the American Association in 1891, so named for their manager, the immortal Mike (King) Kelly. The club played in Pendleton and was eventually moved to Milwaukee.