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About Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

If you look at the histories of the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, they are eerily similar. The Cincinnati Reds were established in 1881 while the Pittsburgh Pirates joined the league in 1882. Both teams play in the National League NL Central Division. The Reds and the Pirates both have five World Series titles to their name. And the last time the Reds and the Pirates won the World Series was more than 25 years ago. Both teams have nine NL Pennants and are thought to have the fiercest rivalry in the MLB. These two teams have played against each other for more than a century. Here are a couple of memorable moments from the Reds 1990 Wire to Wire World Series Championship.

The Reds are up to the Challenge – One game down in the 1990 NLCS, the Cincinnati Reds showed they had what it took to win the World Series. On October 5, 1990, the Reds defeated the Pirates 2-1 to equal the series. The win had a lot to do with left - handed pitcher Tom Browning who gave up only one run in six innings and right fielder Paul O’Neil who drove in two runs to give the Reds a lead and ultimately a win.

Braggs denies Martinez a homerun – On October 12, 1990, Carmelo Martinez stepped up to the plate and with Barry Bonds on first as a result of a walk, Martinez hit a fly ball to right field. Glenn Braggs who had entered the game in the eighth inning, took a leap and caught a sure fire homerun. This denied the Pirates the lead they were looking for and hence ended their hopes for the World Series with a 4-2 loss.

The Reds go up against the Pirates – Head to Head Record

Here is how the Cincinnati Reds have fared against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
2369 1171 1179 .498 639-546 532-633

The longest winning streak for the Cincinnati Reds against the Pittsburgh Pirates was 15 games from July 22, 1956, till May 19, 1957. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, their longest winning streak against the Cincinnati Reds was 20 games from May 31, 1937, till April 24, 1938. The two teams have met in the post season on a number of occasions. The first time the Reds and the Pirates met in the NLCS was in 1970 which the Reds won 3-0. In 1972 the teams met again in the NLCS in which the Reds won again 3-2. In 1975, the Reds once again defeated the Pirates 3-0. However, the Reds lost to the Pirates in the 1979 NLCS 3-0. The Reds won again in the 1990 NLCS 4-2. And 2013 was the last time the two teams met where the Reds lost to the Pirates 6-2.

Reds Pirates – Greatest Players

The Cincinnati Reds have had a long list of talented players on their rosters. The Reds list starts with outfielder Pete Rose, catcher Johnny Bench, in fielder Barry Larkin, Joey Votto and Joe Morgan and pitchers Johnny Cueto and Bucky Walters. The Hall of Famers from this list include Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Joe Morgan. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the list is equally long and impressive. The Pirates list starts with Second Base Bill Mazeroski , Manager and Left Field Fred Clarke, Third Base Pie Traynor, Right Field Roberto Clemente and Shortstop Honus Wagner.

The Reds and the Pirates face each other again

Playing in the same league and division, it is inevitable that these two teams will face each other. To get the best deal on the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates tickets you must check the Great American Ball Park and PNC Park seating charts. Also check the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates schedule. You can get cheap Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Pirates tickets from here.

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