The Cincinnati Reds pride themselves on their history. The first professional baseball team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869 and the Reds as they exist are one of the oldest franchises in American sports. The tradition of Opening Day baseball in Cincinnati spans back decades.

For the 2019 season, the Reds will be celebrating 150 years of professional baseball in Cincinnati in an unprecedented way. If you want to get technical, it’s really not the 150th anniversary of this incarnation of the Reds as the franchise was founded in 1882 after the original Red Stockings went through a couple of different iterations including once being kicked out of the National League for selling beer at games. Yes, that actually happened.

Nevertheless, the Reds will be sporting an incredible 15 (!!!) different throwback uniforms throughout the 2019 campaign to celebrate the milestone from 1902-1999.

Here’s a look at some of the best unis the Reds will sport this season, including an all navy blue version from the early 1900’s, one with Red pants from the 1930’s, and the classic look of the Big Red Machine from the 1970’s. Some of these look quite spectacular.

Everyone loves throwback jerseys, so this should be really cool for Reds fans throughout the season. The sheer number of different uniform options is what makes this stand out above everything and everyone else though. Fifteen different throwbacks? I don’t know if I’ve even ever heard of such a thing. Compare this to the NFL, who won’t even let teams wear full throwback uniforms even once because of rules dictating that teams can only have one helmet for the entire season.

It’s only the start of the year-long celebration for the Reds as the team is planning a number of promos for the entire 162 game schedule. And for a team and a suffering fanbase that hasn’t won a playoff series since 1995 and has just four winning seasons this millennium, celebrating a little nostalgia probably isn’t a bad idea.

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