This ballpark, although new, holds important historical meaning for the city and state of Ohio. The team originated as the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869. The Reds are also the oldest team that has played every year since it’s founding in one city. They have altered their name throughout the years. At one point they referred to themselves as the Red Stockings due to the Red Scare and fear of Communism in the U.S. in the 1950s. They now go by just the Reds and often the nickname “Big Red Machine.” The Reds have won five World Series titles since their existence. They gained notoriety during the 1970s for their exceptionally good program with notable players such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose (all-time hits leader), Joe Morgan, and Ken Griffey. They have not won a World Series title since 1990. Despite their non-consistent seasons they still gather substantial crowds for every game. Aroldis Chapman threw the first no hitter was pitched by Homer Baily in 2013 and the fastest pitch recorded at 105 mph. The All-Star game will be played there in 2015.