- Address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 43,000
- Opened: 31 March 2003
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: Cincinnati Reds (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Great American Ball Park
The construction of the Great American Ball Park started in 2000 and its construction costs were $290 million. World famous artists performed at the stadium. The Major League Baseball venue opened with a baseball match between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates from Pennsylvania. George Herbert Walker Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He served as the 41st president of the United States of America from 1989 to 1993. George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Massachusetts in 1924. He died in Texas in 2018 at the age of 94.
The 1919 World Series
In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series for the first time in their history after beating the Chicago White Sox from Illinois. The 1919 World Series consisted of eight games. On 1 October 1919, the first of those eight games took place in Ohio in front of 30,000 fans. The Reds won the match 9-1. The second game took place one day later. The Reds won the match, which took place in Ohio, 4-2 in front of a crowd of 29,000. The Cincinnati Reds won three more matches in the 1919 World Series.
The 1940 World Series
The Reds won the World Series in 1940 for the second time in their history. They won the title after defeating the Detroit Tigers from Michigan. The 1940 World Series consisted of seven games. The first of those eight games took place in Ohio in front of a crowd of 31,000. The visitors from Michigan won the game. The second match, which took place in Ohio in front of 30,000 fans, was won by the Reds. The Cincinnati Reds won three more games in the 1940 World Series.
More World Series titles in the 20th century
The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series three more times in the 20th century. In 1975, they won the World Series after beating the Boston Red Sox from Massachusetts. One year later, the Reds defeated the New York Yankees in the World Series. In 1990, they won the World Series for the fifth time in their history after beating the Oakland Athletics from California.