The Bank Street Grounds is a former baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The park was home to Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds in 1880 and from 1882 to 1883. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Champions National League: Chicago White Stockings National League final standings Statistical leaders Champions NOTE Chicago White Stockings played the Cincinnati Red Stockings in a 2-game post-season series Champions National League: Boston Beaneaters American Association: Philadelphia Athletics Inter-State It was also home to the Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of the Union Association in 1884. The Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of 1884 were a member of the short-lived Union Association. The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted for only one season in 1884.
The ballpark was located at the intersection of Bank Street and McLaren Avenue, less than one mile away from the future site of Crosley Field. Crosley Field was a Major League Baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its location has typically been described as "the foot of Bank Street. " It succeeded the Avenue Grounds as the home site for professional ball in the Queen City. Avenue Grounds was a Baseball field located in Cincinnati Ohio, USA
When the Reds were kicked out of the National League for selling beer on Sundays, violating its self-instituted "blue law", they disbanded for the 1881 season, but reformed as an American Association club in 1882. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed Alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea A blue law is a type of law in the United States and Canada designed to enforce moral standards particularly the observance of Sunday as a day of worship Champions National League: Chicago White Stockings National League final standings Statistical leaders This article refers to the former Baseball major league that existed from 1882 to 1891 Champions NOTE Chicago White Stockings played the Cincinnati Red Stockings in a 2-game post-season series The AA had had no such rules against Sunday beer sales. Indeed, the American Association was known informally as "the beer and whiskey" league. Whisky (uisge-beatha or whiskey (uisce beatha or fuisce) refers to a broad category of Alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented The Reds won the inaugural season of the AA, and as such participated in a World Series, of sorts, with the NL champions, the Chicago White Stockings. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition Series was informally arranged, and ended after two games with each team having won one. Both games were staged at the Bank Street Grounds.
In 1884, a former prominent member of the Reds front-office, a man named Justus Thorner, invested in the new Union Association club. Champions First World's Championship Series: Providence Grays over New York Metropolitans (3-0 National League He secured the Bank Street Grounds for his team, and the Reds had to look elsewhere. (Allen, p. 29-30). The Reds eventually settled on Findlay and Western, opening the site that would eventually become Crosley Field, the home of the Reds until partway into the 1970 season.
Although the Union Association was dominated by the St. Louis Maroons, the Cincinnati Unions or "Outlaw Reds" had a strong club that could hold its own against the Maroons, and drew well at the gate, eroding the "real" Reds' fan base. The St Louis Maroons were a professional Baseball club based in St However, the "Onion League" folded after just one season. The Reds opted to stay at Findlay and Western, and Bank Street was done with professional baseball.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority ("SORTA") and CSX Transportation are current tenants on the Bank Street Grounds property. Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (abbreviated SORTA) is the Public transport agency serving Cincinnati Ohio and its suburbs
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1880 – 1883