Friday, April 19, 2013

The Cincinnati Redlegs

The origin of the nicknames of Major League Baseball teams:

Before the 1953 season, club officials announced that the team would once again officially be known as the Cincinnati Redlegs. Around the same time, the team temporarily removed "Reds" from its uniforms. As the AP reported in 1953, "The political significance of the word "˜Reds' these days and its effect on the change was not discussed by management."