Homer Bailey throws the first Reds no-hitter since 1988 against the Pirates on Sept. 28. The Reds' pitching is what carried them into the postseason, with an overall ERA of 3.36 and the only team to start the same 5 guys every day.
Cincinnati Reds fans try to rally their team in the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
: CINCINNATI - 1990: Exterior view of Riverfront Stadium during the 1990 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and The Oakland Athletics circa October of 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Aroldis Chapman has a 0 ERA until June 7, when he hits a rough spot, blowing 3 out of 5 saves. He gets it together finally on June 26 and celebrates a save with a roll, and has blown only 1 save in 30 tries since, and struck out 122 in 71.2 innings.
Marty Brennaman the Hall of Fame broadcaster of the Cincinnati Reds had his head shaved to raise money for charitiy after the game against Pitttsburgh Pirates at GABP on Aug. 3, 2012. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
1990: A Cincinnati Reds fan looks on before a World Series game against the Oakland Athletics. Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Eric Davis #44 of the Cincinnati Reds swings and misses during Game three of the 1990 World Series against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum on October 19, 1990 in Oakland, California. The Reds defeated the A's 8-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
#5 for the Cincinnati Reds, Johnny Bench.
Pete Rose played 18 Opening Day games for the Reds, starting with his rookie season in 1963 (0-for-3, walk, run in 5-2 win over Pirates) and finishing in 1985 (2-for-3, run, 3 RBI in 4-1 win over Expos). (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 16: Barry Larkin #11 of the Cincinnati Reds drives in a run in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers June 16, 2004 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
1 Apr 2002: (L-R) Todd Walker #12, Barry Larkin 311 and Ken Griffey Jr. #30 pose before the National Anthem before Opening Day at Cinergy field against theChicago Cubs in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons/Getty Images
Paul Derringer was the the starting pitcher in two All-Star games. WCPO file photo
When Ken Griffey Jr. came to the plate as a Red for the first time, on Opening Day in 2000, he was baseball's greatest player. He soon began falling victim to to a series of injuries that dashed hopes that Junior would lead the team to a World Series. (WCPO file)
#13 David Concepcion
Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 31: Fans enter the stadium prior to the opening day game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ballpark on March 31, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Dioner Navarro #30 of the Cincinnati Reds gets mobbed by teammates after hitting a triple to drive in the game-winning run in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)