The 150th anniversary celebration honors the Red Stockings as baseball's first professional team, but that's far from the only time the Cincinnati Reds have set new standards in the game. The list below takes a look back at the franchise's legacy of "firsts" throughout the years.
The Cincinnati club is the first to wear knicker-style uniforms.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings are baseball's first all-professional team.
On September 9, the Reds participate in the National League's first double-header, dropping a pair of games of games to the Hartford Dark Blues at Hartford.
The Reds' Bobby Mitchell becomes the first left-handed pitcher in National League history.
The Reds participate in professional baseball's first inter-league series as the American Association champion Cincinnati club host the National League champion Chicago White Stockings for a two-game, postseason exhibition series.
On June 6, the Reds participate in the first game attended by a United States President when Ohio native Benjamin Harrison takes in the Reds' 7-4 victory over the Senators at Washington.
On July 12, the Reds' Noodles Hahn throws the first no-hitter of the 20th century when he holds the Phillies hitless at League Park in Cincinnati.
The Reds appear in the first moving picture ever shot of Major League completion when portions of an exhibition game Cincinnati played against Cleveland were filmed.
The Reds' Armando Marsans becomes the first Cuban-born starting player in Major League history as the outfielder appears in 110 games and bats .317.
Reds right-hander Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin pitcher to lead the National League in wins (23) and ERA (1.93).
On June 8, the Reds become the first Major League team to fly to a road game when all but seven of its players take an airplane to Chicago for a series against the Cubs.
On May 24, the Reds host the first night game in Major League history, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
On August 26, the Reds participate in the first televised baseball games in Major League history when both games of their doubleheader at Brooklyn are shown on TV. Reds third baseman Billy Werber is the Major League's first televised batter.
On September 16, Bobby Balcena, the first Major Leaguer of Filipino descent, makes his Major League debut with the Reds.
Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium introduces Major League Baseball's all-synthetic infield that covered everything but the pitcher's mound and the sliding areas around the bases with turf.