This page is a list of the owners and executives of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. They were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 and joined the NL in 1890.


Year(s) Owner
1882–1883 Justus Thorner
1884 Aaron S. Stern
1885 George Herancourt
1886 John Hauck
1887–1890 Aaron S. Stern
1890–1891 † Al Johnson
1891–1902 John T. Brush
1902–1927 Garry Herrmann
1928–1929 C. J. McDiarmid
1930–1933 Sidney Weil
1933-1934 †† Central Trust Bank
1934–1961 Powel Crosley Jr.
1961–1966 Bill DeWitt
1967–1973 Francis L. Dale
1973–1980 Louis Nippert
1980–1984 William Williams & James Williams
1984–1999 Marge Schott
1999–2005 Carl Lindner Jr.
2006–present Bob Castellini

† Johnson owned the team briefly during the 1890-91 offseason before selling the club to John T. Brush.

†† With Weil on the verge of bankruptcy the Central Trust Bank took over ownership of the club in November of 1933. Powel Crosley purchased the team in February of 1934.

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General Managers

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Other executives


  1. ^ "Reds owners". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 3, 2005. p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Sports and Pastimes – Base Ball". Brooklyn Eagle. October 22, 1886. p. 2. Retrieved September 13, 2020 – via

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