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Cincinnati Redlegs From 1954 through 1959, the Cincinnati Reds of the National League were officially known as the Cincinnati Redlegs. Why the name change? McCarthyism-era hysteria linked anything called the 'Reds' to communism.
Tags: Cincinnati  Redlegs  baseball 
Added: 11th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-11 
Once again proving that extremists can take offense at anything...
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-11 
Now that made no sense whatsoever.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-09-11 
Even though they were called the Redlegs they were still referred to as the Reds if you looked at baseball linescores. Now the Tampa Bay Devil Rays want to called the Rays instead of the Devil Rays.
Posted by: Classico on 2008-09-14 
Redlegs! I had forgotten that they did change their names back then. Back in the 1860s it was the Red Stockings. I don't think that would be fitting today.

;)
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-09-15 
The Chicago White Sox were known as the White Stockings.
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