Over the past several decades, Theodore “Ted” Catino has been responsible for starting and leading several companies. He helped start 625 Investments, LLC, which his son TJ Catino now runs. An avid sports fan, Ted Catino follows several professional sports teams, including the Cincinnati Reds.
Throughout the team’s history, the Cincinnati Reds has seen a number of talented players move through its ranks. Just a few of the team’s top players of all time include:
- Ernie Lombardi. Racking up 190 homeruns and a .306 average during his 17-year career, Lombardi was the second catcher ever to win the NL MVP award. Between 1936 and 1940, he made five All Star games in a row and he was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.
- Tony Perez. A seven-time All Star, Perez spent the majority of his career with the Reds. He ranks number six in doubles and number three in homeruns with the team. He also is number two in RBI. He left the team in 1976 as a free agent.
- Frank Robinson. The NL Rookie of the Year in 1956 and NL MVP in 1961, Robinson played his first 10 years with the Cincinnati Reds. He amassed 1,009 RBI, 324 homeruns, and a .307 batting average during his time with the team.
Three years later, they bought out the investor and established lines of credit for $500,000. This amount grew over 25 years to some $300 million. The company eventually built ties with several thousand dealers in 30 states and hired 125 employees.