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1979 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 90-71 .559
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 731-644 + 87
Manager(s): John McNamara
General Manager: Dick Wagner
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 2,356,933 5/26
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Pirates)
Top Draft Pick: Dan Lamar (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ron Plaza
Bullpen Coach: Harry Dunlop
First Base Coach: Russ Nixon
Pitching Coach: Bill Fischer
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Junior Kennedy (#10)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Rick Auerbach3B-SS291001721
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1201141901111.210.304.340644.130.260.2471.36100.034116
40Doug BairP298000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
5Johnny BenchC3146473128
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022
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80426773083411.276.364.459823.183.332.2841.0921.1213538
33Paul BlairOF35140721
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1500112703224.150.209.236445.086.164.1682.4570.033155
42Bill BonhamP305738
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0020001800601.140.140.175315.035.035.205----1063
34Pedro BorbonP32622
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.400----26
44Doug CapillaP27101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
29Dave CollinsOF2639659126
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35169274822316.318.364.402766.083.169.3551.78132.0159429
13Dave ConcepcionSS3159091166
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841976473056618.281.348.415763.134.263.2961.1436.9245666
9Vic CorrellC331331431
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1500142612113.233.309.346655.113.218.2801.86133.046150
7Hector CruzOF261822444
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2701313903118.242.350.385735.143.308.2861.2645.570215
21Arturo DeFreitas1B263427
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0040001600011.206.200.265465.059.059.368----935
22Dan Driessen1B2751572129
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751156277311276.250.330.414744.163.295.2601.2428.6213589
15George FosterOF3044068133
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980259105370311.302.386.561947.259.389.3341.7814.7247505
20Cesar GeronimoOF313563885
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38113756211328.239.312.343655.104.208.2721.5189.0122400
30Ken GriffeyOF2938062120
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32125363913037.316.374.471845.155.268.3331.0847.5179420
16,19Ken HendersonOF331313
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002000200000.231.231.308539.077.077.273----413
47Tom HumeP264618
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0040011700100.174.191.196387.022.043.27617.00--948
26Junior Kennedy2B282202960
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1743283100204.273.355.318673.045.177.3141.11220.070250
25Ray Knight3B2655164175
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79443857344820.318.360.454814.136.205.3351.5055.1250604
51Mike LaCossP237039
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0000032500502.129.164.143307.014.057.2008.33--1078
28Sam MejiasOF27211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
8Joe Morgan2B3543670109
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322869345111358.250.379.376755.126.390.2580.4848.4164538
31Paul MoskauP253733
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0030011300611.081.103.108211.027.054.12013.00--445
34Fred NormanP365929
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00060062200603.153.231.153384.000.102.2433.67--971
16Ron OesterSS233000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Frank PastoreP212524
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00010001000201.160.160.160320.000.000.267----427
21Rafael Santo Domingo23601
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0000001300000.167.286.167453.000.167.3333.00--17
45Manny SarmientoP236000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
41Tom SeaverP3476312
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80012900402.158.169.276445.118.132.22229.0038.02181
36Mario SotoP22724
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0001000200000.571.571.5711142.000.000.800----47
12Harry Spilman1B2456712
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005007522001.214.323.268591.054.179.2350.71--1565
28Champ SummersOF33601012
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1101131510001.200.351.317668.117.317.2501.1560.01974
37,43Dave TomlinP30211
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
Batting Totals20725477731144526631132686994761490219736246128.264.336.396732.132.254.2921.4741.521696199
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Doug Bair291174.3165000421694934745751863031.538.900.674.888.231.69
36Mario Soto22325.35250007037332522230320011.708.030.497.307.781.07
41Tom Seaver341663.1432329500215187857516611314001.157.830.672.555.482.15
45Manny Sarmiento23044.6223100503847212027230011.3810.850.461.625.313.29
35Frank Pastore21674.2630921104951024745823632011.329.660.762.185.972.74
34Fred Norman3611133.653431500019519386791457952101.288.910.652.634.381.67
31Paul Moskau25543.91211510101061075346951586001.499.080.764.334.921.14
44Charlie Leibrandt22000.0030001042200210001.004.500.004.502.250.50
51Mike LaCoss231483.503532610020520292801379733321.368.830.573.453.190.92
47Tom Hume261092.76571220331716316254501233802001.208.940.661.824.422.42
44Doug Capilla27109.0050000067661500002.0010.501.507.500.000.00
34Pedro Borbon32223.40300001824448171728230001.249.600.401.604.602.88
42Bill Bonham30973.782929200017517380741460786381.328.850.723.073.991.30
37,43Dave Tomlin30222.645300017158592917318302011.339.160.472.794.661.67
Pitching Totals90713.604421612771344014401415644576103485773307171.328.840.643.034.831.59
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny BenchC126619681011.9860.00
Vic CorrellC472211921.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan Driessen1B1431289799112.9930.00
Harry Spilman1B12622031.0000.00
Dave Collins1B10641061.0000.00
Arturo DeFreitas1B637015.9740.00
Champ Summers1B641514.9790.00
Johnny Bench1B2131011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Morgan2B1212593291274.9800.00
Junior Kennedy2B5995144528.9800.00
Rick Auerbach2B32010.6670.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray Knight3B1491202621526.9620.00
Rick Auerbach3B1822622.9330.00
Junior Kennedy3B402001.0000.00
Harry Spilman3B429001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave ConcepcionSS14828449527102.9670.00
Rick AuerbachSS16272825.9650.00
Junior KennedySS51016021.0000.00
Ron OesterSS212001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cesar GeronimoOF1182911122.9930.00
George FosterOF116214741.9820.00
Ken GriffeyOF93175831.9840.00
Dave CollinsOF91159242.9760.00
Hector CruzOF69119824.9840.00
Paul BlairOF67117310.9920.00
Champ SummersOF1315110.9410.00
Sam MejiasOF510001.0000.00
Ken HendersonOF220001.0000.00
Arturo DeFreitasOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug BairP65945911.9331.34
Tom HumeP5716362721.9431.82
Dave TomlinP535841031.8242.17
Mike LaCossP35205153424.9612.15
Fred NormanP3419542631.9091.38
Tom SeaverP32215222622.9602.01
Pedro BorbonP30443711.9092.04
Frank PastoreP3095513021.0001.70
Bill BonhamP2917593140.9092.05
Mario SotoP253712001.0000.73
Manny SarmientoP233814001.0001.18
Paul MoskauP2110631923.9171.87
Doug CapillaP5602001.0002.95
Charlie LeibrandtP3410011.0002.20


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