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1978 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-69 .571
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 710-688 + 22
Roster Continuity 78.54% 7/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bob Howsam (1978-02-16), Dick Wagner
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 2,532,497 3/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Nick Esasky (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ron Plaza
Assistant Coach: George Scherger
First Base Coach: Russ Nixon
Hitting Coach: Ted Kluszewski
Pitching Coach: Larry Shepard
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Junior Kennedy (#10)
National League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Cincinnati Reds season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    23Rick AuerbachSS6-0165R-R281971SE1: 1969-7-145MLB--
    40Doug BairP6-0180R-R281976PIT: 1971-2-46MLB--
    5Johnny BenchC6-1208R-R301967CIN: 1965-2-36MLB--
    42Bill BonhamP6-3195R-R291971BAL: 1968-31-695MLB--
    34Pedro BorbonP6-2185R-R311969Not draftedMLB--
    44Doug CapillaP5-8175L-L261976SFN: 1970-25-600MLB--
    29Dave CollinsOF5-11175B-L251975KCA: 1972-1-9MLB--
    13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1180R-R301970Not draftedMLB--
    9Vic CorrellC5-10185R-R321972CLE: 1967-9-171MLB--
    58Arturo DeFreitas1B6-2195R-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    22Dan Driessen1B5-11190L-R261973Not draftedMLB--
    50Dan DumoulinP6-0175R-R241977CIN: 1972-21-485MLB--
    15George FosterOF6-1185R-R291969SFN: 1968-3-55MLB--
    20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L301969Not draftedMLB--
    17Mike Grace3B6-0175R-R221978CIN: 1974-2-47MLB--
    30Ken GriffeyOF6-0210L-L281973CIN: 1969-29-682MLB--
    19Ken HendersonOF6-2180B-R321965NYN: 1967-42-760MLB--
    47Tom HumeP6-1185R-R251977CIN: 1972-1-16MLB--
    26Junior Kennedy2B6-0185R-R271974BAL: 1968-1-10MLB--
    25Ray Knight3B-1B6-2185R-R251974CIN: 1970-10-238MLB--
    51Mike LaCossP6-4200R-R221978CIN: 1974-3-71MLB--
    21Mike LumOF-1B6-0180L-L321967Not draftedMLB--
    8Joe Morgan2B5-7155L-R341963Not draftedMLB--
    31Paul MoskauP6-2210R-R241977CIN: 1975-3-70MLB--
    37Dale MurrayP6-4205R-R281974MON: 1970-18-418MLB--
    32Fred NormanP5-8160B-L351962Not draftedMLB--
    16Ron Oester2B6-2195B-R221978CIN: 1974-9-215MLB--
    14Pete RoseOF-1B5-11203B-R371963Not draftedMLB--
    45Manny SarmientoP6-0170R-R221976Not draftedMLB--
    41Tom SeaverP6-1206R-R331967ATL: 1966-1-19MLB--
    36Mario SotoP6-0185R-R211977Not draftedMLB--
    56Harry Spilman1B6-1190L-R231978Not draftedMLB--
    28Champ SummersOF6-2205L-R321974Not draftedMLB--
    43Dave TomlinP6-3185L-L291972CIN: 1967-29-554MLB--
    7Donald WernerP6-1185R-R251975CIN: 1971-5-122MLB--

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