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1978 Cincinnati RedsSeason Roster
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Ray Knight played for the 1978 Cincinnati Reds
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameReds
LocationCincinnati,Ohio
Record92-69 (2nd in National League West)League Rank2ndMLB Rank5th
BallparkRiverfront Stadium
ManagerSparky AndersonGeneral ManagerBob Howsam
CoachesAlex Grammas (Third Base Coach), Ted Kluszewski (Hitting Coach), Russ Nixon (First Base Coach), Ron Plaza (Assistant Coach), George Scherger (Assistant Coach), Larry Shepard (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNick Esasky (#17)
Attendance2,532,497 (Rank: 3rd)
Minor League AffiliatesIndianapolis Indians (AAA) 78-57 ... Nashville Sounds (AA) 64-77 ... Tampa Tarpons (A+) 61-73 ... Shelby Reds (A) 75-64 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 36-34 ... Billings Mustangs (Rk) 50-18 ...
Years Available1876-2019

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1978 Cincinnati Reds.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Cincinnati Reds Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
23Rick AuerbachSS6-0 165 R-R 1950-02-15 28Woodland Hills,California MLB1969-19811971-1981Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col
1969- 7- 145-SE1
 
40Doug BairP6-0 180 R-R 1949-08-22 28Defiance,Ohio MLB1971-19921976-1990Oakwood (Oakwood,OH)Bowling Green St
1971- 2-  46-PIT
 
5Johnny BenchC6-1 208 R-R 1947-12-07 30Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1965-19831967-1983Binger-Oney (Binger,OK)
1965- 2-  36-CIN
 
42Bill BonhamP6-3 195 R-R 1948-10-01 29Glendale,California MLB1970-19821971-1980Francis Poly (Sun Valley,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col, UCLA
1968-31- 695-BAL
 
34Pedro BorbonP6-2 185 R-R 1946-12-02 31Valverde Mao,Dom Rep MLB1966-19801969-1980  
1964-   UDFA-SLN
 
44Doug CapillaP5-8 175 L-L 1952-01-07 26Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1970-19821976-1981Kailua (Kailua,HI)
1970-25- 600-SFN
 
29Dave CollinsOF5-11 175 B-L 1952-10-20 25Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1972-19901975-1990Stevens (Rapid City,SD)Mesa CC
1972- 1-   9-KCA
 
13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1 180 R-R 1948-06-17 30Aragua,Venezuela MLB1968-19881970-1988  
1967-   UDFA-CIN
 
9Vic CorrellC5-10 185 R-R 1946-02-05 32Washington,District of Columbia MLB1967-19801972-1980McCleneghan (Florence,SC)Georgia So.U.
1967- 9- 171-CLE
 
58Arturo DeFreitas1B6-2 195 R-R 1953-04-26 25San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1977-19791978-1979  
1970-   UDFA-CIN
 
22Dan Driessen1B5-11 190 L-R 1951-07-29 26Hilton Head Island,South Carolina MLB1970-19871973-1987Hardeeville (Hardeeville,SC)
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
50Dan DumoulinP6-0 175 R-R 1953-08-20 24Kokomo,Indiana MLB1977-19791977-1978Kokomo (Kokomo,IN)
1972-21- 485-CIN
 
15George FosterOF6-1 185 R-R 1948-12-01 29Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1968-19861969-1986Leuzinger (Lawndale,CA)El Camino Col
1968- 3-  55-SFN
 
20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2 170 L-L 1948-03-11 30El Seybo,Dom Rep MLB1967-19831969-1983  
1967-   UDFA-NYA
 
17Mike Grace3B6-0 175 R-R 1956-06-14 22Pontiac,Michigan MLB1977-19831978-1978Waterford Mott (Waterford,MI)
1974- 2-  47-CIN
 
30Ken GriffeyOF6-0 210 L-L 1950-04-10 28Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19911973-1991Donora (Donora,PA)
1969-29- 682-CIN
 
19Ken HendersonOF6-2 180 B-R 1946-06-15 32Carroll,Iowa MLB1964-19801965-1980Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1967-42- 760-NYN
 
47Tom HumeP6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-29 25Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1972-19871977-1987Northeast (St. Petersburg,FL)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1972- 1-  16-CIN
 
26Junior Kennedy2B6-0 185 R-R 1950-08-09 27Fort Gibson,Oklahoma MLB1968-19831974-1983Arvin (Arvin,CA)
1968- 1-  10-BAL
 
25Ray Knight3B6-2 185 R-R 1952-12-28 25Albany,Georgia MLB1971-19881974-1988Dougherty Comprehensive (Albany,GA)
1970-10- 238-CIN
 
51Mike LaCossP6-4 200 R-R 1956-05-30 22Glendale,California MLB1974-19921978-1991Mount Whitney (Visalia,CA)
1974- 3-  71-CIN
 
21Mike LumOF6-0 180 L-L 1945-10-27 32Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1963-19811967-1981Roosevelt (Honolulu,HI)Brigham Young U.
1963-   UDFA-MLB
 
8Joe Morgan2B5-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 34Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984Castlemont (Oakland,CA)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
31Paul MoskauP6-2 210 R-R 1953-12-20 24St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1975-19831977-1983Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Azusa Pacific U.
1975- 3-  70-CIN
 
37Dale MurrayP6-4 205 R-R 1950-02-02 28Cuero,Texas MLB1970-19851974-1985   Blinn Col
1970-18- 418-MON
 
32Fred NormanP5-8 160 B-L 1942-08-20 35San Antonio,Texas MLB1961-19801962-1980Jackson (Miami,FL)
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
16Ron OesterSS6-2 195 B-R 1956-05-05 22Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1974-19901978-1990Withrow (Cincinnati,OH)
1974- 9- 215-CIN
 
14Pete Rose3B5-11 203 B-R 1941-04-14 37Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1960-19861963-1986Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)
1960-   UDFA-CIN
 
45Manny SarmientoP6-0 170 R-R 1956-02-02 22Cagua,Venezuela MLB1972-19851976-1983  
1972-   UDFA-CIN
 
41Tom SeaverP6-1 206 R-R 1944-11-17 33Fresno,California MLB1966-19861967-1986Fresno (Fresno,CA)USC
1966- 1-  19-ATL
 
36Mario SotoP6-0 185 R-R 1956-07-12 21Bani,Dom Rep MLB1975-19881977-1988  
1973-   UDFA-CIN
 
56Harry Spilman1B6-1 190 L-R 1954-07-18 23Albany,Georgia MLB1974-19901978-1989  
1974-   UDFA-CIN
 
28Champ SummersOF6-2 205 L-R 1946-06-15 32Bremerton,Washington MLB1972-19841974-1984Madison (Madison,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1971-   UDFA-OAK
 
43Dave TomlinP6-3 185 L-L 1949-06-22 29Maysville,Kentucky MLB1967-19871972-1986West Union (West Union,OH)
1967-29- 554-CIN
 
7Donald WernerC6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-08 25Appleton,Wisconsin MLB1971-19971975-1982Appleton East (Appleton,WI)
1971- 5- 122-CIN
 
35 Players