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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
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Pete Rose3B37   655103198
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3
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7
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52139623036278.302.362.421783.119.220.3060.4893.6276729
30Ken GriffeyOF28   61490177
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8
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10
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63235547001936.288.344.417761.129.246.3111.3061.4256680
15George FosterOF29   60497170
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7
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40
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12044701387160618.281.360.546906.265.381.3011.9715.1330687
13Dave ConcepcionSS30   56575170
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6723105183143414.301.357.405762.104.218.3421.6394.2229624
22Dan Driessen1B26   52468131
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3
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702897579473613.250.345.397742.147.326.2641.0532.8208612
8Joe Morgan2B34   44168104
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013
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751957940230116.236.347.385732.150.361.2280.5133.9170533
5Johnny BenchC30   39352102
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23
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73425083110169.260.340.483823.224.356.2701.6617.1190451
20Cesar GeronimoOF30   2962867
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27834367310815.226.329.334663.108.270.2761.5659.299351
26Junior Kennedy2B27   1572240
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01141312812104.255.381.293674.038.255.3100.90--46190
21Mike LumOF32   1461539
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2300221804014.267.361.452813.185.336.2680.8224.366169
19Ken HendersonOF32   1441024
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1900233203028.167.278.285563.118.278.1891.3948.041169
7Donald WernerC25   113717
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01110143012041.150.242.186428.035.168.1952.14--21132
9Vic CorrellC32   105925
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60281703206.238.292.333625.095.152.2762.13105.035115
29Dave CollinsOF25   1021322
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00777151800122.216.311.225536.010.157.2561.20--23120
41Tom SeaverP33   7459
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00400831001300.122.207.135342.014.122.2093.88--1095
25Ray Knight3B25   65713
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40031300004.200.235.292527.092.138.2354.3365.01968
23Rick AuerbachSS28   551718
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51071210201.327.413.545958.218.364.3901.7127.53065
32Fred NormanP35   5037
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00030031900800.140.189.140329.000.060.2266.33--761
31Paul MoskauP24   49610
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110041000200.204.264.327591.122.204.2372.5049.01655
47Tom HumeP25   4523
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00030022100801.067.106.067173.000.044.12510.50--355
42Bill BonhamP29   4328
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005004910800.186.271.256527.070.163.2352.25--1156
28Champ SummersOF32   3549
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3217401002.257.381.400781.143.371.2670.5735.01442
51Mike LaCossP22   3032
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0010001700600.067.067.100167.033.033.154----336
58Arturo DeFreitas1B25   1914
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2001400010.211.238.421659.211.263.2004.0019.0821
45Manny SarmientoP22   16000000000710100.000.059.00059.000.000.000----018
40Doug BairP28   1412
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0001000400100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----215
34Pedro BorbonP31   1102
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0001000200100.182.182.182364.000.000.222----212
16Ron OesterSS22   813
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0001000200100.375.375.375750.000.000.500----39
43Dave TomlinP29   501
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0001000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
56Harry Spilman23   411
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
17Mike Grace3B22   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
37Dale MurrayP28   3000000000200200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
44Doug CapillaP26   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
36Mario SotoP21   2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
Batting Totals224553927101378270321366691375863689926728454112.256.331.393724.138.270.2821.4139.621206166
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Tom Seaver33   16142.8736368100259.2218978326892266101.187.550.903.087.822.54
32Fred Norman35   1193.7136310011177.1173867319821114131.448.800.974.175.641.35
47Tom Hume25   8114.1442233081174.019889801250906141.4310.240.622.594.661.80
31Paul Moskau24   643.9726252111145.013965641757881731.358.631.063.545.461.54
42Bill Bonham29   1153.5423231000140.11515955950838211.449.710.583.215.341.66
45Manny Sarmiento22   974.3963400275127.110965621654721111.287.721.133.835.101.33
40Doug Bair28   761.98700005628100.1872322638911001.257.830.543.428.192.39
34Pedro Borbon31   825.006200022499.11025655627352231.309.270.552.453.181.30
51Mike LaCoss22   484.501615210096.01045648546312111.569.750.474.312.910.67
43Dave Tomlin29   915.815700023462.1885440330321131.9012.770.444.354.651.07
37Dale Murray28   114.09150005232.2342015117253001.559.270.274.646.821.47
36Mario Soto21   102.5051001018.01355113130001.446.500.506.506.501.00
44Doug Capilla26   019.8263000011.014121211190002.2711.450.829.007.360.82
50Dan Dumoulin24   101.803000105.07110321012.0012.600.005.403.600.67
Batting Totals92693.8246016116314546144814376886151225679083617201.388.930.763.525.641.60
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny BenchC1076054876.9890.00
Vic CorrellC521801840.9800.00
Donald WernerC492142134.9870.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan Driessen1B151126493692.9960.00
Johnny Bench1B1175527.9760.00
Mike Lum1B731210.9710.00
Arturo DeFreitas1B6403051.0000.00
Pete Rose1B2150021.0000.00
Ray Knight1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Morgan2B1242522901149.9800.00
Junior Kennedy2B7194138527.9790.00
Rick Auerbach2B103411.8750.00
Ray Knight2B412001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pete Rose3B1561172561523.9610.00
Ray Knight3B6083871.8680.00
Junior Kennedy3B404011.0000.00
Rick Auerbach3B321001.0000.00
Mike Grace3B202001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave ConcepcionSS1522554592372.9690.00
Rick AuerbachSS26244228.9710.00
Ron OesterSS639021.0000.00
Ray KnightSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George FosterOF15731910101.9710.00
Ken GriffeyOF15429613102.9690.00
Cesar GeronimoOF115259451.9810.00
Mike LumOF4369612.9870.00
Ken HendersonOF38780001.0000.00
Dave CollinsOF2430113.9690.00
Champ SummersOF1214010.9330.00
Pete RoseOF730001.0000.00
Ray KnightOF321001.0000.00
Johnny BenchOF20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug BairP7010011711.9471.62
Manny SarmientoP631271015011.0001.77
Pedro BorbonP6299615011.0001.91
Dave TomlinP576251330.8572.61
Tom HumeP4217483011.9741.97
Fred NormanP3617762520.9391.58
Tom SeaverP36259152862.8781.49
Paul MoskauP26145513011.0001.12
Bill BonhamP23140133532.9413.08
Mike LaCossP1696813001.0001.97
Dale MurrayP15323830.7863.07
Doug CapillaP61101001.0000.82
Mario SotoP51801001.0000.50
Dan DumoulinP3502001.0003.60


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