1966 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1966 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Reds finishing in seventh place in the National League with a record of 76–84, 18 games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Don Heffner (37–46) and Dave Bristol (39–38), who replaced Heffner in mid-July.

1966 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill DeWitt
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Don Heffner, Dave Bristol
Local televisionWLWT
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radioWCKY
(Jim McIntyre, Claude Sullivan)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9567 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 9368 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 9270 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 8775 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 8577 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 8379 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 7684 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 7290 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 6695 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 7–1110–814–4–17–1114–411–77–118–107–11
Chicago 11–76–125–138–108–105–136–126–124–14
Cincinnati 8–1012–64–146–1210–710–88–107–1011–7
Houston 4–14–113–514–47–117–117–114–146–1210–8
Los Angeles 11–710–812–611–712–611–79–99–910–8
New York 4–1410–87–1011–76–127–115–139–97–11
Philadelphia 7-1113–58–1011–77–1111–710–810–810–8
Pittsburgh 11–712–610–814–49–913–58–107–118–10
San Francisco 10–812–610–712–69–99–98–1011–712–6
St. Louis 11–714–47–118–108–1011–78–1010–86–12

Notable transactions

  • April 4, 1966: Marty Keough was purchased from the Reds by the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • June 7, 1966: Gary Nolan was drafted by the Reds in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1966 Major League Baseball draft.[3]

Roster

1966 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers
  •  7 Jimmie Coker
  •  6 Johnny Edwards
  •  8 Don Pavletich

Infielders

Outfielders Manager
  • 10 Don Heffner (4/15–7/10)
  •  4 Dave Bristol (7/14–10/2)

Coaches

  • 10 Vern Benson (Third base after 7/14)
  •  4 Dave Bristol (Third base until 7/10)
  •  3 Mel Harder (Pitching)
  • 13 Ray Shore (Batting practice)
  •  2 Roy Sievers (First base)
  •  9 Whitey Wietelmann (Bullpen)

Player stats

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CJohnny Edwards9828254.191639
1BTony Pérez9925768.265439
2BPete Rose156654205.3131670
SSLeo Cárdenas160568145.2552081
3BTommy Helms138542154.284949
LFDeron Johnson142505130.2572481
CFVada Pinson156618178.2881676
RFTommy Harper149553154.278531

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Don Pavletich8323569.2941238
Art Shamsky9623454.2312147
Gordy Coleman9122757.251537
Jimmie Coker5011128.252414
Chico Ruiz8211028.25505
Dick Simpson928420.238414
Lee May257525.333210
Mel Queen56557.12705

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Maloney32224.21682.80216
Sammy Ellis41221.012195.29154
Milt Pappas33209.212114.29133
Jim O'Toole25142.0573.5596
Joey Jay1273.2623.9144

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joe Nuxhall35130.0684.5071
Hank Fischer1138.0066.6324

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Billy McCool5788182.48104
Don Nottebart5954113.0769
Ted Davidson545443.9054
Jack Baldschun421505.4944
Darrell Osteen1302112.0017
Mel Queen70016.439
Dom Zanni50000.005
Gerry Arrigo30004.913
John Tsitouris100018.000

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Red Davis
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Jack Cassini
A Peninsula Grays Carolina League Pinky May
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Lou Fitzgerald
A-Short Season Sioux Falls Packers Northern League Jim Snyder

[4]

Notes

  1. Frank Robinson at Baseball Reference
  2. Marty Keough at Baseball Reference
  3. Gary Nolan at Baseball Reference
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References


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