1983 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1983 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. It was Johnny Bench's last season as a Red.

1983 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record74–88 (.457)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)William & James Williams
General manager(s)Dick Wagner, Bob Howsam
Manager(s)Russ Nixon
Local televisionWLWT
(Ray Lane, Ken Wilson, Dick Carlson)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9171 0.562 48–32 43–39
Atlanta Braves 8874 0.543 3 46–34 42–40
Houston Astros 8577 0.525 6 46–36 39–41
San Diego Padres 8181 0.500 10 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 7983 0.488 12 43–38 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 7488 0.457 17 36–45 38–43

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta5–712–611–77–117–58–47–56–69–99–97–5
Chicago7–54–85–76–67–119–95–139–95–74–810–8
Cincinnati6–128–45–137–114–87–56–66–69–910–86–6
Houston7–117–513–56–128–49–34–86–611–712–62–10
Los Angeles 11–76–611–712–67–57–511–16–66–12–15–139–3
Montreal5–711–78–44–85–78–108–10–18–108–48–49–9
New York4–89–95–73–95–710–86–129–96–65–76–12
Philadelphia5-713–56–68–41–1110–8–112–611–75–75–714–4
Pittsburgh6–69–96–66–66–610–89–97–119–36–610–8
San Diego9–97–59–97–1112–6–14–86–67–53–911–76–6
San Francisco9–98–48–106–1213–54–87–57–56–67–114–8
St. Louis5–78–106–610–23–99–912–64–148–106–68–4

Notable transactions

Roster

1983 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers
  • 38 Bruce Berenyi
  • 42 Keefe Cato
  • 32 Rich Gale
  • 37 Greg Harris
  • 45 Ben Hayes
  • 47 Tom Hume
  • 50 Brad Lesley
  • 35 Frank Pastore
  • 48 Ted Power
  • 49 Joe Price
  • 25 Charlie Puleo
  • 46,56 Jeff Russell
  • 34 Bill Scherrer
  • 36 Mario Soto
Catchers
  •  9 Dann Bilardello
  •  4 Steve Christmas
  •  4 Alan Knicely
  • 29 Alex Treviño

Infielders

Outfielders
  • 28 César Cedeño
  • 21 Paul Householder
  • 53 Jeff Jones
  • 20,21 Eddie Milner
  •  2 Gary Redus
  • 26 Duane Walker
  • 30 Dallas Williams
Manager

Coaches

  •  6 Bill Fischer
  • 19 Tommy Helms
  • 11 Ron Plaza
  •  3 George Scherger

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
CDann Bilardello10929871.238938
1BDan Driessen122386107.2771257
2BRon Oester157549145.2641158
SSDave Concepción143528123.233147
3BNick Esasky8530280.2651246
LFGary Redus125453112.2471751
CFEddie Milner146502131.261933
RFCésar Cedeño9833277.232939

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
Paul Householder12338097.255643
Johnny Bench11031079.2551254
Duane Walker10922553.236229
Alex Treviño7416736.216113
Kelly Paris5612030.25007
Alan Knicely599822.224210
Tom Foley689820.20409
Wayne Krenchicki517721.273011
Jeff Jones164410.22705
Dallas Williams18362.05601
Skeeter Barnes15347.20614
Steve Christmas9171.05901
Rafael Landestoy750.00000

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
Mario Soto34273.217132.70242
Bruce Berenyi32186.19143.86151
Frank Pastore36184.19124.8893
Joe Price21144.01062.8883
Charlie Puleo27143.26124.8971
Jeff Russell1068.1453.0340

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
Ted Power49111.0564.5457
Rich Gale3389.2465.8253

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
Bill Scherrer7323102.7457
Ben Hayes604676.4944
Tom Hume483594.7734
Brad Lesley50002.165
Keefe Cato41002.453
Greg Harris100027.001

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Roy Hartsfield
AA Waterbury Reds Eastern League Jim Lett
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Jim Hoff
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Bruce Kimm
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Sam Mejías
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Marc Bombard

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings[11]

Notes

References


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