1995 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1995 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds winning the National League Central, and the National League Division Series in three straight games over the Los Angeles Dodgers before losing the National League Championship Series in four games to the eventual World Series champion Atlanta Braves.

1995 Cincinnati Reds
1995 NL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Record85–59 (.590)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Marge Schott
General manager(s)Jim Bowden
Manager(s)Davey Johnson
Local televisionWLWT
SportsChannel Cincinnati
(Marty Brennaman, George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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  • October 13, 1994: Jacob Brumfield was traded by the Reds to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Danny Clyburn.[1]
  • November 3, 1994: Joe Oliver was released by the Reds.[2]
  • November 4, 1994: Damon Berryhill was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[3]
  • December 1, 1994: Kevin Maas was released by the Reds.[4]
  • December 22, 1994: Jack Morris was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[5]

Regular season

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 1995 at Riverfront Stadium

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 8559 0.590 44–28 41–31
Houston Astros 7668 0.528 9 36–36 40–32
Chicago Cubs 7371 0.507 12 34–38 39–33
St. Louis Cardinals 6281 0.434 22½ 39–33 23–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 5886 0.403 27 31–41 27–45

Record vs. opponents

Atlanta 8–48–59–410–36–65–49–45–87–64–25–27–17–5
Chicago 4–83–76–78–45–87–53–54–36–18–55–75–79–4
Cincinnati 5–87–35–76–612–14–38–47–59–38–53–63–38–5
Colorado 4–97–67–55–74–44–97–15–44–28–49–48–55–7
Florida 3–104–86–67–58–43–76–77–66–75–83–25–34–3
Houston 6–68–51–124–44–83–29–36–65–79–47–45–39–4
Los Angeles 4–55–73–49–47–32–37–56–64–99–47–68–57–5
Montreal 4–95–34–81–77–63–95–77–68–54–47–57–64–3
New York 8–53–45–74–56–76–66–66–77–64–36–75–83–4
Philadelphia 6-71–63–92–47–67–59–45–86–76–36–66–65–4
Pittsburgh 2–45–85–84–88–54–94–94–43–43–64–86–66–7
San Diego 2–57–56–34–92–34–76–75–77–66–68–46–77–5
San Francisco 1–77–53–35–83–53–55–86–78–56–66–67–67–6
St. Louis 5–74–95–87–53–44-95–73–44–34–57–65–76–7

Notable transactions


1995 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager

Assistant Manager/Bench Coach


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
CBenito Santiago8126676.2861144
1BHal Morris101359100.2791151
2BBret Boone138513137.2671568
3BJeff Branson12233186.2601245
SSBarry Larkin131496158.3191566
LFRon Gant119410113.2762988
CFDarren Lewis5816340.24508
RFReggie Sanders133484148.3062899

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
Thomas Howard11328185.302326
Eddie Taubensee8021862.284944
Lenny Harris10119741.208216
Mark Lewis8117158.339330
Jerome Walton10216247.290822
Eric Anthony4713436.269523
Deion Sanders3312931.240110
Damon Berryhill348215.183211
Brian Hunter407917.21519
Mariano Duncan296920.290313
Willie Greene8192.10500
Craig Worthington10185.27812
Nigel Wilson570.00000
Steve Gibralter431.33300
Eric Owens2221.00001

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
Pete Schourek29190.11873.22160
John Smiley28176.21253.46124
Kevin Jarvis1979.0345.7033
Mark Portugal1477.2653.8233
David Wells1172.2653.5950
José Rijo1469.0544.1762
C. J. Nitkowski932.1136.1218
Rick Reed417.0005.8210
Frank Viola314.1016.284
John Roper27.00010.296

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
Tim Pugh2898.1653.8438
Dave Burba1563.1623.2750
Pete Smith1124.1126.6614

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
Jeff Brantley5632282.8262
Héctor Carrasco642754.1264
Xavier Hernandez597234.6084
Chuck McElroy443406.0227
Mike Jackson406122.3941
Johnny Ruffin100001.3511
Brad Pennington60005.597
Scott Sullivan30004.912
Matt Grott200021.602
Mike Remlinger20009.001
John Courtright10009.000


Game Log

1995 Postseason Game Log (3–4)
NLDS vs Dodgers (3–0)
1October 3@ Dodgers7–2Harnisch (1–0)Martinez (0–1)Dodger Stadium44,1991–0
2October 4@ Dodgers5–4Burba (1–0)Osuna (0–1)Brantley (1)Dodger Stadium46,0512–0
3October 6Dodgers10–1Wells (1–0)Nomo (0–1)Riverfront Stadium 53,2763–0
NLCS vs Braves (0–4)
1October 10Braves1–2 (11)Wohlers (1–0)Jackson (0–1)McMichael (1)Riverfront Stadium40,3820–1
2October 11Braves2–6 (10)McMichael (1–0)Portugal (0–1)Riverfront Stadium44,6240–2
3October 13@ Braves2–5Maddux (1–0)Wells (0–1)Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium51,4240–3
4October 14@ Braves0–6Avery (1–0)Schourek (0–1)Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium52,0670–4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Marc Bombard
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Dave Miley
A Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League Mark Berry
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Razor Shines
Rookie Princeton Reds Appalachian League Brad Kelley
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Donnie Scott




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