1985 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1985 season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. The Reds finished in second place, 5½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. This year, the Reds adopted an alternate uniform. Reds pitcher Tom Browning became the last 20th Century pitcher to win 20 games in his rookie year.[1]

1985 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–72 (.553)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Marge Schott
General manager(s)Bill Bergesch
Manager(s)Pete Rose
Local televisionWLWT
(Joe Morgan, Ken Wilson)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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Regular season

Pete Rose

On September 11, 1985, Rose was thought to have broken Ty Cobb's all-time hits record with his 4,192nd hit, a single to left-center field off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show. A subsequent independent review of Cobb's hits, however, revealed that two of them were double-counted.[2][3] As a result, it has been suggested that Pete Rose actually broke the all-time hits record against the Cubs' Reggie Patterson with a single in the first in the Reds 5-5 called game against Chicago on September 8.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 48–33 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 0.553 47–34 42–38
Houston Astros 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
San Diego Padres 83 79 0.512 12 44–37 39–42
Atlanta Braves 66 96 0.407 29 32–49 34–47
San Francisco Giants 62 100 0.383 33 38–43 24–57

Record vs. opponents

1985 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 7–11 8–10 5–13 3–9 2–10 10–2 6–6 7–11 10–8 3–9
Chicago 7–5 5–6 5–7 5–7 7–11 4–14 13–5 13–5 8–4 6–6 4–14
Cincinnati 11–7 6–5 11–7 7–11 8–4 4–8 7–5 9–3 9–9 12–6 5–7
Houston 10–8 7–5 7–11 6–12 6–6 4–8 4–8 6–6 12–6 15–3 6–6
Los Angeles 13–5 7–5 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 4–8 8–4 8–10 11–7 7–5
Montreal 9–3 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–8 5–7 7–5 11–7
New York 10–2 14–4 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 11–7 10–8 7–5 8–4 8–10
Philadelphia 2-10 5–13 5–7 8–4 8–4 10–8 7–11 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 5–13 3–9 6–6 4–8 8–9 8–10 7–11 4–8 3–9 3–15
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 7–5 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 4–8
San Francisco 8–10 6–6 6–12 3–15 7–11 5–7 4–8 6–6 9–3 6–12 2–10
St. Louis 9–3 14–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 10–8 15–3 8–4 10–2

Notable transactions

Roster

1985 Cincinnati Reds roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dave Van Gorder 73 151 12 36 .238 2 24 0
1B Pete Rose 119 405 60 107 .264 2 46 8
2B Ron Oester 152 526 59 155 .295 1 34 5
3B Buddy Bell 67 247 28 54 .219 6 36 0
SS Dave Concepción 155 560 59 141 .252 7 48 16
LF Nick Esasky 125 413 61 108 .262 21 66 3
CF Eddie Milner 145 453 82 115 .254 3 33 35
RF Dave Parker 160 635 88 198 .312 34 125 5

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Other batters

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Gary Redus 101 246 51 62 .252 6 28 48
César Cedeño 83 220 24 53 .241 3 30 9
Tony Pérez 72 183 25 60 .328 6 33 0
Wayne Krenchicki 90 173 16 47 .272 4 25 0
Bo Díaz 51 161 12 42 .261 3 15 0
Alan Knicely 48 158 17 40 .253 5 26 0
Eric Davis 56 122 26 30 .246 8 18 16
Tom Foley 43 92 7 18 .196 0 6 1
Paul O'Neill 5 12 1 4 .333 0 1 0

Pitching

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

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

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

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Gene Dusan
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Jack Lind
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Jay Ward
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejías
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Lett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vermont

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.347, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ "The 2005 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia – book review". curledup.com. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Schwarz, Alan (July 31, 2005). "Numbers Are Cast in Bronze, but Are Not Set in Stone". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Tony Pérez at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Skeeter Barnes at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Barry Larkin at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Brad Gulden Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Alan Knicely at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Cesar Cedeno at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "1985 Cincinnati Reds Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
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