1987 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1987 season resulted in another winning season for the Cincinnati Reds in the National League West. They failed, however, to overcome the Giants and finished in 2nd place for a third consecutive year with a record of 84-78.

1987 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Marge Schott
General manager(s)Bill Bergesch, Murray Cook
Manager(s)Pete Rose
Local televisionWLWT
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Johnny Bench)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Andy MacWilliams)
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Offseason

  • November 11, 1986: Chris Welsh was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • February 17, 1987: Wade Rowdon was traded by the Reds to the Chicago Cubs for Guy Hoffman.[2]
  • March 20, 1987: Derek Botelho was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for Eddie Tanner (minors) and Pete Carey (minors).[3]
  • March 23, 1987: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[4]
  • March 29, 1987: Max Venable was released by the Reds.[5]

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1987 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 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7

Transactions

  • April 9, 1987: Max Venable was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[5]
  • May 19, 1987: Sal Butera was released by the Reds.[6]
  • June 2, 1987: Butch Henry was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1987.[7]
  • August 26, 1987: Bill Gullickson was traded by the Reds to the New York Yankees for Dennis Rasmussen.[8]

Roster

1987 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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 H Avg. HR RBI
C Bo Díaz 140 496 134 .270 15 82
1B Nick Esasky 100 346 94 .272 22 59
2B Ron Oester 69 237 60 .253 2 23
3B Buddy Bell 143 522 148 .284 17 70
SS Barry Larkin 125 439 107 .244 12 43
LF Kal Daniels 108 368 123 .334 26 64
CF Eric Davis 129 474 139 .293 37 100
RF Dave Parker 153 589 149 .253 26 97

Of special note: Center Fielder Eric Davis amassed 50 stolen bases in addition to hitting 37 home runs, becoming the first major league player to achieve 30 homers and 50 stolen bases in the same season.

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Guy Hoffman 36 158.2 9 10 4.37 87

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Jack Lind
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Tom Runnells
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejías
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Dave Keller

[9]

References

  1. ^ "Chris Welsh Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Derek Botelho Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Terry Francona at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Max Venable at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Sal Butera at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Butch Henry Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Bill Gullickson at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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