1944 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Warren Giles
Manager(s)Bill McKechnie
Local radioWSAI
(Roger Baker, Dick Bray)
WKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Dick Nesbitt)
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The 1944 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League, although finishing in third place. They finished the season with 89 wins and 65 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

On June 10, Joe Nuxhall made his major league debut. At age 15, he is (as of the 2010 season) the youngest confirmed player ever to play Major League Baseball. He pitched just two-thirds of an inning, giving up 5 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks. He would not appear in the majors again until 1952.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 54–22 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 14½ 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 0.578 16 45–33 44–32
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 30 35–42 40–37
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 38 39–36 28–51
Boston Braves 65 89 0.422 40 38–40 27–49
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 0.409 42 37–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 0.399 43½ 29–49 32–43

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOB BKN CHC CIN NYG PHP PIT SLC
Boston 9–13 11–11 8–14 9–13 11–11–1 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14–1 8–14 10–12 16–6 4–18 4–18
Chicago 11–11 14–8–1 9–13–1 10–12 13–9 12–10–1 6–16
Cincinnati 14–8 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 13–19 12–10 8–14
New York 13–9 12–10 12–10 7–15 10–12 7–15–1 6–16
Philadelphia 11–11–1 6–16 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–12 5–17
Pittsburgh 13–9 18–4 10–12–1 10–12 15–7–1 12–9 12–10–3
St. Louis 14–8 18–4 16–6 14–8 16–6 17–5 10–12–3


Roster

1944 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Ray Mueller 155 555 159 .286 10 73
1B Frank McCormick 153 581 177 .305 20 102
2B Woody Williams 155 653 157 .240 1 35
3B Steve Mesner 121 414 100 .242 1 47
SS Eddie Miller 155 536 112 .209 4 55
OF Gee Walker 121 478 133 .278 5 62
OF Eric Tipton 140 479 144 .301 3 36
OF Dain Clay 110 356 89 .250 0 17

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
Max Marshall 66 229 56 .245 4 23
Tony Criscola 64 157 36 .229 0 14
Chuck Aleno 50 127 21 .165 1 15
Estel Crabtree 58 98 28 .286 0 11
Jo-Jo White 24 85 20 .235 0 5
Buck Fausett 13 31 3 .097 0 1
Joe Just 11 11 2 .182 0 0
Chucho Ramos 4 10 5 .500 0 0
Len Rice 10 4 0 .000 0 0
Jodie Beeler 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Al Lakeman 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Kermit Wahl 4 1 0 .000 0 0
Mike Kosman 1 0 0 --- 0 0
Johnny Riddle 1 0 0 --- 0 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
Bucky Walters 34 285 23 8 2.40 77
Ed Heusser 30 192.2 13 11 2.38 42
Harry Gumbert 24 155.1 10 8 3.30 40
Elmer Riddle 4 26.2 2 2 4.05 6
Joe Beggs 1 9 1 0 2.00 2

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
Clyde Shoun 38 202.2 13 10 3.02 55
Tommy de la Cruz 34 191.1 9 9 3.25 65
Arnold Carter 33 148.2 11 7 2.60 33
Jim Konstanty 20 112.2 6 4 2.80 19
Bob Ferguson 9 16 0 3 9.00 9
Bob Katz 6 18.1 0 1 3.93 4
Bill Lohrman 2 1.2 0 1 27.00 0

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
Bob Malloy 9 1 1 0 3.09 4
Buck Fausett 2 0 0 0 5.91 3
Howie Fox 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Kent Peterson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Joe Nuxhall 1 0 0 0 67.50 0
Jake Eisenhart 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jewel Ens
A1 Birmingham Barons Southern Association Johnny Riddle and Ted Petoskey

[3]

References

  1. ^ Kent Peterson page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Kermit Wahl page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007