1948 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Warren Giles
Manager(s)Johnny Neun, Bucky Walters
Local televisionWLWT
(Waite Hoyt)
Local radioWCPO
(Waite Hoyt)
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The 1948 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–89, 27 games behind the Boston Braves. This season was the first wherein the Reds were broadcast on television all over Cincinnati via WLWT, with a television simulcast of the radio commentary from WCPO with Waite Hoyt in the booth.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Braves 91 62 0.595 45–31 46–31
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 0.552 44–33 41–36
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 36–41 48–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 71 0.539 47–31 36–40
New York Giants 78 76 0.506 13½ 37–40 41–36
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 25½ 32–44 34–44
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 27 32–45 32–44
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 27½ 35–42 29–48

Record vs. opponents

1948 National League Records

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1948 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 Lamanno 127 385 93 .242 0 27
1B Ted Kluszewski 113 379 104 .274 12 57
2B Bobby Adams 87 262 78 .298 1 21
SS Virgil Stallcup 149 539 123 .228 3 65
3B Grady Hatton 133 458 110 .240 9 44
OF Frank Baumholtz 128 415 123 .296 4 30
OF Johnny Wyrostek 136 512 140 .273 17 76
OF Hank Sauer 145 530 138 .260 35 97

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
Danny Litwhiler 106 338 93 .275 14 44
Claude Corbitt 87 258 66 .256 0 18
Benny Zientara 74 187 35 .187 0 7
Babe Young 49 130 30 .231 1 12
Dewey Williams 48 95 16 .168 1 5
Augie Galan 54 77 22 .286 2 16
Howie Schultz 36 72 12 .167 2 9
Ray Mueller 14 34 7 .206 0 2
Steve Filipowicz 7 26 9 .346 0 3
Clyde Vollmer 7 9 1 .111 0 0
Marv Rickert 8 6 1 .167 0 0
Hugh Poland 3 3 1 .333 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
Johnny Vander Meer 33 232 17 14 3.41 120
Howie Fox 34 171 6 9 4.53 63
Herm Wehmeier 33 147.1 11 8 5.86 56
Ewell Blackwell 22 138.2 7 9 4.54 114
Bucky Walters 7 35 0 3 4.63 19

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
Ken Raffensberger 40 180.1 11 12 3.84 57
Kent Peterson 43 137 2 15 4.60 64
Tommy Hughes 12 27 0 4 9.00 7

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
Harry Gumbert 61 10 8 17 3.47 25
Walker Cress 30 0 1 0 4.50 33
Ken Burkhart 16 0 3 0 6.91 14
Jim Blackburn 16 0 2 0 4.18 10
Buddy Lively 10 0 0 0 2.38 12
Johnny Hetki 3 0 1 0 9.45 3
Eddie Erautt 2 0 0 0 6.00 0
Ken Holcombe 2 0 0 0 7.71 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jewel Ens
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Al Vincent
A Columbia Reds Sally League Gee Walker
B Sunbury Reds Interstate League Joe Buzas
C Rockford Rox Central Association Cyril Pfeifer and Paul O'Dea
C Tyler Trojans Lone Star League Hack Miller
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Pip Koehler and Bobby Mattick
D Ballinger Cats Longhorn League Bill Atwood
D Muncie Reds Ohio–Indiana League Mike Blazo
D Lockport Reds PONY League Cecil Scheffel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lockport[4]

Notes

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

References