1949 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Warren Giles
Manager(s)Bucky Walters, Luke Sewell
Local televisionWLWT/WCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt)
Local radioWCPO
(Waite Hoyt)
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The 1949 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 62–92, 35 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 0.630 48–29 49–28
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 1 51–26 45–32
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 0.526 16 40–37 41–36
Boston Braves 75 79 0.487 22 43–34 32–45
New York Giants 73 81 0.474 24 43–34 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 0.461 26 36–41 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 0.403 35 35–42 27–50
Chicago Cubs 61 93 0.396 36 33–44 28–49

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1949 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 Walker Cooper 82 307 86 .280 16 62
1B Ted Kluszewski 136 531 164 .309 8 68
2B Jimmy Bloodworth 134 452 118 .261 9 59
SS Virgil Stallcup 141 575 146 .254 3 45
3B Grady Hatton 137 537 141 .263 11 69
OF Harry Walker 86 314 100 .318 1 23
OF Peanuts Lowrey 89 309 85 .275 2 25
OF Johnny Wyrostek 134 474 118 .249 9 46

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 102 292 85 .291 11 48
Lloyd Merriman 103 287 66 .230 4 26
Bobby Adams 107 277 70 .253 0 25
Dixie Howell 64 172 42 .244 2 18
Hank Sauer 42 152 36 .237 4 16
Ray Mueller 32 106 29 .274 1 13
Claude Corbitt 44 94 17 .181 0 3
Frank Baumholtz 27 81 19 .235 1 8
Sammy Meeks 16 36 11 .306 2 6
Chuck Kress 27 29 6 .207 0 3
Johnny Pramesa 17 25 6 .240 1 2
Wally Post 6 8 2 .250 0 1

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
Ken Raffensberger 41 284.0 18 17 3.39 103
Howie Fox 38 215.0 6 19 3.98 60
Herm Wehmeier 33 213.1 11 12 4.68 80
Johnny Vander Meer 28 159.2 5 10 4.90 76

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
Eddie Erautt 39 112.2 4 11 3.36 43
Buddy Lively 31 103.1 4 6 3.92 30
Kent Peterson 30 66.1 4 5 6.24 28
Harry Perkowski 5 23.2 1 1 4.56 3
Dixie Howell 5 13.1 0 1 8.10 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
Ewell Blackwell 30 5 5 1 4.23 55
Frank Fanovich 29 0 2 0 5.40 27
Harry Gumbert 29 4 3 2 5.53 12
Jess Dobernic 14 0 0 0 9.78 6
Ken Burkhart 11 0 0 1 3.18 8
Walker Cress 3 0 0 0 0.00 0

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 Charleston Senators Central League Joe Beggs
A Columbia Reds Sally League Gee Walker
B Sunbury Reds Interstate League Joe Buzas
C Rockford Rox Central Association Bob Dill and Fred Lietz
C Tyler Trojans East Texas League Carl McNabb and Mel Hicks
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Herm Schulte
D Muncie Reds Ohio–Indiana League Mike Blazo
D Lockport Reds PONY League Cecil Scheffel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa[2]

Notes

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

References