1951 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Warren Giles
Manager(s)Luke Sewell
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The 1951 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68–86, 28½ games behind the New York Giants.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 59 0.624 50–28 48–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 0.618 1 49–29 48–31
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 0.526 15½ 44–34 37–39
Boston Braves 76 78 0.494 20½ 42–35 34–43
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 0.474 23½ 38–39 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 0.442 28½ 35–42 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 0.416 32½ 32–45 32–45
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 34½ 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1951 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 Dixie Howell 77 207 52 .251 2 18
1B Ted Kluszewski 154 607 157 .259 13 77
2B Connie Ryan 136 473 112 .237 16 53
SS Virgil Stallcup 121 428 103 .241 8 49
3B Grady Hatton 96 331 84 .254 4 37
OF Joe Adcock 113 395 96 .243 10 47
OF Johnny Wyrostek 142 537 167 .311 2 61
OF Lloyd Merriman 114 359 87 .242 5 36

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
Bobby Adams 125 403 107 .266 5 24
Bob Usher 114 303 63 .208 5 25
Johnny Pramesa 72 227 52 .229 6 22
Roy McMillan 85 199 42 .211 1 8
Hank Edwards 41 127 40 .315 3 20
Bob Scheffing 47 122 31 .254 2 14
Barney McCosky 25 50 16 .320 1 11
Wally Post 15 41 9 .220 1 7
Sammy Meeks 23 35 8 .229 0 2
Danny Litwhiler 12 29 8 .276 2 3
Hobie Landrith 4 13 5 .385 0 0
Ted Tappe 4 3 1 .333 0 0
Jim Bolger 2 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
Ken Raffensberger 42 248.2 16 17 3.44 81
Ewell Blackwell 38 232.2 16 15 3.44 120
Howie Fox 40 228.0 9 14 3.83 57
Willie Ramsdell 31 196.0 9 17 4.04 88

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
Herm Wehmeier 39 184.2 7 10 3.70 93
Harry Perkowski 35 102.0 3 6 2.82 56

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
Frank Smith 50 5 5 11 3.20 34
Bud Byerly 40 2 1 0 3.27 28
Eddie Erautt 30 0 0 0 5.72 20
Kent Peterson 9 1 1 0 6.52 5
Ed Blake 3 0 0 0 11.25 1
Jim Blackburn 2 0 0 0 17.18 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Al Vincent
A Charleston Senators Central League Ernie White
A Columbia Reds Sally League Buddy Hancken
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Cecil Scheffel
D Welch Miners Appalachian League Mike Blazo

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References

  1. ^ Bobby Durnbaugh page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bob Nieman 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