1952 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Luke Sewell, Rogers Hornsby
Local televisionWCPO-TV
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
Local radioWCPO
(Waite Hoyt, Bob Gilmore)
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The 1952 Cincinnati Reds season was the franchise's 63rd year as a member of the National League and its 71st consecutive year of operation in Major League Baseball. The Reds won 69 games, lost 85, and finished sixth, drawing 604,197 spectators to Crosley Field, next-to-last in the eight-team league.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources:

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Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 3–18–1 12–10 9–13 9–13 9–13 15–7–1 7–15
Brooklyn 18–3–1 13–9–1 17–5 8–14 10–12 19–3 11–11
Chicago 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 10–12 10–12 14–8 11–11
Cincinnati 13–9 5–17 9–13 6–16 10–12 16–6 10–12
New York 13–9 14–8 12–10 16–6 10–12 15–7 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 12–10 12–10 12–10 12–10 16–6 10–12
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 8–14 6–16 7–15 6–16 5–17
St. Louis 15–7 11–11 11–11 12–10 10–12 12–10 17–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1952 Cincinnati Reds roster
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 Andy Seminick 108 336 86 .256 14 50
1B Ted Kluszewski 135 497 159 .320 16 86
2B Grady Hatton 128 433 92 .212 9 57
SS Roy McMillan 154 540 132 .244 7 57
3B Bobby Adams 154 637 180 .283 6 48
OF Willard Marshall 107 397 106 .267 8 46
OF Bob Borkowski 126 377 95 .252 4 24
OF Joe Adcock 117 378 105 .278 13 52

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
Hank Edwards 74 184 52 .283 6 28
Wally Westlake 49 183 37 .202 3 14
Cal Abrams 71 158 44 .278 2 13
Joe Rossi 55 145 32 .221 1 6
Johnny Wyrostek 30 106 25 .236 1 10
Eddie Pellagrini 46 100 17 .170 1 3
Johnny Temple 30 97 19 .196 1 5
Jim Greengrass 18 68 21 .309 5 24
Wally Post 19 58 9 .155 2 7
Hobie Landrith 15 50 13 .260 0 4
Dixie Howell 17 37 7 .189 2 4
Dick Sisler 11 27 5 .185 0 4
Eddie Kazak 13 15 1 .067 0 0
Virgil Stallcup 2 1 0 .000 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 38 247.0 17 13 2.81 93
Harry Perkowski 33 194.0 12 10 3.80 86
Herm Wehmeier 33 190.1 9 11 5.15 83
Bubba Church 29 153.1 5 9 4.34 47
Ewell Blackwell 23 102.0 3 12 5.38 48

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
Frank Hiller 28 124.0 5 8 4.63 50
Bud Podbielan 24 86.2 4 5 2.80 22
Niles Jordan 3 6.1 0 1 9.95 2

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 53 12 11 7 3.75 77
Joe Nuxhall 37 1 4 1 3.22 52
Bud Byerly 12 0 1 1 5.11 14
Phil Haugstad 9 0 0 0 6.75 2
Johnny Schmitz 3 1 0 0 0.00 3
Ed Blake 2 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ernie White
B Burlington Flints Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Len Schulte
B Salisbury Reds Interstate League Mike Blazo and Dick Porter
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Dee Moore
D Dublin Green Sox Georgia State League Cyril Pfeifer, George Hearn
and Jack Bearden
D Mattoon Indians Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Walt Dunkovich, Charlie Popovich
and Bob Carson
D Lawton Reds Sooner State League Tuck McWilliams

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References