1963 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill DeWitt
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Fred Hutchinson
Local televisionWLWT
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radioWKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Gene Kelly)
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The 1963 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds finishing in fifth place in the National League with a record of 86–76, 13 games behind the NL and World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Fred Hutchinson and played their home games at Crosley Field.

Offseason

Regular season

1963 was Pete Rose's rookie season. He made his major league debut on Opening Day, April 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had three at bats without a hit, but did draw a walk.[4] Rose started his career 0-for-11 before getting his first major league hit on April 13, a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 6 53–28 40–41
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 50–31 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 12 45–36 42–39
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 0.531 13 46–35 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 0.519 15 45–36 39–42
Chicago Cubs 82 80 0.506 17 43–38 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 33 44–37 22–59
New York Mets 51 111 0.315 48 34–47 17–64

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–9 9–9 7–11 12–6 11–7 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–11
Cincinnati 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 10–8 8–10 11–7 8–10 11–7
Houston 9–9 7–11 5–13 5–13 13–5 8–10 6–12 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 13–5 8–10–1 16–2 7–11 13–5 9–9 12–6
Milwaukee 6–12 8–10 13–5 10–8–1 12–6 10–8 7–11 10–8 8–10
New York 7–11 8–10 5–13 2–16 6–12 8–10 4–14 6–12 5–13
Philadelphia 9–9 10–8 10–8 11–7 8–10 10–8 13–5 8–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11 12–6 5–13 11–7 14–4 5–13 5–13 5–13
San Francisco 8–10 10–8 10–8 9–9 8–10 12–6 10–8 13–5 8–10
St. Louis 11–7 7–11 13–5 6–12 10–8 13–5 10–8 13–5 10–8


Notable transactions

Roster

1963 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 Johnny Edwards 148 495 128 .259 11 67
1B Gordy Coleman 123 365 90 .247 14 59
2B Pete Rose 157 623 170 .273 6 41
SS Leo Cárdenas 158 565 133 .235 7 48
3B Gene Freese 66 217 53 .244 6 26
LF Frank Robinson 140 482 125 .259 21 91
CF Vada Pinson 162 652 204 .313 22 106
RF Tommy Harper 129 408 106 .260 10 37

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
Eddie Kasko 76 199 48 .241 3 10
Bob Skinner 72 194 49 .253 3 17
Don Pavletich 71 183 38 .208 5 18
Marty Keough 95 172 39 .227 6 21
Daryl Spencer 50 155 37 .239 1 23
Ken Walters 49 75 14 .187 1 7
Charlie Neal 34 64 10 .156 0 3
Jesse Gonder 31 32 10 .313 3 5
Jerry Lynch 22 32 8 .250 2 9
Don Blasingame 18 31 5 .161 0 0
Gene Green 15 31 7 .226 1 3
Wally Post 5 7 0 .000 0 0
Sammy Taylor 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Hank Foiles 1 3 0 .000 0 0
Harry Bright 1 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
Jim Maloney 33 250.1 23 7 2.77 265
Jim O'Toole 33 234.1 17 14 2.88 146
Joe Nuxhall 35 217.1 15 8 2.61 169
John Tsitouris 30 191.0 12 8 3.16 113
Joey Jay 30 170.0 7 18 4.29 116
Bob Purkey 21 137.0 6 10 3.55 55

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
Jim Owens 19 42.1 0 2 5.31 29

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
Al Worthington 50 4 4 10 2.99 55
Bill Henry 47 1 3 14 4.15 45
Dom Zanni 31 1 1 5 4.19 40
Jim Coates 9 0 0 0 5.51 11
Jim Brosnan 6 0 1 0 7.71 4

Awards and honors

Rookie of the Year Award

Gold Glove Award

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Don Heffner
AA Macon Peaches Sally League Dave Bristol
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Red Davis
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Hersh Freeman
A Cedar Rapids Red Raiders Midwest League Mike Ryba

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References