1966 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill DeWitt
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Don Heffner, Dave Bristol
Local televisionWLWT
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radioWCKY
(Jim McIntyre, Claude Sullivan)
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The 1966 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Reds finishing in seventh place in the National League with a record of 76–84, 18 games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Don Heffner (37–46) and Dave Bristol (39–38), who replaced Heffner in mid-July.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1966 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 98 282 54 .191 6 39
1B Tony Pérez 99 257 68 .265 4 39
2B Pete Rose 156 654 205 .313 16 70
SS Leo Cárdenas 160 568 145 .255 20 81
3B Tommy Helms 138 542 154 .284 9 49
LF Deron Johnson 142 505 130 .257 24 81
CF Vada Pinson 156 618 178 .288 16 76
RF Tommy Harper 149 553 154 .278 5 31

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
Don Pavletich 83 235 69 .294 12 38
Art Shamsky 96 234 54 .231 21 47
Gordy Coleman 91 227 57 .251 5 37
Jimmie Coker 50 111 28 .252 4 14
Chico Ruiz 82 110 28 .255 0 5
Dick Simpson 92 84 20 .238 4 14
Lee May 25 75 25 .333 2 10
Mel Queen 56 55 7 .127 0 5

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 32 224.2 16 8 2.80 216
Sammy Ellis 41 221.0 12 19 5.29 154
Milt Pappas 33 209.2 12 11 4.29 133
Jim O'Toole 25 142.0 5 7 3.55 96
Joey Jay 12 73.2 6 2 3.91 44

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
Joe Nuxhall 35 130.0 6 8 4.50 71
Hank Fischer 11 38.0 0 6 6.63 24

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
Don Nottebart 59 5 4 11 3.07 69
Billy McCool 57 8 8 18 2.48 104
Ted Davidson 54 5 4 4 3.90 54
Jack Baldschun 42 1 5 0 5.49 44
Darrell Osteen 13 0 2 1 12.00 17
Mel Queen 7 0 0 1 6.43 9
Dom Zanni 5 0 0 0 0.00 5
Gerry Arrigo 3 0 0 0 4.91 3
John Tsitouris 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Red Davis
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Jack Cassini
A Peninsula Grays Carolina League Pinky May
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Lou Fitzgerald
A-Short Season Sioux Falls Packers Northern League Jim Snyder

[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Frank Robinson at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Marty Keough at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Gary Nolan 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