1977 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Louis Nippert
General manager(s)Bob Howsam
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWLWT
(Ken Coleman, Bill Brown)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The 1977 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in second place in the National League West, with a record of 88–74, 10 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Sparky Anderson and played their home games at Riverfront Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 88 74 0.543 10 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 75 87 0.463 23 38–43 37–44
San Diego Padres 69 93 0.426 29 35–46 34–47
Atlanta Braves 61 101 0.377 37 40–41 21–60

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1977 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 Bench 142 494 136 .275 31 109
1B Dan Driessen 151 536 161 .300 17 91
2B Joe Morgan 153 521 150 .288 22 78
SS Dave Concepcion 156 572 155 .271 8 64
3B Pete Rose 162 655 204 .311 9 64
LF George Foster 158 615 197 .320 52 149
CF Cesar Geronimo 149 492 131 .266 10 52
RF Ken Griffey 154 585 186 .318 12 57

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
Mike Lum 81 125 20 .160 5 16
Bill Plummer 51 117 16 .137 1 7
Ray Knight 80 92 24 .261 1 13
Bob Bailey 49 79 20 .253 2 11
Ed Armbrister 65 78 20 .256 1 5
Champ Summers 59 76 13 .171 3 6
Rick Auerbach 33 45 7 .156 0 3
Doug Flynn 36 32 8 .250 0 5
Don Werner 10 23 4 .174 2 4

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
Fred Norman 35 221.1 14 13 3.38 160
Tom Seaver 20 165.1 14 3 2.34 124
Jack Billingham 36 161.2 10 10 5.23 76
Paul Moskau 20 108 6 6 4.00 71
Doug Capilla 22 106.1 7 8 4.23 74
Woodie Fryman 17 75.1 5 5 5.38 57
Pat Zachry 12 75 3 7 5.04 36
Mario Soto 12 60.2 2 6 5.34 44
Gary Nolan 8 39.1 4 1 4.81 28

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
Tom Hume 14 43 3 3 7.12 22
Santo Alcalá 7 15.2 1 1 5.74 9

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
Pedro Borbon 73 10 5 18 3.19 48
Dale Murray 61 7 2 4 4.94 42
Manny Sarmiento 24 0 0 1 2.45 23
Rawly Eastwick 23 2 2 7 2.91 17
Mike Caldwell 14 0 0 1 4.01 11
Joe Hoerner 8 0 0 0 12.71 5
Joe Henderson 7 0 2 0 12.00 8
Ángel Torres 5 0 0 0 2.16 8
Dan Dumoulin 5 0 0 0 13.50 5

Awards and records

All-Stars

1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Roy Majtyka
AA Trois-Rivières Aigles Eastern League Chuck Goggin
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Jim Hoff
A Shelby Reds Western Carolinas League Jim Lett
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League John Underwood
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Greg Riddoch

References