1994 Cincinnati Reds
1st place in NL Central
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record66–48 (.579)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Marge Schott
General manager(s)Jim Bowden
Manager(s)Davey Johnson
Local televisionWLWT
SportsChannel Cincinnati
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Cincinnati Reds were leading the National League Central division by a half game before a strike ended the 1994 Major League Baseball season.

Offseason

Regular season

For the first time, the Opening Day game was moved to Sunday night as part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Up to that point, traditionally Opening Day was held on a Monday, with the Reds customarily hosting the first game of the afternoon. The move was met with some controversy, as many fans and traditionalists, including Reds owner Marge Schott, were not happy about the Sunday night game, especially since it was also Easter Sunday.[6][7] Many tickets for the Sunday night game went unsold, and the team elected to wait until Monday afternoon's game for the traditional Opening Day pageantry and festivities. A sparse crowd of only 32,803 braved frigid weather Sunday night April 3 to watch the Reds lose 6–4 to the St. Louis Cardinals.[8][9]

For Game 2 on Monday April 4, dubbed by most in attendance the "traditional" opening day, a sold out, standing room only crowd of 55,093 arrived at Riverfront Stadium, shrugging off the previous night's game. The pomp and ceremony, including the traditional Findlay Market parade was held under sunny skies. Kevin Mitchell hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the game 5–4.[10][11]

By Friday, August 12, the Reds had compiled a 66-48 record through 114 games (although they had actually played 115 games, since their April 6 game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium ended after the top of the 6th inning due to poor weather[12]). They were leading the NL Central Division by just half a game over the Houston Astros. Prior to the Strike, they had scored 609 runs (5.30 per game) and had allowed 490 runs (4.26 per game).[13]

Opening Day Starters

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Game log

1994 Regular Season Game Log (66-48-1) (Home: 37-22-1; Road: 29-26)
April (15-7-1) (Home: 10-2-1; Road: 5-5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
1 April 3 Cardinals
2 April 4 Cardinals
3 April 6 Cardinals
4 April 8 Phillies
5 April 9 Phillies
6 April 10 Phillies
7 April 11 @ Expos 9-4 (11 inn.) Carrasco (3-0) Heredia (0-1) 12,526 5-1-1 Boxscore
8 April 12 @ Expos 7-1 Pugh (1-0) Boucher (0-1) 12,466 6-1-1 Boxscore
9 April 13 @ Expos 2-3 Wetteland (1-1) McElroy (0-1) 14,072 6-2-1 Boxscore
10 April 15 @ Phillies
11 April 16 @ Phillies
12 April 17 @ Phillies
13 April 19 Pirates
14 April 20 Pirates
15 April 22 Marlins
16 April 23 Marlins
17 April 24 Marlins
18 April 25 Cubs
19 April 26 Cubs
20 April 27 @ Pirates
21 April 28 @ Pirates
22 April 29 @ Marlins
23 April 30 @ Marlins
May (14-15) (Home: 7-5; Road: 7-10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
24 May 1 @ Marlins
25 May 2 @ Cubs
26 May 3 @ Cubs
27 May 4 @ Cubs
28 May 5 Astros
29 May 6 Astros
30 May 7 Astros
31 May 8 Astros
32 May 9 @ Padres
33 May 10 @ Padres
34 May 11 @ Padres
35 May 13 @ Giants
36 May 14 @ Giants
37 May 15 @ Giants
38 May 17 Braves
39 May 18 Braves
40 May 19 Braves
41 May 20 Dodgers
42 May 21 Dodgers
43 May 22 Dodgers
44 May 23 @ Rockies
45 May 24 @ Rockies
46 May 25 @ Rockies
47 May 26 @ Rockies
48 May 27 @ Mets
49 May 28 @ Mets
50 May 29 @ Mets
51 May 30 Expos 7-3 Rijo (3-3) Hill (8-3) 27,875 28-22-1 Boxscore
52 May 31 Expos 5-4 (13 inn.) Schourek (3-0) Shaw (2-2) 25,046 29-22-1 Boxscore
June (15-11) (Home: 10-4; Road: 5-7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
53 June 1 Expos 9-10 Scott (3-2) Carrasco (3-2) Martínez (1) 23,653 29-23-1 Boxscore
54 June 3 Mets
55 June 4 Mets
56 June 5 Mets
57 June 7 @ Cardinals
58 June 8 @ Cardinals
59 June 9 Rockies
60 June 10 Rockies
61 June 11 Rockies
62 June 12 Rockies
63 June 13 @ Dodgers
64 June 14 @ Dodgers
65 June 15 @ Dodgers
66 June 17 @ Braves
67 June 18 @ Braves
68 June 19 @ Braves
69 June 21 Giants
70 June 22 Giants
71 June 23 Giants
72 June 24 Padres
73 June 25 Padres
74 June 26 Padres
75 June 27 @ Astros
76 June 28 @ Astros
77 June 29 @ Astros
78 June 30 @ Pirates
July (17-10) (Home: 8-6; Road: 9-4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
79 July 1 @ Pirates
80 July 2 @ Pirates
81 July 3 @ Pirates
82 July 4 @ Marlins
83 July 5 @ Marlins
84 July 6 @ Marlins
85 July 7 Pirates
86 July 8 Pirates
87 July 9 Pirates
88 July 10 Pirates
All-Star Break: NL def. AL at Three Rivers Stadium, 8–7 (10)
89 July 14 Cubs
90 July 15 Cubs
91 July 16 Cubs
92 July 17 Cubs
93 July 18 Marlins
94 July 19 Marlins
95 July 20 Marlins
96 July 22 @ Cubs
97 July 23 @ Cubs
98 July 24 @ Cubs
99 July 25 Astros
100 July 26 Astros
101 July 27 Astros
102 July 28 @ Padres
103 July 29 @ Padres
104 July 30 @ Padres
105 July 31 @ Padres
August (5-5) (Home: 2-5; Road: 3-0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
106 August 1 @ Giants
107 August 2 @ Giants
108 August 3 @ Giants
109 August 5 Braves
110 August 6 Braves
111 August 7 Braves
112 August 8 Braves
113 August 9 Dodgers
114 August 10 Dodgers
115 August 11 Dodgers
Legend
Reds win Reds loss All-Star Game Game postponed

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579 37–22 29–26
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 ½ 37–22 29–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 13 32–29 21–32
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 13 23–33 30–28
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 16½ 20–39 29–25
Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2


Notable transactions

Roster

1994 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 Brian Dorsett 76 216 53 .245 5 26
1B Hal Morris 112 436 146 .335 10 78
2B Bret Boone 108 381 122 .320 12 68
SS Barry Larkin 110 427 119 .279 9 52
3B Tony Fernández 104 366 102 .279 8 50
LF Kevin Mitchell 95 310 101 .326 30 77
CF Roberto Kelly 47 179 54 .302 3 21
RF Reggie Sanders 107 400 105 .263 17 62

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Roper 16 92 6 2 4.50 51

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Marc Bombard
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Pat Kelly
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Mark Berry
A Charleston Wheelers South Atlantic League Tom Nieto
Rookie Princeton Reds Appalachian League John Stearns
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Donnie Scott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Princeton, Billings[16]

References

  1. ^ Bret Boone Bret Boone page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jerome Walton page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Lake page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Casey Candaele page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tony Fernández page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hobson, Geoff (April 3, 1994). "It's Opening Day/Night (Part 1)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 21. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ Hobson, Geoff (April 3, 1994). "It's Opening Day/Night (Part 2)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 28. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (April 4, 1994). "Reds chilled by Card (Part 1)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (April 4, 1994). "Reds chilled by Card (Part 2)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 6. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (April 5, 1994). "Tradition hits home with fans (Part 1)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (April 5, 1994). "Tradition hits home with fans (Part 2)". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 4. Retrieved March 30, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "April 6, 1994 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. April 6, 1994. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  13. ^ "1994 National League Season Summary". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  14. ^ Kevin Maas page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Deion Sanders page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007