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1987 Cincinnati Reds season

1987 Cincinnati Reds
Major league affiliations
1987 information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Bill Bergesch, Murray Cook
Manager(s) Pete Rose
Local television WLWT
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Johnny Bench)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Andy MacWilliams)
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The Cincinnati Reds' 1987 season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. The Reds finished in 2nd place with a record of 84-78.


  • November 11, 1986: Chris Welsh was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • February 17, 1987: Wade Rowdon was traded by the Reds to the Chicago Cubs for Guy Hoffman.[2]
  • March 20, 1987: Derek Botelho was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for Eddie Tanner (minors) and Pete Carey (minors).[3]
  • March 23, 1987: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[4]
  • March 29, 1987: Max Venable was released by the Reds.[5]

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 6.0 .519
Houston Astros 76 86 14.0 .469
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 17.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 69 92 20.5 .429
San Diego Padres 65 97 25.0 .401


  • April 9, 1987: Max Venable was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[5]
  • May 19, 1987: Sal Butera was released by the Reds.[6]
  • June 2, 1987: Butch Henry was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1987.[7]
  • August 26, 1987: Bill Gullickson was traded by the Reds to the New York Yankees for Dennis Rasmussen.[8]


1987 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers





Player stats


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 Bo Díaz 140 496 134 .270 15 82
1B Nick Esasky 100 346 94 .272 22 59
2B Ron Oester 69 237 60 .253 2 23
3B Buddy Bell 143 522 148 .284 17 70
SS Barry Larkin 125 439 107 .244 12 43
LF Kal Daniels 108 368 123 .334 26 64
CF Eric Davis 129 474 139 .293 37 100
RF Dave Parker 153 589 149 .253 26 97

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Guy Hoffman 36 158.2 9 10 4.37 87

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Jack Lind
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Tom Runnells
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejías
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Dave Keller


  • 1987 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference

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