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2003 Cincinnati Reds season

2003 Cincinnati Reds
Major league affiliations
2003 information
Owner(s) Carl Lindner
General manager(s) Jim Bowden, Dan O'Brien
Manager(s) Bob Boone, Ray Knight, Dave Miley
Local television FSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Cincinnati Reds' 2003 season consisted of the Reds finishing in fifth place in the National League Central division, as they moved their home games from Cinergy Field to their brand new Great American Ballpark.


  • November 18, 2002: Ryan Freel was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[1]
  • December 15, 2002: Elmer Dessens and cash were traded by the Reds to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a 4-team trade. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Felipe López to the Reds. The Diamondbacks sent Erubiel Durazo to the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics sent a player to be named later to the Blue Jays. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Jason Arnold (minors) to the Blue Jays on December 16.[2]
  • January 22, 2003: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[3]

Regular season

Season summary

The Reds finished in fifth place in their division, nineteen games behind the division winner, the Chicago Cubs. They finished with a record of 69-93 and a winning percentage of .421. The Reds finished eighteen games behind the second place team, the Houston Astros. They finished sixteen games behind the third place team, the St. Louis Cardinals. They finished six games behind the fourth place team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and one game ahead of the sixth place team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

In the middle of the season, the reds fired manager Bob Boone and promoted Louisville Bats manager Dave Miley to interim manager.

Season standings

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 88 74 -- .543
Houston Astros 87 75 1 .537
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 3 .525
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 13 .463
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 19 .426
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 20 .420

Notable transactions


2003 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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

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

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Dave Miley and Rick Burleson
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Phillip Wellman
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Jayhawk Owens
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Donnie Scott
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Edgar Caceres
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rick Burleson and Jay Sorg


External links

  • Season standings: National League Central Standings on
  • Batting statistics: Cincinnati Reds Batting Stats on
  • Pitching statistics: Cincinnati Reds Pitching Stats on
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