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1968 Cincinnati Reds season

1968 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Francis Dale
Manager(s) Dave Bristol
Local television WLW
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radio WCKY
(Jim McIntyre, Joe Nuxhall)
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The 1968 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds finishing in fourth in the National League, with a record of 83-79, 14 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds were managed by Dave Bristol and played their home games at Crosley Field.


Regular season

Catcher Johnny Bench won the NL's Rookie of the Year Award.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444


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
Corrales, PatPat Corrales 20 56 15 .268 0 6


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
Queen, MelMel Queen 5 18.1 0 1 5.89 20

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
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 78 10 7 13 2.46 64
Kelso, BillBill Kelso 35 4 1 1 4.00 39

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians Pacific Coast League Don Zimmer
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Sparky Anderson
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League George Scherger
Short-Season A Sioux Falls Packers Northern League Jim Snyder
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Bill Lajoie



  1. ^ a b Clyde Mashore page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Kelso page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jimy Williams page at Baseball Reference
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  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007


  • 1968 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference
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