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1980 Cincinnati Reds season

 

1980 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1980 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The Reds finished in third place in the National League West with a record of 89-73, 3½ games behind the Houston Astros, marking the first time since 1971 that the Reds did not finish in either first or second place.[1] The Reds were managed by John McNamara and played their home games at Riverfront Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

On July 4, pitcher Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros recorded the 3000th strikeout of his career by striking out Reds player César Gerónimo.

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 93 70 -- .571
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 1 .564
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 3.5 .549
Atlanta Braves 81 80 11 .503
San Francisco Giants 75 86 17 .466
San Diego Padres 73 89 19.5 .451

Notable transactions

Roster

1980 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 114 360 90 .250 24 68
1B Driessen, DanDan Driessen 154 524 139 .265 14 74
2B Kennedy, JuniorJunior Kennedy 104 337 88 .261 1 34
3B Knight, RayRay Knight 162 618 163 .264 14 78
SS Concepción, DaveDave Concepción 156 622 162 .260 5 77
LF Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 144 528 144 .273 25 93
CF Collins, DaveDave Collins 144 551 167 .303 3 35
RF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 146 544 160 .294 13 85

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
Gerónimo, CésarCésar Gerónimo 103 145 37 .255 2 9
Nolan, JoeJoe Nolan 53 154 48 .312 3 24

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

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
Bair, DougDoug Bair 61 3 6 6 4.24 62

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Jim Beauchamp
AA Waterbury Reds Eastern League Mike Compton
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League George Scherger
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Jim Lett
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Greg Riddoch
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Hoff

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Eugene

Notes

References

  • 1980 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference
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