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1986 Cincinnati Reds season

1986 Cincinnati Reds
Major league affiliations
1986 information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Bill Bergesch
Manager(s) Pete Rose
Local television WLWT
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Steve Physioc)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Cincinnati Reds' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West, although falling short in second place behind the Houston Astros.


Regular season

  • On August 5, 1986, Steve Carlton struck out Eric Davis for the 4000th strikeout of his career.[4]
  • August 17, 1986: Pete Rose played in the last game of his career. It was a game against the San Diego Padres, and Rose was struck out by Goose Gossage.[5]

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 96 66 -- .593
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 10.0 .531
San Francisco Giants 83 79 13.0 .512
San Diego Padres 74 88 22.0 .457
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 23.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 72 89 23.5 .447

Notable transactions

  • March 31, 1986: Wayne Krenchicki was traded by the Reds to the Montreal Expos for Norm Charlton and a player to be named later. The Expos completed the deal by sending Tim Barker (minors) to the reds on April 2.[6]
  • April 4, 1986: Chris Welsh was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[7]

Draft picks


1986 Cincinnati Reds roster
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
RF Dave Parker 162 637 174 .273 31 116

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pete Rose 72 237 52 .219 0 25


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Browning 39 243.1 14 13 3.81 147

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Jack Lind
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Jay Ward
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Gene Dusan and Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejias
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jeff Cox



  • 1986 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference

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