1980 Cincinnati Reds season

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1980 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William & James Williams
General manager(s) Dick Wagner
Manager(s) John McNamara
Local television WLWT
(Ray Lane, Bill Brown, Dick Carlson)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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