1913 Cincinnati Reds season

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1913 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s) Garry Herrmann
Manager(s) Joe Tinker
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The 1913 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–89, 37 ½ games behind the New York Giants.

Off-season[edit]

On December 15, the Reds and Chicago Cubs were involved in an eight-player trade. Cincinnati sent Red Corriden, whom the team just acquired four days earlier from the Detroit Tigers for $7500, Bert Humphries, Pete Knisely, Mike Mitchell and Art Phelan to the Cubs for Joe Tinker, Grover Lowdermilk, and Harry Chapman.[1]

Tinker was named as manager of the team after the trade, as he would take over as player-manager, replacing Hank O'Day. Tinker played with the Cubs since 1901, and helped them win the World Series in 1907 and 1908. Tinker was coming off a great season in 1912, as he hit .282 and earned a career-high 77 RBI. He finished fourth in National League MVP voting.

On January 1, the club sold catcher Larry McLean to the St. Louis Cardinals. Two days later, Cincinnati acquired Mordecai Brown from the Louisville Colonels of the American Association for Grover Lowdermilk.

Regular season[edit]

Tinker ended up missing several weeks of the regular season when he gave blood for his wife's blood transfusion. He hit a career-high .317, along with one home run and 57 RBI in 110 games. He also played great defense at shortstop, setting a career high in fielding percentage at .968.

Early in the season, Cincinnati traded away Harry Chapman and Tex McDonald to the Boston Braves for veteran catcher Johnny Kling. Kling played with Tinker on the Chicago Cubs from 1901 to 1911.

On May 23, the Reds traded struggling pitcher Art Fromme to the New York Giants, receiving pitcher Red Ames, outfielder Josh Devore, second baseman Heinie Groh and $20,000. Ames, an eleven-year veteran, had a 108–77 record and a 2.45 ERA with the Giants, and helped New York win the 1905 World Series.

Chief Johnson emerged as the ace of the pitching staff in his rookie season, going 14–16 with a 3.01 ERA in 44 games. Johnson led the team with 269 innings pitched, 13 complete games and 107 strikeouts. Ames led the Reds with a 2.88 ERA, posting a record of 11–12 and pitching 187.1 innings after his mid-season trade from the New York Giants. The Reds pitching staff struggled, as their team ERA of 3.46 was seventh in the National League.

Season summary[edit]

The Reds got off to a very poor start in 1913, going 4–16 in their first twenty games, sitting in last place. The club remained in last place until the end of July, as on July 29, they passed the St. Louis Cardinals in the standings after a win over the Brooklyn Superbas to improve their record to 36-59. Cincinnati would finish the season in seventh place with a 64-89 record. Their .418 winning percentage was their lowest since 1901. The Reds finished 37.5 games behind the first-place New York Giants.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 101 51 0.664 54–23 47–28
Philadelphia Phillies 88 63 0.583 12½ 43–33 45–30
Chicago Cubs 88 65 0.575 13½ 51–25 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 71 0.523 21½ 41–35 37–36
Boston Braves 69 82 0.457 31½ 34–40 35–42
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 84 0.436 34½ 29–47 36–37
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 37½ 32–44 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 51 99 0.340 49 25–48 26–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1913 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–10–1 9–13 8–14 8–14 7–15–1 11–10 16–6–1
Brooklyn 10–10–1 9–13 9–13 8–14 8–13–1 8–14–1 13–7
Chicago 13–9 13–9 13–9–1 7–14 13–9 13–9 16–6–1
Cincinnati 14–8 13–9 9–13–1 5–17 5–17–1 8–13–1 10–12
New York 14–8 14–8 14–7 17–5 14–8–3 14–8–1 14–7
Philadelphia 15–7–1 13–8–1 9–13 17–5–1 8–14–3 9–11–2 17–5
Pittsburgh 10–11 14–8–1 9–13 13–8–1 8–14–1 11–9–2 13–8–1
St. Louis 6–16–1 7–13 6–16–1 12–10 7–14 5–17 8–13–1


Roster[edit]

1913 Cincinnati Reds
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Infielders

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Manager

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
3B Dodge, JohnJohn Dodge 94 323 78 .241 4 45
SS Tinker, JoeJoe Tinker 110 382 121 .317 1 57
OF Bates, JohnnyJohnny Bates 131 407 113 .278 6 51

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
Egan, DickDick Egan 60 195 55 .282 0 22
Grant, EddieEddie Grant 27 94 20 .213 0 9
Hobbs, BillBill Hobbs 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Chapman, HarryHarry Chapman 2 2 1 .500 0 0
Stewart, MarkMark Stewart 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Johnson, ChiefChief Johnson 44 269 14 16 3.01 107
Ames, RedRed Ames 31 187.1 11 13 2.88 80
Benton, RubeRube Benton 23 144.1 11 7 3.49 68
Fromme, ArtArt Fromme 9 56 1 4 4.18 24
Rowan, JackJack Rowan 5 39 0 4 3.00 21
Powell, BillBill Powell 1 0.1 0 1 54.00 0

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
Brown, MordecaiMordecai Brown 39 173.1 11 12 2.91 41

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
Harter, FrankFrank Harter 17 1 1 0 3.86 10
Herbert, ErnieErnie Herbert 6 0 0 0 2.08 5
Harrington, AndyAndy Harrington 1 0 0 0 9.00 1
Betts, HarryHarry Betts 1 0 0 0 2.70 0
McManus, JoeJoe McManus 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

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