1944 Cincinnati Reds season

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1944 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s) Warren Giles
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local radio WSAI
(Roger Baker, Dick Bray)
WKRC
(Lee Allen, Waite Hoyt)
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The 1944 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League, although finishing in third place. They had 89 wins and 65 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1944 season (exact date unknown)

Regular season[edit]

On June 10, Joe Nuxhall made his major league debut. At age 15, he is (as of the 2010 season) the youngest confirmed player ever to play Major League Baseball. He pitched just two-thirds of an inning, giving up 5 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks. He would not appear in the majors again until 1952.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 54–22 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 14½ 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 89 65 0.578 16 45–33 44–32
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 30 35–42 40–37
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 38 39–36 28–51
Boston Braves 65 89 0.422 40 38–40 27–49
Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 0.409 42 37–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 0.399 43½ 29–49 32–43


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1944 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 11–11 8–14 9–13 11–11–1 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14–1 8–14 10–12 16–6 4–18 4–18
Chicago 11–11 14–8–1 9–13–1 10–12 13–9 12–10–1 6–16
Cincinnati 14–8 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 13–19 12–10 8–14
New York 13–9 12–10 12–10 7–15 10–12 7–15–1 6–16
Philadelphia 11–11–1 6–16 9–13 9–13 12–10 9–12 5–17
Pittsburgh 13–9 18–4 10–12–1 10–12 15–7–1 12–9 12–10–3
St. Louis 14–8 18–4 16–6 14–8 16–6 17–5 10–12–3


Roster[edit]

1944 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 Mueller, RayRay Mueller 155 555 159 .286 10 73
1B McCormick, FrankFrank McCormick 153 581 177 .305 20 102
2B Williams, WoodyWoody Williams 155 653 157 .240 1 35
3B Mesner, SteveSteve Mesner 121 414 100 .242 1 47
SS Miller, EddieEddie Miller 155 536 112 .209 4 55

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
Crabtree, EstelEstel Crabtree 58 98 28 .286 0 11
Wahl, KermitKermit Wahl 4 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
Beggs, JoeJoe Beggs 1 9 1 0 2.00 2

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
de la Cruz, TommyTommy de la Cruz 34 191.1 9 9 3.25 65
Carter, ArnoldArnold Carter 33 148.2 11 7 2.60 33
Ferguson, BobBob Ferguson 9 16 0 3 9.00 9
Lohrman, BillBill Lohrman 2 1.2 0 1 27.00 0

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
Malloy, BobBob Malloy 9 1 1 0 3.09 4
Peterson, KentKent Peterson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Nuxhall, JoeJoe Nuxhall 1 0 0 0 67.50 0
Eisenhart, JakeJake Eisenhart 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jewel Ens
A1 Birmingham Barons Southern Association Johnny Riddle and Ted Petoskey

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent Peterson page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Kermit Wahl page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]