1980 Cincinnati Reds season

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1980 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Louis Nippert
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 93 70 0.571 55–26 38–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 0.564 1 55–27 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 44–37 45–36
Atlanta Braves 81 80 0.503 11 50–30 31–50
San Francisco Giants 75 86 0.466 17 44–37 31–49
San Diego Padres 73 89 0.451 19½ 45–36 28–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7


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
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Greg Riddoch
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Hoff

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Eugene

Notes[edit]

References[edit]