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1963 Cincinnati Reds season

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1963 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1963 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds finishing in fifth place in the National League with a record of 86-76, 13 games behind the NL and World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Fred Hutchinson and played their home games at Crosley Field.


Regular season

1963 was Pete Rose's rookie season. He made his major league debut on Opening Day, April 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had three at bats without a hit, but did draw a walk.[4] Rose started his career 0-for-11 before getting his first major league hit on April 13, a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Notable transactions


1963 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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
2B Rose, PetePete Rose 157 623 170 .273 6 41
SS Cárdenas, LeoLeo Cárdenas 158 565 133 .235 7 48

Other batters

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
Neal, CharlieCharlie Neal 34 64 10 .156 0 3
Gonder, JesseJesse Gonder 31 32 10 .313 3 5
Taylor, SammySammy Taylor 3 6 0 .000 0 0


Starting pitchers

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

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

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Henry, BillBill Henry 47 1 3 14 4.15 45
Zanni, DomDom Zanni 31 1 1 5 4.19 40
Coates, JimJim Coates 9 0 0 0 5.51 11
Brosnan, JimJim Brosnan 6 0 1 0 7.71 4

Awards and honors

Rookie of the Year Award

Gold Glove Award


All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Don Heffner
AA Macon Peaches Sally League Dave Bristol
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Red Davis
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Hersh Freeman
A Cedar Rapids Red Raiders Midwest League Mike Ryba



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