World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

1985 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1985 season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. The Reds finished in second place, 5½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. This year, the Reds adopted an alternate uniform. Reds pitcher Tom Browning became the last rookie pitcher in the 20th Century to win 20 games in his rookie year.[1]

Regular season

Pete Rose

On September 11, 1985, Rose was thought to have broken Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record with his 4,192nd hit, a single to left-center field off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show. A subsequent independent review Cobb's hits, however, revealed that two of his hits were counted twice.[2][3] As a result, it has been suggested that Pete Rose actually broke the all-time hits record against the Cubs' Reggie Patterson with a single in the first in the Reds 5-5 called game against Chicago on September 8.

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
Cincinnati Reds 89 72 5.5 .553
Houston Astros 83 79 12.0 .512
San Diego Padres 83 79 12.0 .512
Atlanta Braves 66 96 29.0 .407
San Francisco Giants 62 100 33.0 .383

Notable transactions

Roster

1985 Cincinnati Reds roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Van Gorder, DaveDave Van Gorder 73 151 12 36 .238 2 24 0
1B Rose, PetePete Rose 119 405 60 107 .264 2 46 8
2B Oester, RonRon Oester 152 526 59 155 .295 1 34 5
3B Bell, BuddyBuddy Bell 67 247 28 54 .219 6 36 0
SS Concepción, DaveDave Concepción 155 560 59 141 .252 7 48 16
LF Esasky, NickNick Esasky 125 413 61 108 .262 21 66 3
CF Milner, EddieEddie Milner 145 453 82 115 .254 3 33 35
RF Parker, DaveDave Parker 160 635 88 198 .312 34 125 5
[10]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Redus, GaryGary Redus 101 246 51 62 .252 6 28 48
Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 83 220 24 53 .241 3 30 9
Pérez, TonyTony Pérez 72 183 25 60 .328 6 33 0
Krenchicki, WayneWayne Krenchicki 90 173 16 47 .272 4 25 0
Díaz, BoBo Díaz 51 161 12 42 .261 3 15 0
Knicely, AlanAlan Knicely 48 158 17 40 .253 5 26 0
Davis, EricEric Davis 56 122 26 30 .246 8 18 16
Foley, TomTom Foley 43 92 7 18 .196 0 6 1
O'Neill, PaulPaul O'Neill 5 12 1 4 .333 0 1 0

Pitching

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

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Gene Dusan
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Jack Lind
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Jay Ward
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejias
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Lett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vermont

References

  • 1985 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 National League Standings at Baseball Reference
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.