1987 Cincinnati Reds season
The Cincinnati Reds' 1987 season resulted in another winning season for the Cincinnati Reds in the National League West. They failed, however, to overcome the Giants and finished in 2nd place for a third consecutive year with a record of 84-78.
|1987 Cincinnati Reds|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bill Bergesch, Murray Cook|
|Local television||WLWT |
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Johnny Bench)
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Andy MacWilliams)
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Of special note: centerfielder Eric Davis amassed 50 stolen bases in addition to hitting 37 home runs, becoming the first major league player to achieve 30 homers and 50 stolen bases in the same season.
- November 11, 1986: Chris Welsh was released by the Cincinnati Reds.
- February 17, 1987: Wade Rowdon was traded by the Reds to the Chicago Cubs for Guy Hoffman.
- March 20, 1987: Derek Botelho was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for Eddie Tanner (minors) and Pete Carey (minors).
- March 23, 1987: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Reds.
- March 29, 1987: Max Venable was released by the Reds.
|San Francisco Giants||90||72||0.556||—||46–35||44–37|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||0.451||17||40–41||33–48|
|San Diego Padres||65||97||0.401||25||37–44||28–53|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
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- April 9, 1987: Max Venable was signed as a free agent by the Reds.
- May 19, 1987: Sal Butera was released by the Reds.
- June 2, 1987: Butch Henry was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 1987.
- August 26, 1987: Bill Gullickson was traded by the Reds to the New York Yankees for Dennis Rasmussen.
|1987 Cincinnati Reds|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
- "Chris Welsh Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
- "Derek Botelho Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Terry Francona at Baseball Reference
- Max Venable at Baseball Reference
- Sal Butera at Baseball Reference
- "Butch Henry Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Bill Gullickson at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007