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The Ogden Reds were a minor league baseball team in the western United States, based in Ogden, Utah. They played in the Pioneer League for a total of 14 seasons between 1939 and 1955. They were affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB), and played at the Class C level. The team's home field was John Affleck Park.

Ogden Reds
(1939–42, 1946–55)
Ogden, Utah
Class-level
PreviousClass C
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Pioneer League
Major league affiliations
PreviousCincinnati Reds
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1940
  • 1941
Team data
Previous parks
John Affleck Park (demolished)
(41°12′04″N 111°58′52″W / 41.201°N 111.981°W / 41.201; -111.981)

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HistoryEdit

The Reds were one of the six original teams of the Pioneer League when it was formed in 1939. The Reds were league champions in 1940 and 1941, finishing in fourth place and second place, respectively, during the regular season before winning the postseason playoffs. The team competed through the 1955 season, except for three years during World War II when the league did not operate. Hall of Fame inductee Frank Robinson played for the Reds in 1953. After the Reds' final season in Ogden, the city would not have another minor league team until the Ogden Dodgers arrived in 1966.

Season recordsEdit

Season[1] Manager(s) W–L Win % Finish Playoffs Ref
1939 Bill McCorry 58–66 .468 5th no playoffs held [2]
1940 64–66 .492 4th champions [3]
1941 76–51 .598 2nd champions [4]
1942 50–69 .420 6th none [5]
1943–45 league paused due to World War II
1946 Jim Keesey 68–59 .535 3rd none [6]
1947 Pip Koehler 77–61 .558 3rd none [7]
1948 Pip Koehler
Bobby Mattick
61–65 .484 4th lost in first round [8]
1949 Ham Schulte 58–68 .460 6th none [9]
1950 Cecil Scheffel 58–68 .460 5th none [10]
1951 78–61 .561 2nd lost in first round [11]
1952 Dee Moore 55–77 .417 7th none [12]
1953 Earle Brucker Sr. 89–42 .679 1st lost in first round [13]
1954 61–71 .462 6th none [14]
1955 Jimmie Crandall
Red Treadway
54–78 .409 8th none [15]

All-starsEdit

Season[16] Name & Position
1939 Chester Rosenlund, 3B
Pete Hughes, OF
Joe Serpa, Util.
1940 Dale Laybourne, SS
Pete Hughes, OF
1941 Tom Canavan, 1B
Mike Winseck, 3B
Frank Baumholtz, OF
Ken Polivka, P
Bill McCorry, Mgr.
1949 Billy Ford, 3B
1950 Cliff Ross, P
1951 Ron Harrison, OF
1952 Steve Mesner, 3B
1953 Lazaro Terry, SS
Frank Robinson, OF
Carl Wells, P
Allen Flauger, P
1954 William Newkirk, 1B
Kenneth Hommel, P
1955 Drew Gilbert, OF

Hall of Fame AlumniEdit

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "1939 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "1940 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "1941 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "1942 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "1946 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "1947 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "1948 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "1949 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "1950 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "1951 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "1952 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "1953 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "1954 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "1955 Ogden Reds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "All-Star Teams 1939-1963". milb.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

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