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1973 Cincinnati Reds

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1972 / 1974

99-63, Finished 1st in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Sparky Anderson (99-63)
GM: Bob Howsam, Farm Dir: Chief Bender, Scouting Dir: Joe Bowen
Scored 741 runs, Allowed 621 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 94-68

Ballparks: Riverfront Stadium · Attendance: 2,017,601 (2nd of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 93 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 92

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1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Ed Armbrister 24 R R 5' 11" 160 Jul 4, 1948 1st 18 7 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 8 14 8 2 0.3
Dick Baney 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 1, 1946 2 11 1 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Bob Barton 31 R R 6' 0" 175 Jul 30, 1941 9 3 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0
Johnny Bench HOF 25 R R 6' 1" 197 Dec 7, 1947 7 152 150 152 150 0 134 4 0 1 0 0 0 23 23 2 0 4.7 $115,000 All-Star
Jack Billingham 30 R R 6' 4" 195 Feb 21, 1943 6 40 40 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 All-Star
Pedro Borbon 26 R R 6' 2" 185 Dec 2, 1946 5 80 0 80 80 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Clay Carroll 32 R R 6' 1" 178 May 2, 1941 10 53 5 53 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Darrel Chaney 25 B R 6' 2" 188 Mar 9, 1948 5 105 73 105 98 0 0 0 14 12 75 0 0 0 0 4 12 -0.4
Dave Concepcion 25 R R 6' 2" 155 Jun 17, 1948 4 89 86 89 88 0 0 0 0 0 87 0 2 0 2 2 0 2.8 All-Star
Ed Crosby 24 L R 6' 2" 175 May 26, 1949 3 36 11 36 33 0 0 0 5 0 29 0 0 0 0 4 3 0.2
Dan Driessen 21 L R 5' 11" 187 Jul 29, 1951 1st 102 90 102 96 0 0 36 0 87 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 1.5
George Foster 24 R R 6' 1" 180 Dec 1, 1948 5 17 9 17 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 5 13 5 1 0.6
Phil Gagliano 31 R R 6' 1" 180 Dec 27, 1941 11 63 7 63 13 0 0 1 5 7 0 1 0 0 1 52 1 0.3 $37,500
Cesar Geronimo 25 L L 6' 0" 165 Mar 11, 1948 5 139 84 139 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 26 130 8 12 0.5
Ken Griffey 23 L L 5' 11" 190 Apr 10, 1950 1st 25 20 25 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 21 4 1 0.9
Ross Grimsley 23 L L 6' 3" 195 Jan 7, 1950 3 39 36 39 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.4 $29,000
Don Gullett 22 R L 6' 0" 190 Jan 6, 1951 4 53 30 53 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2.2
Joe Hague 29 L L 6' 0" 195 Apr 25, 1944 6 19 7 19 9 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 11 0 -0.2
Tom Hall 25 L L 6' 0" 150 Nov 23, 1947 6 55 7 55 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
Hal King 29 L R 6' 1" 200 Feb 1, 1944 6 35 5 35 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0.3
Andy Kosco 31 R R 6' 3" 205 Oct 5, 1941 9 47 32 47 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 30 36 14 0 0.6 $30,000
Gene Locklear 23 L R 5' 10" 165 Jul 19, 1949 1st 29 2 29 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 19 5 -0.2
Jim McGlothlin 29 R R 6' 1" 185 Oct 6, 1943 9 24 9 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.9
Denis Menke 32 R R 6' 0" 185 Jul 21, 1940 12 139 73 139 132 0 0 1 5 123 7 0 0 0 0 15 0 1.9
Joe Morgan HOF 29 L R 5' 7" 160 Sep 19, 1943 11 157 151 157 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 9.2 All-Star
Roger Nelson 29 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 7, 1944 7 14 8 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Gary Nolan 25 R R 6' 2" 197 May 27, 1948 7 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Fred Norman 30 B L 5' 8" 155 Aug 20, 1942 9 24 24 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Tony Perez HOF 31 R R 6' 2" 175 May 14, 1942 10 151 150 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.3
Bill Plummer 26 R R 6' 1" 190 Mar 21, 1947 5 50 33 50 47 0 42 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.9
Pete Rose 32 B R 5' 11" 192 Apr 14, 1941 11 160 159 160 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 159 0 0 159 1 0 8.2 $110,000 All-Star
Richie Scheinblum 30 B R 6' 1" 180 Nov 5, 1942 7 29 15 29 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 19 14 0 0.1 $27,500
Ed Sprague 27 R R 6' 4" 195 Sep 16, 1945 5 28 0 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $16,000
Larry Stahl 32 L L 6' 0" 175 Jun 29, 1941 10 76 16 76 30 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 23 28 52 1 0.1
Bobby Tolan 27 L L 5' 11" 170 Nov 19, 1945 8 129 116 129 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 67 120 13 0 -2.0
Dave Tomlin 24 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 22, 1949 2 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)