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1974 Cincinnati Reds
Major league affiliations
1974 information
Owner(s) Louis Nippert
General manager(s) Bob Howsam
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WLWT
(Charlie Jones, Woody Woodward)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)

The Cincinnati Reds' 1974 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds finishing in second place in the National League West, with a record of 98-64, four games behind the NL West and pennant winning Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds were managed by Sparky Anderson, and played their home games at Riverfront Stadium.



Regular season


Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 -- .630
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 4 .605
Atlanta Braves 88 74 14 .543
Houston Astros 81 81 21 .500
San Francisco Giants 72 90 30 .444
San Diego Padres 60 102 42 .370


1974 Cincinnati Reds roster
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
RF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 88 227 57 .251 2 19

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 80 208 45 .216 6 28
Kennedy, JuniorJunior Kennedy 22 19 3 .158 0 0
Freed, RogerRoger Freed 6 6 2 .333 1 3


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Billingham, JackJack Billingham 36 212.1 19 11 3.94 103
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 14 85.1 4 4 3.38 42

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Baney, DickDick Baney 22 1 0 1 5.49 12

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Vern Rapp
AA Trois-Rivières Aigles Eastern League Jim Snyder
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Russ Nixon
Short-Season A Seattle Rainiers Northwest League Greg Riddoch
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Hoff



  1. ^ Mario Soto page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Merv Rettenmund page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Roger Freed page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dan Dumoulin page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007



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