1927 Cincinnati Reds season

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1927 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s) Garry Herrmann, C. J. McDiarmid
Manager(s) Jack Hendricks
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The 1927 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 75–78, 18½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Off-season[edit]

On February 9, 1927, the Reds traded long time outfielder Edd Roush to the New York Giants in exchange for infielder High Pockets Kelly. Roush, who was acquired by the Reds from the Giants in 1916, hit .336 with 46 HR and 722 RBI while adding 197 stolen bases in 1298 games with Cincinnati from 1916-1926. Kelly, who had played with the Giants since 1915, led the National League in home runs in 1921, and was the league leader in RBI in 1920 and 1924. In 1136 games with New York, Kelly batted .301 with 123 HR and 762 RBI.

Long-time owner Garry Herrmann, who bought the Reds in 1902, sold the team to C. J. McDiarmid. Under Hermann's ownership, the Reds won the 1919 World Series.

Regular season[edit]

The Reds got off to a very poor start in 1927, going 11-25 in their first 36 games and quickly found themselves in last place in the National League. On July 12, the Reds remained in the National League cellar with a 28-50 through their first 78 games, however, a 21-6 streak in their next 27 games saw the club vault into fifth place in the league with a 49-56 record.

Cincinnati got within one game of a .500 record, as on September 24, following a 1-0 win over the Brooklyn Robins, the Reds had a 72-73 record. That would be the closest the team would get to .500, as they finished the season with a 75-78 record, finishing 18.5 games behind the NL Pennant winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

This marked the first season since 1921 that the Reds finished with a losing record. The 75 wins was the fewest by Cincinnati since they finished 70-83 in 1921.

Catcher Bubbles Hargrave led Cincinnati with a .308 batting average, and had 35 RBI in 102 games. Outfielder Curt Walker batted .292 with a team high six home runs and 80 RBI in 30 games. Rookie outfielder Ethan Allen hit .295 with two home runs and 20 RBI, and had a team high 12 stolen bases in 111 games. High Pockets Kelly suffered through an injury plagued season, hitting .270 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 61 games.

Red Lucas led the Reds pitching staff, as he finished with a 18-11 record, leading the team in wins, as well as a team high 239.2 innings in 37 games. Carl Mays had a solid season, earning a 15-12 record with a 3.51 ERA and a team high 121 strikeouts in 44 games. Pete Donohue struggled to a 6-16 record with a 4.11 ERA in 33 games after two consecutive 20+ win seasons.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 60 0.610 48–31 46–29
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 55–25 37–36
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 2 49–25 43–37
Chicago Cubs 85 68 0.556 50–28 35–40
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 18½ 45–35 30–43
Brooklyn Robins 65 88 0.425 28½ 34–39 31–49
Boston Braves 60 94 0.390 34 32–41 28–53
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43 34–43 17–60


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1927 National League Records

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Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–10 7–15 4–18 7–15 14–8 9–13–1 7–15
Brooklyn 10–12 7–15 11–10 10–12–1 11–11 8–14 8–14
Chicago 15–7 15–7 14–8 10–12 13–9 9–13 9–12
Cincinnati 18–4 10–11 8–14 7–15 16–6 8–14 8–14
New York 15–7 12–10–1 12–10 15–7 15–7 11–11 12–10
Philadelphia 8–14 11–11 9–13 6–16 7–15 7–15–1 3–19
Pittsburgh 13–9–1 14–8 13–9 14–8 11–11 15–7–1 14–8
St. Louis 15–7 14–8 12–9 14–8 10–12 19–3 8–14


Roster[edit]

1927 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C Bubbles Hargrave 102 305 94 .308 0 35
1B Wally Pipp 122 443 115 .260 2 41
2B Hughie Critz 113 396 110 .278 4 49
SS Hod Ford 115 409 112 .274 1 46
3B Chuck Dressen 144 548 160 .292 2 55
OF Curt Walker 146 527 154 .292 6 80
OF Ethan Allen 111 359 106 .295 2 20
OF Rube Bressler 124 467 136 .291 3 77

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
George Kelly 61 222 60 .270 5 21
Jack White 5 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pete Donohue 33 190.2 6 16 4.11 48

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Art Nehf 21 45.1 3 5 5.56 21
Pete Appleton 6 29.2 2 1 1.82 3
Jim Beckman 4 12.1 0 1 5.84 0

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