1986 Cincinnati Reds season

1986 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Bill Bergesch
Manager(s) Pete Rose
Local television WLWT
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Steve Physioc)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Cincinnati Reds' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West, although falling short in second place behind the Houston Astros.


Regular season

  • On August 5, 1986, Steve Carlton struck out Eric Davis for the 4000th strikeout of his career.[4]
  • August 17, 1986: Pete Rose played in the last game of his career. It was a game against the San Diego Padres, and Rose was struck out by Goose Gossage.[5]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 9666 0.593 52–29 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 8676 0.531 10 43–38 43–38
San Francisco Giants 8379 0.512 13 46–35 37–44
San Diego Padres 7488 0.457 22 43–38 31–50
Los Angeles Dodgers 7389 0.451 23 46–35 27–54
Atlanta Braves 7289 0.447 23½ 41–40 31–49

Record vs. opponents

1986 National League Records

Atlanta 9–36–125–1310–84–74–84–85–712–67–116–6
Chicago 3–95–74–86–68–106–129–87–116–66–610–7
Cincinnati 12–67–54–1410–87–54–87–510–29–99–97–5
Houston 13–58–414–410–88–45–76–66–610–89–97–5
Los Angeles 8–106–68–108–105–73–95–78–46–128–108–4
Montreal 7–410–85–74–85–78–108–1011–74–85–79–9
New York 8–412–68–47–59–310–88–1017–110–27–512–6
Philadelphia 8-48–95–76–67–510–810–811–76–69–36–12
Pittsburgh 7–511–72–106–64–87–111–177–118–44–87–11
San Diego 6–126–69–98–1012–68–42–106–64–88–105–7
San Francisco 11–76–69–99–910–87–55–73–98–410–85–7
St. Louis 6–67–105–75–74–89–96–1212–611–77–57–5

Notable transactions

  • March 31, 1986: Wayne Krenchicki was traded by the Reds to the Montreal Expos for Norm Charlton and a player to be named later. The Expos completed the deal by sending Tim Barker (minors) to the reds on April 2.[6]
  • April 4, 1986: Chris Welsh was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[7]

Draft picks


1986 Cincinnati Reds roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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
RFDave Parker162637174.27331116

Eric Davis hit 27 home runs and stole 80 bases this season. The New York Yankees' Rickey Henderson also had over 20 homers and 80 steals in 1986; he and Davis are the only two major leaguers to accomplish this feat.

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pete Rose7223752.219025


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Browning39243.114133.81147

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Jack Lind
AA Vermont Reds Eastern League Jay Ward
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Marc Bombard
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Gene Dusan and Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejías
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jeff Cox



  1. Bill Gullickson page at Baseball Reference
  2. "Derek Botelho Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. Tony Pérez page at Baseball Reference
  4. Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
  5. Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.11, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  6. Wayne Krenchicki page at Baseball Reference
  7. "Chris Welsh Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. Reggie Jefferson page at Baseball Reference
  9. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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