Ogden Reds

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Team History[edit]

The Ogden Reds were a Cincinnati Reds affiliate which began play as one of the original members of the Pioneer League in 1939. They captured league championships and 1940 and 1941 before ceasing operations during World War II. They resumed play in 1946 and remained in the league for another decade. They never won another league title after the war, but in 1954, pitcher Kenneth Hommel won the Pitching Triple Crown, leading the circuit with 17 wins, 277 strikeouts, and a 3.10 ERA. However, the Reds' most notable alumnus is Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who played with the club in 1953. In 1954, outfielder Jim Lankford put up an odd batting line when he hit only .226 and struck out 216 times. He also had 20 HR, 92 RBI, 16 HBP, and 120 BB; as a result, his batting line was .226/~.395/.428.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1939 58-66 5th Bill McCorry
1940 64-66 4th Bill McCorry League Champs
1941 76-51 2nd Bill McCorry League Champs
1942 50-69 6th Bill McCorry
1946 68-59 3rd Jim Keesey
1947 77-61 3rd Pip Koehler
1948 61-65 4th Pip Koehler (29-40) / Bobby Mattick (32-25) Lost first round
1949 58-68 6th Ham Schulte
1950 58-68 5th Cecil Scheffel
1951 78-61 2nd Cecil Scheffel Lost first round
1952 55-77 7th Dee Moore
1953 89-42 1st Earle Brucker Sr. Lost first round
1954 61-71 6th Earle Brucker Sr.
1955 54-78 8th Jimmie Crandall; Red Treadway