Cincinnati Reds Managers

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Cincinnati Reds organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

"I'm sick of Sparky's bull. He keeps telling you how great your team is and how weak his is, but he can't hide the fact he's in first place." - Lou Piniella
Cincinnati Reds Managers

Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB
1890

n/a

Tom Loftus

77 55 .583 4 th 10½
1891

n/a

56 81 .409 7 th 30½
1892 (a)

n/a

Charlie Comiskey

44 31 .587 5 th 20
1892 (b)

n/a

38 37 .507
1893

n/a

65 63 .508 6 th 20½
1894

n/a

55 75 .423 10 th 35
1895

n/a

Buck Ewing

66 64 .508 8 th 21
1896

n/a

77 50 .606 3 rd 12
1897

n/a

76 56 .576 4 th 17
1898

n/a

92 60 .605 3 rd 11½
1899

n/a

83 67 .553 6 th 19
1900

n/a

Bob Allen

62 77 .446 7 th 21½
1901

n/a

Bid McPhee

52 87 .374 8 th 38
1902

n/a

27 37 .422 4 th 33½

n/a

Frank Bancroft

9 7 .563

n/a

Joe Kelley

34 26 .567
1903

n/a

74 65 .532 4 th 16½
1904

n/a

88 65 .575 3 rd 18
1905

n/a

79 74 .516 5 th 26
1906

n/a

Ned Hanlon

64 87 .424 6 th 51½
1907

n/a

66 87 .431 6 th 41½
1908

n/a

John Ganzel

73 81 .474 5 th 26
1909

n/a

Clark Griffith

77 76 .503 4 th 33½
1910

n/a

75 79 .487 5 th 29
1911

n/a

70 83 .458 6 th 29
1912

n/a

Hank O'Day

75 78 .490 4 th 29
1913

n/a

Joe Tinker

64 89 .418 7 th 37½
1914

n/a

Buck Herzog

60 94 .390 8 th 34½
1915

n/a

71 83 .461 7 th 20
1916

n/a

34 49 .410 7 th 33½

n/a

Christy Mathewson

25 43 .368
1917

n/a

78 76 .506 4 th 20
1918

n/a

61 57 .517 3 rd 15½

n/a

Heinie Groh

7 3 .700
1919

n/a

Pat Moran

96 44 .686 1 st +9
1920

n/a

82 71 .536 3 rd 10½
1921

n/a

70 83 .458 6 th 24
1922

n/a

86 68 .558 2 nd 7
1923

n/a

91 63 .591 2 nd
1924

n/a

Jack Hendricks

83 70 .542 4 th 10
1925

n/a

80 73 .523 3 rd 15
1926

n/a

87 67 .565 2 nd 2
1927

n/a

75 78 .490 5 th 18½
1928

n/a

78 74 .513 5 th 16
1929

n/a

66 88 .429 7 th 33
1930

n/a

Dan Howley

59 95 .383 7 th 33
1931

n/a

58 96 .377 8 th 43
1932

31

60 94 .390 8 th 30
1933

35

Donie Bush

58 94 .382 8 th 33
1934

26

Bob O'Farrell

30 60 .333 8 th 42

26

Chuck Dressen

21 39 .350
1935

7

68 85 .444 6 th 31½
1936

7

74 80 .481 5 th 18
1937

7

51 78 .395 8 th 40

40

Bobby Wallace

5 20 .200
1938

65

Bill McKechnie

82 68 .547 4 th 6
1939

1

97 57 .630 1 st +4½
1940

1

100 53 .654 1 st +12
1941

1

88 66 .571 3 rd 12
1942

1

76 76 .500 4 th 29
1943

1

87 67 .565 2 nd 18
1944

1

89 65 .578 3 rd 16
1945

1

61 93 .396 7 th 37
1946

1

67 87 .435 6 th 30
1947

1

Johnny Neun

73 81 .474 5 th 21
1948

1

44 56 .440 7 th 27

1

Bucky Walters

20 33 .377
1949

1

62 92 .403 7 th 35

2

Luke Sewell

1 2 .333
1950

50

66 87 .431 6 th 24½
1951

50

68 86 .442 6 th 28½
1952

50

39 59 .398 6 th 27½

50

Rogers Hornsby

27 24 .529

Cincinnati Reds Managers & Finishes



The Cincinnati Reds franchise, who became the Redlegs from 1953 through 1958 ( click here for their managers ) then the Reds again in 1959 ( click here for their managers ), had two of the fifteen hall of fame managers ( Ned Hanlon and Bill McKechnie ) at their helm and another five hall of fame players manage their team.

During the 1976 season the Cincinnati Reds (as a franchise) had their largest attendance when 2,629,708 fans attended games at Riverfront Stadium.

Sparky Anderson finished first five times, second three times, won over eight-hundred games with the Cincinnati Reds and was finally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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