What Really Happened in
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1963 Roster
Johnny Edwards  c
.259, 11, 67
Gordy Coleman  1b
.247, 14, 59
Pete Rose  2b
.273, 6, 41
Gene Freese  3b
.244, 6, 26
Leo Cardenas  ss
.235, 21, 91
Frank Robinson  lf
.259, 21, 91
Vada Pinson  cf
.313, 22, 106
Tommy Harper  rf
.260, 10, 37
Eddie Kasko  3s
.241, 3, 10
Bob Skinner  of
.253, 3, 17
Don Pavletich  1c
.208, 5, 18
Marty Keough  1o
.227, 6, 21
Daryl Spencer  3b
.239, 1, 23
Ken Walters  of
.187, 1, 7
Charlie Neal  3b
.156, 0, 3
Jesse Gonder  c
.313, 3, 5
Jerry Lynch  of
.250, 2, 9
Gene Green  c
.226, 1, 3
Don Blasingame  23
.161, 0, 0
Wally Post  of
.000, 0, 0
Sammy Taylor  c
.000, 0, 0
Hank Foiles  c
.000, 0, 0
Harry Bright  1b
.000, 0, 0
Jim Maloney  p
23-7, 2.77
Jim O'Toole  p
17-14, 2.88
Joe Nuxhall  p
15-8, 2.61
John Tsitouris  p
12-8, 3.16
Joey Jay  p
7-18, 4.29
Bob Purkey  p
6-10, 3.55
Al Worthington  p
4-4, 2.99
Bill Henry  p
1-3, 4.15
Dom Zanni  p
1-1, 4.19
Jim Owens  p
0-2, 5.31
Jim Coates  p
0-0, 5.51
Jim Brosnan  p
0-1, 7.71
Vada Pinson

Pinson: Reds' One-Man Gang
Although Vada Pinson stood high in many NL offensive departments in 1963 (204 hits, 14 triples, 106 RBI), he received little help from his teammates. One exception was righthander Jim Maloney, who fireballed his way to 23 wins and 265 strikeouts that season, still a Reds record.
Rose: 101 Runs, 4 RBI
As a rookie in 1963, Pete Rose led the Reds with 101 runs scored yet netted just 41 RBI. It was a pattern that would continue all during his career. No player who collected 3,000 hits -- let alone 4,000 -- had fewer career RBI than Rose. Only in 1986, his final season, did Rose knock in more runs than he scored.

-- The Baseball Chronicle