Three times have Reds teammates finished first and second in the National League in Earned Run Average.
This can’t go without saying: Heusser’s nickname was The Wild Elk Of The Wasatch.
The 1923 Reds placed second with a 91-63 record, 4 1/2 games behind the New York Giants. The Reds led the league in ERA as a team with a 3.21 mark. The Brooklyn Robins were second at 3.74. The 1923 Reds were managed by Pat Moran. Moran previously managed the Reds to the 1919 World Series championship.
The 1925 Reds placed third with an 80-73 record, 15 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds led the league in ERA with 3.38. The Pirates were second at 3.87. The Reds were managed by Jack Hendricks. Hendricks had winning seasons in four of six seasons at the helm.
The 1945 Reds placed seventh of eight teams with 61-93 record, 37 games behind the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs led the league in ERA with 2.98, the Reds as a team finished fifth in ERA at 4.00. The 1945 Reds were managed by Bill McKechnie. McKechnie managed two Reds World Series teams, the 1939 National League champions and the 1940 World Champions.