1980 Waterbury Reds Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 75-64
Finished 3rd in the EL's South Division
Manager: Mike Compton (75-64)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 54,807, Avg. 789
1980 Waterbury Reds Statistics

Playoffs - Waterbury Reds 2 games, Reading Phillies 0
Finals - Holyoke Millers 2 games, Waterbury Reds 1

The Waterbury Reds of the Eastern League ended the 1980 season with a record of 75 wins and 64 losses, finishing third in the league's South Division.

The Reds surrendered 484 runs, fewest in the league. Waterbury plated 516 runs. Nick Esasky walloped 30 home runs for the team, while Paul Herring swatted 20 or more, too. Nick Esasky drove in 79 runs. Skeeter Barnes paced all regular hitters by hitting .293. Oscar Brito topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.14 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1980 Waterbury Reds who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Tom Foley, Bill Scherrer, Steve Christmas, Bill Dawley, Nick Esasky, Keefe Cato, Mark Gilbert, Tom Lawless, Jeff Lahti and Skeeter Barnes.

Mike Compton served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Russ AldrichLROctober 14, 19566'0"190
Skeeter BarnesRRMarch 7, 19575'11"175Cincinnati, OH US
Dave BiscegliaRRApril 19, 19585'11"178
Oscar BritoRROctober 28, 19596'2"155Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal DO
Larry BuckleRRMarch 25, 19566'3"180
Keefe CatoRRMay 6, 19586'1"185Yonkers, NY US
Steve ChristmasLRDecember 9, 19576'0"190Orlando, FL US
Bill DawleyRRFebruary 6, 19586'5"235Norwich, CT US
Mickey DuvalRRJune 24, 19556'1"175
Scott DyeRRJanuary 9, 19576'1"200Biloxi, MS US
Nick EsaskyRRFebruary 24, 19606'3"200Hialeah, FL US
Nick FiorilloLApril 8, 19576'3"195
Tom FoleyLRSeptember 9, 19596'1"175Fort Benning, GA US
Mark GilbertSRAugust 22, 19566'0"175Atlanta, GA US
Bob HamiltonLLJuly 19, 19565'10"175
Paul HerringRRMarch 4, 19576'0"175
Greg HughesRRNovember 22, 19586'2"185
Jeff LahtiRROctober 8, 19566'0"180Oregon City, OR US
Tom LawlessRRDecember 19, 19565'11"170Erie, PA US
Bob MayerSLApril 2, 19556'0"180
Doug NeuenschwanderRRFebruary 2, 19555'11"180
Rick O'KeeffeLLJuly 26, 19576'6"225Bronx, NY US
Dan SarrettRRJune 7, 19586'0"185
Bill ScherrerLLJanuary 20, 19586'4"170Tonawanda, NY US
Tom SohnsLRJune 1, 19546'0"170
Randy TownRRNovember 25, 19566'0"175

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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