June 28, 1964 |
|September 13, 1988, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1993, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||204|
Kevin Michael Reimer (born June 28, 1964 in Macon, Georgia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder and designated hitter from 1988–1993. He also played two seasons in Japan for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 1994–1995.
Reimer was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft. In 1988, Reimer was named the Rangers' Minor League Player of the Year. In 1991, Reimer hit a career-high 20 home runs for the Rangers. Reimer was drafted by the Colorado Rockies from the Texas Rangers as the 9th pick in the 1992 Major League Baseball expansion draft, and promptly traded to Milwaukee Brewers for Dante Bichette.
In his MLB career, Reimer played in 488 games, had 1455 at bats, scored 162 runs, had 376 hits, 52 home runs, 204 runs batted in, a .258 batting average, .320 on-base percentage, and .430 slugging percentage.
Reimer represented Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics when baseball was a demonstration event. However, he was born in Macon, Georgia while his father, Gerry Reimer, was playing in the minor leagues for the Macon Peaches. As a result of his American birth and Canadian parents, Reimer is a dual citizen. Gerry played in the minors from 1958 to 1968.
Reimer grew up in Enderby, British Columbia and played for the Enderby Legionaires.
He married Christine, has two daughters and currently lives in British Columbia, Canada.
- 1992 Topps baseball card # 737