Leroy Reams

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Leroy Reams
Pinch hitter
Born: (1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 74)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 7, 1969, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1969, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Games 1
At bats 1
Hits 0

Leroy Reams (born August 11, 1943 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a retired American professional baseball player. An outfielder, first baseman and third baseman by trade, he had a nine-year pro career but appeared in only one Major League game as a pinch hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies on May 7, 1969. Batting for Barry Lersch in the eighth inning of a game at Connie Mack Stadium against the Houston Astros, Reams struck out against Larry Dierker, who pitched a five-hit, 14-strikeout 6–1 victory against Reams' Phillies.[1]

In his playing days, Reams batted left-handed, threw right-handed and was listed as 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg). Signed originally by the New York Yankees in 1962, he was acquired by the Phils after two seasons in the Yankee system. Most of his career was spent at the Double-A level. After his one game in the big leagues, Reams spent the rest of 1969 with the Double-A Reading Phillies and Triple-A Eugene Emeralds. He retired after the 1970 season, and after playing in 954 minor league games.


  1. ^ Retrosheet: 1969-05-07 box score

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