November 2, 1942 |
|September 26, 1966 for the Atlanta Braves|
Last MLB appearance
|September 29, 1984 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||3.46|
Career highlights and awards
Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942, in LaPorte, Indiana) is a retired American starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966–75), St. Louis Cardinals (1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–83) and Chicago White Sox (1984). He batted and threw right-handed.
In Reed's second full season of baseball, he was chosen to represent the Atlanta Braves as a member of 1968 National League All-Star team. He pitched in the ninth inning, following future Hall of Famers Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton and Tom Seaver on the mound for the NL, and helped preserve a 1-0 victory.
The following season, he won a career-high 18 games to help Atlanta to its first NL division title. On April 8, 1974, he was the winning pitcher the night Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th home run.
In 2005, Ron Reed was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
Over the course of his career, Reed's teams have reached the postseason on 7 occasions. He pitched the inaugural National League Championship Series in 1969 with Atlanta (vs. New York) as well as in 1976 with Philadelphia (vs. Cincinnati), 1977–1978 (vs. Los Angeles), 1980 (vs. Houston), and 1983 (vs. Los Angeles). He also pitched in the inaugural National League Division Series in 1981 with Philadelphia (vs. Montreal); the Division Series format was adopted as a result of the players' strike.
In the 7 seasons, Reed compiled an 0-2 record and 1 save, 5.06 ERA over 32 innings in 22 games.
November 2, 1942 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||LaPorte (LaPorte, Indiana)|
|College||Notre Dame (1962–1965)|
|NBA draft||1965 / 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
Reed graduated in 1965 from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a three-year letterman on the varsity basketball team. He is currently 37th in school history with 1,153 total career points. He was selected in the third round (23rd overall) by the Detroit Pistons in the 1965 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft.
- http://www.baseball-reference.com/ Play Index
- "Apr 8, 1974, Dodgers at Braves Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 8, 1974. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- 1965 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft – Pro Sports Transactions.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) or Baseball Library