Earl Reid

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Earl Percy Reid

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Right-hander Earl Reid spent thirteen years in professional baseball from 1936 to 1950. The Alabama native sent his first eight seasons (1936-1943) in the minor leagues with six double-digit win years on his way up the ladder. Earl had a good year with the Binghamton Triplets of the class A Eastern League in 1940, when he had a 13-9 record and a 2.89 ERA. He also was 10-7 with a 4.11 ERA for the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association in 1942.

Reid spent the 1944 and '45 seasons with the United States Army during World War II. He returned in time to make his major league debut with the Boston Braves after being drafted by the Braves from the Indianapolis Indians in the 1945 Rule V Draft. Earl made his debut with the Braves on May 8, 1946, appeared in two outings, pitching three innings and won one decision with a 3.00 ERA. This was it for Reid in the show and he spent the rest of this season back in Indianapolis, where he went 10-2 with a 3.30 ERA in 28 games.

Reid spent four more years in the minors (1947-1950) with not too much luck and finished out his baseball career in 1950 with the Temple Eagles and the Gainesville Owls, both of the class B Big State League. He was 37 years of age, with a minor league career record of 125-120, appearing in 436 games with an estimated 3.92 ERA.

After baseball, Reid went to work for O'Neal Steel, where he worked until his retirement. Earl Percy Reid died of natural causes on May 11, 1984 in Cullman, AL.

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