Eddie Reed

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Edward Lee Reed

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Reed hit .300 in 812 minor league games.

Reed was with the Memphis Red Sox when he was picked to play in the 1953 East-West Game. The 23-year-old hit second and played center field for the West. In a 5-1 win, he was 1 for 3, was hit by a pitch and scored a run. He only hit .186/?/.297 in 39 games for the 1954 Keokuk Kernels, his first minor league season. Returning in '56, he batted .270 and slugged .452 for the Carlsbad Potashers. With Carlsbad in 1957, his batting line was .311/.397/.520 with 15 home runs. He led the Southwestern League in times hit by pitch (10) and tied for the most outfield assists (18).

In 1958, the Alabama native hit .307/?/.504 with 14 triples and 17 home runs for the Great Falls Electrics. He tied Bruce Cranshaw for the Pioneer League lead in three-baggers. With Great Falls in '59, Reed batted .339/.438/.570 with 103 RBI in 108 games. He Bruno Terilli for the lead in RBI, was 7th in average and led in outfield fielding percentage (.979). Eddie split 1960 between Great Falls (.318, .501 SLG) and the Green Bay Dodgers (11 for 44, 2B, 2 HR, 8 BB).

Returning to Great Falls, Reed hit .299/?/.512 with 20 dingers in 1961, 7th in the Pioneer League in home runs. In his last season, 1962, he hit .297/.385/.464 for the Electrics. His 14 assists tied for third among league outfielders.