Ron Reed

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Ronald Lee Reed

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ron Reed pitched a two-hitter on May 19, 1968 as a member of the Atlanta Braves against the New York Mets. He gave up singles to Art Shamsky and Jerry Martin. He gave up 2 earned runs, walked 5 and struck out 5. The Braves won 3-2. Nolan Ryan was the losing pitcher.

He was primarily a starter with the Braves from 1968 to 1975, but switched to the bullpen with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1976 and saved 102 games over the last 9 years of his career. He was a member of the World Champion 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, posting 2 scoreless innings in the World Series.

Prior to his success on the diamond, Ron was a 3rd round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons, playing two seasons for them from 1965 to 1967. His coach was fellow NBA/MLB dual threat Dave DeBusschere.

He was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. His first baseball card appearance was in the 1968 Topps series.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (1968)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1969)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1968, 1969, 1971, 1972 & 1975)
  • Won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980

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