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Ron Reed

Ron Reed
Born: (1942-11-02) November 2, 1942
LaPorte, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1966, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1984, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 146–140
Earned run average 3.46
Strikeouts 1,481
Saves 103
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942) 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 a 19-season career, Reed posted a 146-140 record with a 3.46 ERA, 103 saves, 1,481 strikeouts, eight shutouts, 55 complete games, and 2,47723 innings in 751 appearances (236 as a starter).

He is one of only five pitchers in MLB history to have 100 wins, 100 saves and 50 complete games. The other four are Ellis Kinder, Firpo Marberry, Dennis Eckersley, and John Smoltz[1]


  • Highlights 1
  • Postseason appearances 2
  • Basketball career 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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.[2]

Reed led MLB with 13 relief wins in 1979 while a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Reed is one of only eight pitchers in history (with John Smoltz, Elroy Face, Dennis Eckersley, Bob Stanley, Rich Gossage, Dave Giusti and Hoyt Wilhelm) to have at least 100 wins and 100 saves.

In 2005, Ron Reed was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Postseason appearances

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.

Reed also pitched in 2 World Series while with Philadelphia: 1980 (vs. Kansas City) and 1983 (vs. Baltimore).

In the 7 seasons, Reed compiled an 0-2 record and 1 save, 5.06 ERA over 32 innings in 22 games.

Basketball career

Ron Reed
Personal information
Born (1942-11-02) November 2, 1942
LaPorte, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school LaPorte (LaPorte, Indiana)
College Notre Dame (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / 3rd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1965–1967
Position Forward
Career history
1965–1967 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.[4]

He later played in NBA for the Detroit Pistons (1965–67).

See also


  1. ^ Play Index
  2. ^ "Apr 8, 1974, Dodgers at Braves Box Score and Play by Play". April 8, 1974. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ 1965 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft – Pro Sports Transactions.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) or Baseball Library
  • Career statistics and player information from or NBA
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