To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Howie Reed
Howie Reed 1961.jpg
Born: (1936-12-21)December 21, 1936
Dallas, Texas
Died: December 7, 1984(1984-12-07) (aged 47)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1958, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1971, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record26–29
Earned run average3.72
Career highlights and awards

Howard Dean Reed (December 21, 1936 – December 7, 1984) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 229 Major League games over ten seasons (1958–60; 1964–67; 1969–71) for the Kansas City Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Houston Astros and Montreal Expos. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 195 pounds (88 kg), Reed was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended Woodrow Wilson High School and the University of Texas at Austin.

Early baseball career

Reed signed with the Athletics in September 1957 and made his pro debut the following year. He spent most of the 1958 minor league season with the Albany Senators of the Class A Eastern League, winning ten games for a last-place team with a solid 3.14 earned run average. Recalled by the Athletics in September 1958, he was unscored upon in two relief appearances and was rewarded with his first big-league start on September 27 against the Chicago White Sox. Reed proceeded to throw a five-hit, complete game victory, winning 2–1 and gaining the decision over eventual Hall of Famer Early Wynn.[1]

Member of 1965 world champions

But Reed failed to stick with Kansas City in both 1959 and 1960, getting into only seven total games and going winless in three decisions. He did post winning campaigns at the Triple-A level, however, and at the close of spring training in 1961, the Dodgers acquired him for right-hander Ed Rakow. Reed then spent almost 312 seasons pitching for the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, the Spokane Indians of the Pacific Coast League, winning 45 games—including 19 in 1963. The Dodgers recalled him in June 1964 and used him in 26 games, including seven starting assignments, through the rest of the season. He wore No. 39 during his Dodger tenure, the number made famous by (and eventually retired to honor) Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella.

Reed won a spot on the 1965 Dodgers' roster and contributed to their National League pennant-winning season. He appeared in 38 games, five as a starter. He won a career-high seven contests (losing five), picked up a save and registered a 3.12 earned run average. He then pitched in two games against the Minnesota Twins during the 1965 World Series; he hurled 113 scoreless innings in Game 1, but was treated roughly in Game 6 when he allowed a three-run home run to the opposing pitcher, Mudcat Grant. The Dodgers prevailed in seven games, earning Reed a World Series ring.

The following May, however, he was traded to the Dodgers' American League neighbors, the California Angels. He worked in only 20 big-league games (19 with the Angels), and spent part of 1966 in the minor leagues. Traded to the Astros during the off-season, Reed was assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City 89ers and in 1967 he notched another 19-game-winning season. The Astros auditioned him in four September 1967 games, but sent him back to Oklahoma City for 1968, when he won another 15 games for the 89ers.

Late career with Expos

The following season, 1969, saw four expansion teams enter the Major Leagues, two in each circuit. Houston sold Reed and two other pitchers to the fledgling Montreal Expos on April 3. Although Reed began the year back in the Pacific Coast League, he was recalled to Montreal in June and spent the next 212 seasons on the Expos' big-league roster, getting into 131 games, 115 in relief, winning 14 games and saving six more. He played one more year, 1972, in the minor leagues before retiring from baseball.

As a Major Leaguer, Reed allowed 510 hits and 208 bases on balls in 51513 innings pitched, with 268 strikeouts. He added nine saves to his 26–29 lifetime win–loss record. He won 127 games in the minor leagues.

Later life

Reed remained in Montréal for two seasons after his playing retirement, working for Seagram's and hosting Expos-related radio and television shows.[2]

Reed began to experience heart troubles and returned to his farm in Mathis, Texas, where he raised cotton and grain, and where he died due to heart failure at age 47 in 1984.[2]


  1. ^ "Kansas City Athletics 2, Chicago White Sox 1". September 27, 1958. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Blanchette, John, '"Baseball and Howie Reed Didn't Forget Each Other", The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington), December 14, 1984

External links

This page was last edited on 31 October 2021, at 22:22
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.