Thursday, April 9, 2015
no. 398 - howie reed
Who is the man: Howie Reed was entering the final season of his 10-year major league career in 1971. He was coming off one of his most prolific seasons as he appeared in 57 games and compiled a 3.13 ERA.
Can ya dig it: I've mentioned this a few too many times to feel comfortable about it anymore, but Reed's eye color matches with his uniform.
Right on: Final card!
You see that cat Reed is a bad mother: Reed won 19 games in a season twice in Triple A, once for the Dodgers' farm team in Spokane in 1963 and the other time for the Astros' farm team in Oklahoma City in 1967.
Shut your mouth: Reed was known to pitch with a toothpick or Q-tip in the corner of his mouth.
No one understands him but his woman: Reed gave up a three-run home run to Twins pitcher Mudcat Grant in the 1965 World Series.
(A word about the back): I don't know if I'm reading the bio right. It reads to me that Reed threw 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball in his first start. But when I look up that game, Reed gave up five hits and they were scattered through the game.