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Craig Reynolds
Shortstop
Born: December 27, 1952(1952-12-27)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 1, 1975 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1989 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average     .256
Hits     1,142
Runs batted in     377
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Gordon Craig Reynolds (born December 27, 1952 in Houston, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros.

Reynolds attended Reagan High School and was named Houston's Top High School Athlete of 1971. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 1971 Summer Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and was one of their top minor league prospects, batting .293 over six minor league seasons. He made his major league debut for the Pirates in 1975 and split time between the major league club and the triple-A Charleston Rebels for the next two seasons before being traded traded by the Pirates with Jimmy Sexton to the Mariners for Grant Jackson after the 1976 season.

Reynolds immediately became a starter in Seattle and enjoyed a particularly successful season in 1978 when he hit .293 and was selected to play in the 1978 MLB All-Star Game. After that season, his hometown Astros traded for him in exchange for future AL strikeout champion Floyd Bannister.

Reynolds steady glove filled the hole at shortstop for the Astros created by the departure of long-time starter Roger Metzger. He was once again selected to the 1979 all-star game (mostly on the merit of his fielding), but his best season offensively was in 1981 when he tied the major-league record with three triples in one game and led the league with 12 in spite of the strike-shortened season. He played with Astros for 11 seasons, finishing second only to Metzger in all-time games played at shortstop for the team.

Reynolds currently serves as an associate pastor at the Second Baptist megachurch in Houston.

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